I skipped last Thursday's cocktail and I apologize because I know it was hard to go about your weekend without a cocktail. But it's ok because this week I have the daintiest, prettiest, and most delicious drink for you. It's definitely a girl's brunch kind of drink and I 'm not thinking the men in your life are going to approve all that much...but who knows, Canean has been known to like a girlie drink here and there!
Grapefruits are just about to come into full season here in Louisiana, and we are pretty lucky to have local ones that grow during the winter months. I eat them like an orange, just peel and eat no sugar necessary. For some reason I grew up only slicing them in half and sprinkling sugar on them before eating them, which pretty much cancels the healthiness right out. It wasn't until about five years ago that I just ate one like I would an orange and I loved it!
I know you might be skeptical because of the slight bitterness to the grapefruit, but if you are eating them in season, they can be really sweet! And I have been patiently waiting to do a grapefruit cocktail until now like a little kid waiting for Christmas. The pink color is so gorgeous mixed with the sage green leaves and little sparkles of candied ginger!
I am pretty sure this will be my holiday drink of choice because it is kind of festive right? Oh and I forgot to tell you that it is super easy, which is always a plus.
- 1 Bottle of Prosecco or Champagne
- Juice from two freshly squeezed grapefruits
- 6 Torn Sage Leaves
- 2 Tbsp. of Ginger Simple Syrup (1/4 Cup of Candied Ginger and 1/2 Cup of Water, bring to a boil, remove from heat and let steep for 10-20 minutes. Remove ginger pieces.)
- Muddle sage, grapefruit juice, and ginger simple syrup in a cocktail shaker and don't be shy with the sage, you want to really bruise it here to release the natural oils.
- Strain the sage infused juice into champagne glasses and top off with prosecco.
- Garnish with sage leaves, grapefruit pieces, and chopped candied ginger.
Beautiful aren't they? I mean if you are hosting a wedding or baby shower (no need to deprive the guests just because the mama to be can't drink) this drink would be fantastic to serve! It's elegant and tasty and your guests will love it!
So I want to know what flavor situations you are craving in your cocktails these days. Any requests? I am always looking for new ideas and of course I want to make you what you want! Leave me a comment and tell me what you would love for me to mix up for you!