Sage Gin Martini

This Sage Gin Martini is going to be shaking up your cocktail hour or holiday party – in magical cocktail form! An easy & festive gin drink recipe.


A Gin Martini For Happy Hour Or Parties

So by now you guys know I’m all about the garnish. A cocktail isn’t really a proper cocktail in my opinion unless it has a good garnish.

I’m not sure how I got into that, I used to just grab my shaker and head into the kitchen with a bunch of booze to see what I could mix up. But now I need to it look good and also taste good.

And that’s where the garnish comes in. Like with this Champagne Mule or this Black Barrel Tequila Smash. I mean who wouldn’t want that served up to them? Like having the right glass I think having the right garnish makes the drink taste better too.

But for this Sage Gin Martini it’s not as much about the garnish as it is about the foam on top of the drink. It’s an egg white – don’t freak out – just use pasteurized eggs if you’re really concerned. But I just grabbed whatever eggs I had in the fridge, don’t think they were pasteurized and Im still here. And I have a good drink to show for it.

Is An Egg White Safe In A Cocktail Recipe?

If you’re concerned about using a raw egg white at all, just make sure to use a pasteurized egg white or the freshest eggs that you can get your hands on. The risks are actually extremely minimal, we just use regular egg whites even, not pasteurized.

But If you want to take the extra step, pasteurized is the way to go.


How To Make Simple Syrup

The only thing you need to get done ahead of time for this drink is the simple syrup. All simple syrup is made of is equal parts water and sugar, boiled until the sugar is dissolved and clear.

or this recipe we’re going to infuse a few fresh sage leaves into the syrup while it’s boiling…it gives this martini crazy good flavor so you’re not going to want to skip this step.


Feel free to get creative and swap out the sage for fresh thyme, basil and even rosemary! Not a gin fan? Try using vodka or rum instead!

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Sage Gin Martini

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

These Sage Gin Martinis are going to be shaking up your cocktail hour this weekend – in magical cocktail form!



  • 1 1/2 ounce Tanqueray Gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 4 fresh sage leaves (3 for simple syrup and 1 for garnish)
  • 1 ounce sage infused simple syrup
  • 1 egg white


  1. In a small pan, bring a 1/2 cup of water and a half cup of sugar to a boil.
  2. Add the sage leaves and stir.
  3. Let simmer until the sugar completely dissolves, then remove from the heat and cool.
  4. In a cocktail shaker, add the gin, the lemon juice, the simple syrup, the egg white and shake very well.
  5. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a sage leaf.

Recipe Notes

You’ll have more simple syrup than you need for one cocktail, so there will be enough for more!

  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stovetop / Stir
  • Cuisine: American


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3 Responses
  1. Nick

    I had to alter it a bit since I already had regular simple syrup on hand and wasn’t going to make more, so I muddled the lemon and syrup with sage. I like more boozy and less sweet so I did .75 oz simple syrup and 2 oz gin… Anyway great cocktail and the egg whites made all the difference. Highly recommended.

  2. Sherri

    I used way more sage to make the simple syrup, plus I muddled some sage leaves with the gin. Great recipe, and beautiful drink as well.

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