Sage Bee's Knees Cocktail

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Salt & Wind

A warm afternoon calls for a refreshing drink, so we're teaming up with Aida Mollenkamp of Salt & Wind to perfect our cocktail game. It doesn't get any easier than the Sage Bee's Knees, made with only four ingredients: gin, lemon, honey and sage leaves.


½ cup honey

½ cup cold water

1½ ounces gin

½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ ounce honey syrup

3 fresh sage leaves, divided



1. Make honey syrup by bringing the honey and water to a simmer in a small saucepan until the honey dissolves. Let cool to room temperature.

2. Combine the gin with the lemon juice, ½ ounce honey syrup and 2 sage leaves in a cocktail shaker; stir to dissolve the honey syrup.

3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

4. Press the remaining sage leaf between your hands over the glass and then drop it into the drink. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
  • 661 calories

  • 0g fat

  • 148g carbs

  • 1g protein

  • 145g sugars

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