Sage is a fairly common herbal in Europe. Like rosemary, sagey comes from the Mediterranean region. Sage is an herb spice commonly used in Western and Middle Eastern cuisine. The reason is that they have a warm, mildly spicy taste, mixed with a little bitterness with wild and cool aromas. If you love herbs and cocktails, you definitely can’t miss sage simple syrup. Let’s explore how to make simple syrup now.
Characteristics of sage
Sage in Latin means “healing.” Specifically, sage has herbal properties. It can cure some symptoms such as sore throat, and poor digestion. Sage is considered a sacred herb. Moreover, the Romans believed that sage could cure all diseases and prolong human life. The Chinese also appreciate the value of sage. They think that sage is a medicine that cures infertility.
Sage usually has purple-pink flowers, growing into symmetrical cotton. Sage oil contains omega 3,6,9 fats (containing 20% gamma-linoleic acid, or GLA for short). They are all essential for the brain and the protection of the cardiovascular system.
The scent and essence of sage are better released when crushed. If you combine this herb with the sour taste of berries, its taste will be more exceptional than ever. Sage simple syrup will add to the quality and taste of this delicious herb in beverages. Sage simple syrup is perfect and suitable for drinks, mocktails, and cocktail recipes.
Detailed instructions on how to make sage simple syrup
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Rest time: 45 minutes
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Total cooking time: 60 minutes
- Servings: 1 cup
- Difficulty cooking: Easy
- Calories: 120 calories
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 9 sage leaves
With the above ratio of ingredients, you will receive 1 cup of sage simple syrup. If you want more syrup, increase the proportion of ingredients that we have provided. Besides, prepare glass jars, fine mesh stainless steel strainers, pestle, and mortar.
First of all, put glass jars and cooking utensils in boiling water to disinfect and keep them dry.
Next, you use a pestle to crush the sage leaves in the mortar. This helps the flavor and aroma of the sage release better.
Add all the sugar and water to a pan and boil the mixture until boiling. Stir in the mixture of water and sugar so that the sugar dissolves completely.
Add the crushed sage leaves to the top pan of water. Continue to simmer them to low heat for 5 minutes. If you want the scent level of sage simple syrup to be stronger, you can continue simmering for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, place the sage leaves in this pan of water for 45 minutes.
Pour the mixture over the stainless steel strainers to completely remove the sage leaves from the syrup. Let the syrup cool completely before storing it in the fridge. You can store sage simple syrup in a mason jar instead of a glass bottle. As a result, this syrup can be stored for up to three weeks. You should use it all in three weeks.
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Sage Gold Rush Cocktails recipe
- 3 ounces bourbon
- 3 ounces sage simple syrup
- 2 lemons or 3 ounces of lemon juice
Add all the ingredients above in a shaker full of ice to make cocktails.
Shake the jar for 2 minutes.
Pour all the mixture in the jar into an Old Fashioned glass. Add ice to the glass before pouring in the drink.
Garnish the drinking glass with a few sage leaves and a thin slice of lemon by the mouth of the glass. You can instantly enjoy a great glass of Sage Gold Rush Cocktails from the sage simple syrup just made above.
Benefits of Sage
Sage is used as an ingredient in cuisine and used as medicine. Sage seed oil is rich in omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids. Therefore, it is a component in the drug to treat brain disorders and protect the cardiovascular system.
Researchers have found Ursolic acid in sage. This chemical compound effectively removes the invasion, metastasis, and invasion of malignant melanoma cells. The diterpenoids, Sesquiterpene, isolated from the roots of sage can have an anti-cancer effect on liver cancer cells
You can make drinks with sage syrup. You should add honey, sage syrup, and boiled water. After stirring in this mixture, you can enjoy a healthy and safe drink.
Sage is also used in food. However, the way of combining sage with foods is a bit complicated because of its characteristic taste and smell. Although it is an herb, the smell is not so clear, does not radiate as passionately as thyme. Its scent is slightly stronger than parsley.
Besides, the taste of sage is lighter than that of thyme. Sage is very perfect for the ingredients mentioned later. They are sweet potatoes, pumpkins, eggplants, tomatoes; poultry meats (chicken, duck, and goose meat), pork, and sausages. In general, sage is suitable for high-protein and high-fat dishes. Sage will help these dishes to be more fragrant and flavorful. It is the perfect spice to enhance the taste of the food.
We have just shared with you all the most detailed information about sage and how to make sage simple syrup. Sage has many beneficial uses. Making syrup from sage is also simple with familiar ingredients. We hope that you can successfully make this syrup through our article below. If you want to learn more fascinating information about syrups, check out our next articles on Bourbon O