Hello weekend! Toasting to your arrival with a delicious and refreshing cocktail come happy hour. Today I’m sharing the recipe for this delicious sage-infused grapefruit vodka spritzer.
All this additional time at home has me coming up with fun cocktail recipes (also crafted this Basil Lemon Smash cocktail), along with scheming up ways to use the fresh herbs from my garden.
For this grapefruit vodka spritzer cocktail, I concocted a sage-infused simple syrup! Don’t get scared off if you’re not a cook, anyone can make the syrup – it’s so easy!
I love sage, just the smell alone gets me… but I find I rarely use it when cooking. While my basil and rosemary receive all the love, my sage just keeps growing with little use from my end.
Since it’s hot, hot, hot outside, I thought I’d try out a citrus that doesn’t receive too much love in the Haines household – the grapefruit. Rick finds them too sour. I’m reminded of my childhood when my best friend used to eat them with brown sugar on top. While grapefruit isn’t my favorite citrus, it’s definitely flavorful, and a perfect companion for a summer cocktail.
I personally used fresh grapefruits when I made this cocktail, but you could certainly use grapefruit juice to cut down on time. I recommend Lakewood Organic Pure pink grapefruit juice if you decide to go that route.
Read on for the full cocktail recipe, cheers!
Sage-infused Grapefruit Vodka Spritzer
- 3½ oz Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
- 2 oz Vodka
- 2 oz Sparkling water Could use grapefruit or lime for additional flavor
- ½ oz Sage simple syrup
- ½ lime
Sage Simple Syrup
- 1 cup Water
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 8-10 Fresh Sage leaves
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water to a simmer. Add sugar and fresh Sage leaves, stirring until sugar dissolves
- Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled, strain syrup into a container or glass
- Add ice to cocktail shaker
- Combine vodka, fresh Sage simple syrup and grapefruit juice and shake vigerously
- Strain into an ice filled glass
- Add sparkling water and squeeze a touch of fresh lime juice for garnish