- 500ml eau de vie (or use vodka)
- About 1 litre sage leaves
- 250g sugar
Making Elixir of Sage
- Pick the leaves on a dry sunny day.
- Pack them into a wide necked jar and pour over the eau de vie
- Leave on a sunny windowsill for at least a month.
- Dissolve the sugar in 150ml boiled water, then allow to cool.
- Strain the sage and alcohol mixture which should by now be a bright green, and add to the sugar syrup.
- Bottle and use within 12 months.