This sparkling sage gimlet mocktail is a non-alcoholic take on a gimlet recipe. This gimlet mocktail has simple syrup, fresh lime juice, sage leaves, and sparkling water for a well-balanced mocktail that feels fancy!
I love a good lime mocktail. And I knew I wanted one that incorporated simple syrup and those fresh sage leaves we have in our garden. So this mocktail recipe was born.
This sparking sage lime gimlet mocktail feels really fancy. Worthy of a a special event. But easy enough to just drink on a typical weeknight. Serve it in a coupe or martini glass. Then you barely miss the alcohol. Sip on it, and pat yourself on the back that you won't have a hangover the next day.
But really, mocktails are the perfect non-alcoholic drink for anyone that is pregnant, breastfeeding, on medication, or just doesn't want to drink alcohol! And even if you drink alcohol? It's good to have a couple of mocktail recipes in your repertoire so that you can whip them up when others want a virgin cocktail.
A typical gimlet has lime juice, simple syrup, and gin. This takes out the gin and replaces it with bubbly sparkling water (or club soda)! And it introduces sage for an additional depth of flavor.
- Fresh sage leaves - Fresh sage leaves are key to this recipe! We keep a pot of sage in our garden, but you can also get fresh sage leaves in the produce section of your grocery store.
- Simple syrup - Simple syrup is so easy to make (and inexpensive!)
- Lime juice - Get a lime for this mocktail! Fresh lime juice is so delicious.
- Sparkling water - Use whatever sparkling water you have, just make sure it's not flavored or sweetened, as that will throw off this recipe. You just want plain sparkling water or club soda.
How to make the mocktail:
Making this sparkling sage gimlet mocktail is so easy! Into a cocktail shaker, add the sage leaves, fresh lime juice, and the simple syrup. Add ice, then shake for 20-30 seconds. This helps get the sage flavor all through the liquid.
Strain into a coupe glass or a small martini glass and top with sparkling water. Add a sage leaf for garnish, if you like!
Other mocktail recipes:
- Sparkling lemon martini mocktail
- Cinnamon and orange mocktail
- Frozen peach bellini mocktail
- Cranberry fizz mocktail
- Blueberry mojito mocktail
Sparkling Lime and Sage Gimlet Mocktail
- Cocktail Shaker
- 3 sage leaves (plus an extra for garnish)
- ¾ oz lime juice freshly squeezed
- ¾ oz simple syrup
- sparkling water unsweetened and unflavored
- Into a cocktail shaker, add 3 sage leaves, the lime juice, and simple syrup.
- Add ice to your cocktail shaker, then shake for 20-30 seconds.
- Strain into a coupe or martini glass. Top with sparkling water.
- If desired, add a sage leaf to the top for garnish.