Sage Rush

Muddled sage leaves echo the herbaceous flavors of gin and the astringency of grapefruit in this elegant cocktail.

Ingredients
  • 6 medium sage leaves
  • 1/4 or one large lemon, cut into 2 wedges
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 twists of grapefruit peel for garnish
Instructions

1. Put the sage leaves, lemon wedges, and sugar in a cocktail shaker and crush them together with about a dozen determined strokes of a cocktail muddler or the end of a slender rolling pin or wooden spoon.

2. Add the gin, grapefruit juice, and a large scoop of ice cubes. Cap and shake vigorously.

3. Strain into 2 martini glasses and garnish with the grapefruit peel twists.
Yield: 
2 drinks
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