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Hip Hop Happy Hour: Sage Wisdom

This week’s Hip Hop Thursday is not to be missed, and WE can’t wait for you to tune in! On Growing Up Hip Hop, Lil’ Eazy-E is looking for answers about his father’s passing, but those around him are nervous to reveal the whole truth. Meanwhile, Angela confronts Romeo about abandoning her on their double date. On Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition, Tiffany is still left wondering about Lil’ Fizz and Nia’s past, and one Boot Camper is caught FaceTiming someone who isn’t their partner. It looks like everyone could use a strong dose of “Sage Wisdom,” a delicious cocktail featuring a honey sage simple syrup and lemon!

Recipe: Sage Wisdom

2 Servings


Honey Sage Simple Syrup:

  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 oz. fresh sage leaves, stems removed


  • 4 oz. bourbon
  • 3 oz. honey sage simple syrup
  • 3 oz. freshly squeezed lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
  • Lemon twists and sprigs of sage, for garnish


Honey Sage Simple Syrup:

Combine the honey, water, and sage leaves in a medium saucepan over medium heat. As soon as the mixture starts to steam, turn off the heat. Steep sage leaves for 10 minutes. Strain into a jar or bottle with a lid, pressing leaves firmly to release liquid. This makes approximately one cup, and leftover syrup can be sealed and stored in the refrigerator for one month.

“Sage Wisdom” Cocktail:

Combine the bourbon, honey sage simple syrup, and lemon juice in an ice-filled shaker. Shake for 1 minute. Strain into ice-filled Old Fashioned glasses and garnish each with a lemon twist and a few sprigs of sage.

WE hope you enjoy your dose of “Sage Wisdom” while watching Growing Up Hip Hop (9|8c) and Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition (10|9c)! Don’t forget to follow #GUHH and #HipHopBootCamp on Instagram and Snapchat to celebrate “Hip Hop Happy Hour” every week!