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  • Active time:5 minutes
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[Photograph: Alice Gao]

Featuring ginger and sage, this herbal cocktail from Brian Block at Aldea in NYC is perfect for fall.


  • For the ginger syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 ounces ginger root, peeled
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 sage leaf
  • Ice
  • 2 ½ ounces Plymouth Gin
  • ¾ ounce lemon juice
  • ¾ ounce ginger syrup
  • 2 dashes orange blossom water
  • Garnish: orange twist


  1. 1.

    For the ginger syrup: Stir sugar into water until sugar dissolves. Muddle ginger root and add to syrup. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, then strain.

  2. 2.

    For the cocktail: Muddle sage lightly in cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Add gin, lemon, ginger syrup, and orange blossom water. Shake well and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with orange twist.

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