The Sage Advice

January 20, 2016

The Sage Advice

It's official: winter has arrived. But the bitter snap isn't going to get our cocktail game down.

Pink grapefruit and citrusy Spanish Cava come together with a double-dose of sage (both the herbaceous spirit from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction and a helping of the fresh, winter-proof herb) to create this cocktail.

The Sage Advice
Makes Two Drinks

  • 1 shot sage liquor (we like Art in the Age)
  • 2 shots fresh pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/3 shot simple syrup
  • 2 strips grapefruit zest
  • 2 sage leaves
  • Spanish Cava
  1. Crush the sage leaves and grapefruit zest in your hand and add them to the shaker.
  2. Add the sage liquor, grapefruit juice and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Add ice to above the level of the liquid and shake vigorously for 3 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into chilled coupes and top with Cava. Garnish with sage leaves.

Don't have sage liquor? Don't sweat it. Just substitute your favorite gin.

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