Grapefruit-Sage Champagne Cocktail

Cheers to the perfect holiday libation. 

Grapefruit-Sage Champagne Cocktail
 
Makes 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce Sage Simple Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 1 ounce gin
  • ¼ cup sparkling white wine
  • Garnish: fresh sage leaves
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine grapefruit juice, Sage Simple Syrup, and gin. Fill with ice. Cover and shake until very cold, about 30 seconds. Strain into a glass, and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with sage, if desired.

Sage Simple Syrup
 
Makes about 1½ cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup chopped fresh sage, stems included
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature. Strain mixture, discarding sage. Cover and refrigerate until cold. Syrup will keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.

 

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