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Sage-Fig Cocktail

Let's make the most of fig season with this sweet and savory sage-fig cocktail! Featuring a homemade sage simple syrup, fresh figs, orange liqueur, lemon juice and rum, this tasty and oh-so pretty cocktail is the perfect welcome to the fall months. With those rich, warm flavors, you'll want to sip on this autumn cocktail by the fire all season long.
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 240kcal


  • Small saucepan
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Citrus juicer
  • Jigger or small measuring cup


Sage Simple Syrup

  • 3-4 fresh sage sprigs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup water

Sage-Fig Cocktail

  • 2 black mission figs halved (see note if fresh figs aren't available for dried fig alternative)
  • 1 ounce sage simple syrup
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur preferably Grand Marnier
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Chilled club soda for topping


Sage Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan, combine sage, water and sugar. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil. Frequently stir to help dissolve sugar.
  • 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.

Sage-Fig Cocktail

  • Muddle the figs in a cocktail shaker with the sage simple syrup until they mostly break down.
  • Add white rum, orange liqueur, lemon juice and ice to the cocktail shaker.
  • 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 or double strain.
  • 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. You can also substitute the muddled fresh figs for 2 tablespoons fig jam.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 143IU | Vitamin C: 10mg