Monday, 3 January 2011

The Venerable Sage (Liqueur).


I joked that I was given a box of worms and a bottle of vodka for Xmas.

I was.

But the vodka was to make a sage liqueur (label above).



  1. If you ask me, it looks nothing like you.

  2. I didn't ask you, it's not me.

  3. You just fell off the birthday list!

  4. So, what is the recipe, please? I'd like to make some Thyme Eau du Vie, as well. I've had Sage Liqueur and it was remarkable.

  5. 3 cups eau de vie (100 proof) (I used vodka)
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 cup water
    3/4 cup sage leaves and sage flowers

    1. Put the leaves and flowers into a bottle or jar and add the eau de vie. Cover and leave in a warm place for eight days. 2. On the ninth day, strain the liquor into another clean jar

    3. Over low heat, dissolve the sugar in the water, then bring it up to a boil. Cool the syrup and add it to the eau de vie.

    4. Seal the bottle and store in a cool, dark place or drink immediately.

  6. Thank you very much, Lee. I'll give that a go. I bet I can use the same formula for Thyme, Lavender and Basil. Here it's known as a digestif which is just a fancy way of giving you licence to have a snort after dinner.
    I also found this while poking around for recipes, might be worth a looksee since tangerines and the like are rife in the shops right now.
    Kind regards, Kitty

  7. He looks like Gandolf the Grey from Lord of the Rings.
    A liqueur made from sage leaves and flowers sounds interesting as well as medicinal.

    xoxoxo ♡

  8. I think I must sue them for breach of copyright with my blog image!


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