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Grapefruit & Sage Bees Knees


Grapefruit & Sage Bees Knees

Okay, I know this isn’t a true Bees Knees–besides the addition of sage, there’s grapefruit in place of lemon and I’ve topped this off with tonic and ice. But, I promise, this drink lives up to it’s namesake–it really is the bees knees!

for the syrup:

1-2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves

1/3 cup honey

1/2 cup water

for the cocktail (makes 1):

1 ounce grapefruit juice

1 ounce honey-sage syrup

2 ounces gin

a dash or two of bitters, if you have them



To make the syrup, add the sage leaves, honey, and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, boil 1 minute, and remove from the heat. Pour into a heatproof jar and cool. Strain out the a sage before using.

For the cocktail, shake or stir the juice, syrup, and gin together with a few dashes of bitters (if using). Pour it into a glass over ice, and top with tonic.