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Whiskey sizzled in popularity in the 19th century. The Scots had the whiskey, the Irish had the bubbles, and the English were left out in the cold by all three. Eventually, whiskey spun its way into America, where it was deemed an alcoholic drink for “whiskey sages.” The “sage” part is important, because sage is synonymous with “green,” “new,” or “fresh.” Green-complected people are viewed as young, new, and fresh, which is why sage is often associated with youthful, contemporary, and modern things.

A popular winter cocktail may sound like something you’d drink on a cold night with fire, but, in reality, it is very much drinkable now. As urban legend has it, it originated with the American soldiers stationed in Russia during World War II. The soldiers were given their choice of vodka, cognac, or whiskey to drink during the winter, and the whiskey was the most popular choice. So, they mixed the spirit with water to make a drink that would keep them warm all winter long.. Read more about sage whiskey cocktail and let us know what you think.


If there was ever a cocktail that had it all, this is it!

This whiskey-sage drink has a subtle and rich taste.

Not to mention attractive!


Spicy rye whiskey lightened with a simple syrup flavored with earthy sage, delightfully acidic grapefruit and lime juices, and a dash of bitters to bring out the best in everything!

Cocktail with Whiskey and Sage

Whiskey Sage Cocktail


  • rye whiskey, 2 oz.
  • 1 oz. fresh grapefruit juice (pink or red)
  • a half-ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple sage syrup (recipe below) (Alternatively, 2 tablespoons agave syrup may be used.)
  • 2 tsp. bitters
  • 1 leaf of sage
  • ice


In the colder winter months, this Whiskey Sage Cocktail is a wonderful cocktail to enjoy. Bring 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup coarsely chopped sage leaves to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, to create sage simple syrup. Reduce heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool fully. Strain into a jar, cover firmly, and keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.


Step 1
Half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Mix together the remaining ingredients (except for sage leaf) Shake vigorously until completely cold. Pour everything into a glass. Serve with a sage leaf as a garnish (slap a couple times to bring out the flavor)

Sexy whiskey sage cocktail unites spicy whiskey and sage to bring you a cocktail perfect for sipping in the cooler winter months. It's a handsome drink too! Win! |

This cocktail is based on the sage-infused whiskey drink Whiskey Sage, which is a home-made, whiskey-based winter drink that has been created by the author for many years. The drink is made with 2 oz of whiskey, sage, nutmeg, cinnamon, lemon, cloves, and other spices. The drink should be served in a small glass over ice.. Read more about honey sage bourbon cocktail and let us know what you think.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you drink whiskey in the winter?

You can drink whiskey in the winter by heating it up.

What is a good cold weather cocktail?

A good cold weather cocktail is a drink that can be made with ingredients that are found in the winter season.

What is the best whiskey cocktail?

A Manhattan is the best whiskey cocktail.