The Pollinator (aka Sage Bee’s Knees)
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Serves: 2 Cocktails
A sophisticated, balanced cocktail that combines sage-honey syrup, aromatic gin, and fresh lemon.
For the Honey-Sage Syrup
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 12-15 medium sage leaves, stems removed
For 2 Cocktails
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 2½ - 3 ounces honey-sage syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice (from about 1½ large lemons)
  1. Make the Honey-Sage Syrup: Combine water, honey and sage leaves in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off heat and let it steep leaves for 15 minutes. Strain into a sealable jar or bottle. Makes about 1 cup. Leftover syrup will keep in the fridge for about 1 month, possibly longer.
  2. Make the cocktails: Combine gin, lemon juice and syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill shaker halfway with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sage leaf or a lemon twist.
Recipe by Nerds with Knives at