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.