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Have you had a great party and need to regenerate yourself? Here is the perfect cocktail for you, the Saint Bavarian Sage Cocktail! A gin-based cocktail with fresh notes of sage, a pleasant and refreshing long drink.

Saint bavarian sage long drink
Saint Bavarian Sage long drink

The Saint Bavarian Sage

Saint Bavarian Sage Cocktail is the brainchild of Marcel Wanek of the Holy Taste bar in Germany. Its purpose is to be a hangover remedy for the famous Oktoberfest. Of course, it can also be enjoyed on other occasions and not necessarily used to pick-me-up.

This is a gin-based cocktail with strong herbaceous and floral notes provided by the chosen tonic, Feever-Tree’s Mediterranean, detailed by thyme and lemon. Sage refreshes the palate and opens the stomach, thanks in part to the use of Edinburgh Dry Gin. It is low in alcohol, making it a great apéritif with gin.

Preparation of Saint Bavarian Sage Cocktail

What makes this cocktail special is the use of powdered sugar, which does not have to be vanilla. The gin it’s made with is Edinburgh Dry Gin, but obviously we can’t have every bottle available at home. Feel free to use whatever gin you have on hand if you can choose, perhaps opting for a dry one. So I have made two Saint Bavarian Sage Cocktail, one with Tanqueray London Dry Gin and the other with Hendrick’s Gin. I can assure you that they were very different, the first one being much milder, while the second one was really very bold in terms of flavours.

This is proof that the world of gin is truly endless, you could make the same cocktail with a different result every time. But of course, if you have the chance, try it with the original gin, so you can taste it as it was created.

You will need a shaker to make it; add all the ingredients except the tonic in the shaker. Shake well and strain into a tall glass with ice. Top with tonic water and garnish with a slice of lemon and a sprig of sage.

If you like cocktails with gin, then of course I recommend the Gin Tonic and also

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Saint Bavarian Sage Cocktail

A refreshing thirst-quencher and aromatic, the Saint Bavarian Sage is a perfect cocktail for any time of day, not too alcoholic with an intense sage flavour and aroma, ideal as an apéritif.
Porzioni 1 portions
Tempo di Preparazione 5 minutes
Tempo totale 5 minutes


  • 1 Boston Shaker
  • 1 Highball Glass or medium Tumbler
  • 1 Fine Strainer


  • 50 ml Dry Gin Edinburgh or other dry gin
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 4 tsp Powdered Sugar non-vanilla flavored
  • 7 leaves of Sage
  • Tonic Water Mediterranean Fever-Tree
  • Ice

To Decorate

  • Sprig of Sage
  • 1 wedge of Lemon


  • Add 7 leaves of Sage, 4 tsp Powdered Sugar, 30 ml Lemon Juice, 50 ml Dry Gin and Ice to shaker. Shake well for 10 to 12 seconds.
  • Strain the cocktail into a glass filled with ice. Top with Tonic Water and garnish with a Sprig of Sage and 1 wedge of Lemon.



*weight does not include ice
Chef: Taira by R.J.
Calorie: 174kcal
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Alcoholic Cocktail
Difficoltà: Easy
Tipologia: Aperitif, Every Hour, Gin Base, Long Drink
Metodo di Miscelazione: Shaker
Tempo di Miscelazione: Shake for 10/12 s.


Serving: 126g* | Calories: 174kcal (9%) | Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0.1g | Sugar: 11g (12%)

Le informazioni nutrizionali mostrate sono una stima fornita da un calcolatore nutrizionale online. Non deve essere considerato un sostituto del consiglio di un nutrizionista professionista.

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Recipe taken from Fever-Tree The Art Of Mixing.

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