Following the tradition of our weekly Ghost Bottle recipes, here is another one! It is perfect for a night out or a stay in.

Here is the recipe!


For the Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 bunches of fresh sage leaves

For the Cocktails:

Pink grapefruit juice
Sage simple syrup
Angostura bitters
Ice cubes
Ghost Bottle or other sparkling white wine
Fresh sage leaves


Make the simple syrup. Combine the sugar and water over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture starts to simmer and the sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in the sage and cook for 30 seconds more. Then remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool. Once the simple syrup has cooled to room temperature, remove and discard the sage. Transfer the simple syrup to a clean re-sealable container and store it in your refrigerator until you are ready to use it.

Make the cocktails. For a single cocktail, vigorously shake 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) grapefruit juice, 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) of the sage simple syrup and 2-3 dashes of bitters in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with fresh ice. Top with about 1/2 cup of Ghost Bottle. Garnish with fresh sage leaves, if desired. Serve immediately.

And don’t forget to cheers!