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Two sage-fig cocktails on burlap and fabric with white flowers behind them.

Sage-Fig Cocktail

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink


Let's make the most of fig season with this sage-fig cocktail! Featuring a sage simple syrup, fresh figs, sweet orange liqueur and rum, this tasty and oh-so pretty cocktail is the perfect welcome to the fall. 


For Sage-Infused Simple Syrup
3-4 sage sprigs
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

For Sage-Fig Cocktail
2 black mission figs, halved
2 ounces white rum
1 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce sage-infused simple syrup
1/2 lemon, juiced
Club soda, to top


For Sage-Infused Simple Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan, combine sage, water and sugar. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil. Frequently stir to help dissolve sugar.
  2. Once the mixture simmers and the sugar dissolves, turn off heat, allow the sage to steep for at least 30 minutes and strain. Chill and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for several weeks.

For Sage-Fig Cocktail

  1. Muddle the figs in a cocktail shaker until they mostly break down. Add rum, Grand Marnier, sage-infused simple syrup, lemon juice and ice.
  2. Put on the top of the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 15 to 30 seconds. Strain into ice-filled glasses and top with club soda. Enjoy!


  • Figs have a lot of seeds, so if you want a seedless cocktail, strain the cocktail over a cheese cloth-lined fine-mesh sieve.
  • If you can't find fresh figs, you can add a cup of dried figs to the simple syrup with the sage. Dried figs have a richer flavor than fresh figs, but it will still be super tasty and infuse plenty of fig flavor.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 240
  • Sugar: 14
  • Sodium: 7
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 15
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: fig cocktail, rum, fig, sage, sage cocktail