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.
Michelle @ Hummingbird High
Oh! This was the conference you were telling me about; it looks great! Enjoy.
Also, this drink is awesome. Grapefruit + sage? Bees’ knees indeed.
Millie | Add A Little
What a beautiful drink Cindy! Love the colour!
Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food
Perfect for summer! 🙂
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
I’m growing sage in my garden, too. I have sage, honey, water, gin, just need the grapefruit. This looks/sounds like my dream cocktail. I’ve gotta give it a try!
I spy my bae, Botanivore! Good choice. I decided to skip the conference but I’ll be chillin’ if you ladies are out and about in PDX!
I want this in EVERY WAY! love it
You are on a cocktail roll lately, Cindy! I love a bees knees and your riff on it is super smart.
Sarah @ SnixyKitchen
Dudddeee! I’m all over the sage in this drink! I wish we’d had more time in Portland so Alanna and I could have invited ourselves over to see your patio and sip on these bees knees! It was great to meet you Cindy – come visit us in the bay?? 🙂
You are welcome to come back to Portland for patio drinks, any time! I will be dreaming of a visit to the bay until I can make it happen!
Ohh, I need that drink! 🙂 Looks tasty!
What a drink! I need it! 🙂