Sage Cocktail Advice

Posted by on Dec 25, 2013 in Blog, Guest Posts | 0 comments

Originally published on whereandwhatintheworld.com

by Brenda C. Hill

Since I am always looking for a new cocktail, and love to muddle, here is a fun one for the New Year holiday. If you have turkey, sage gravy, and stuffing for Christmas you may have extra sage for this tasty libation I adapted from a recipe in Better Homes and Gardens. I will be in Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s Eve, then Baja Mexico/California, searching for the best Margaritas.

Sage Cocktail
Ingredients
2 grapefruit wedges
6 large sage leaves
1/4 cup of vodka
1/4 cup of gin
2 tbsp. simple syrup
splashes of Prosecco
Method
In a cocktail shaker muddle the grapefruit wedges and sage leaves.
Fill shaker with ice.
Add the gin, vodka, and simple syrup.
Shake 30 seconds and strain into a chilled martini glass.
Pour a few splashes of Prosecco on top…and say Cheers.
Tips
I like to fry sage and use as a garnish for soups, salads and to brighten mashed potatoes.
Sage leaves, natural or fried, are delicious in those next day turkey sandwiches.
Look for fresh sage with a vibrant color and aroma.
Use fresh and juicy grapefruit wedges.
I followed the recipe, except for a few extra splashes of Prosecco, but I think you could use all vodka or gin instead of half of each.
I substitute basil for mint and sage on meat or in cocktails with good results.
I often buy Prosecco, and wine, at Trader Joe’s for good value.

Brenda C. Hill
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