Experiment with the amount of sage in your simple syrup to make this cocktail more or less earthy.
2 ounces Venus Gin Blend No. 01
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice
1/2 tablespoon sage simple syrup*
5 fresh blackberries
Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add ice, gin, lime juice, lemon juice and simple syrup and shake. Strain into a glass and serve up with a sage leaf garnish.
* In a small saucepan, bring 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar and 8 sage leaves to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow to cool before straining into a sealed container. Store refrigerated.