Grape and Sage Spritzer

Sage, the herb that reminds me of Thanksgiving. Sage’s pine-like aroma and eucalyptus and citrus notes adds such depth to the muddled sweet black grapes. I found this recipe and thought it fit very well alongside other autumnal dishes. This makes for a refreshing and unique cocktail to serve your guests this season!

Ingredients

(This batch was for an 11 oz glass)

  • 5-6 sage leaves
  • 25-30 black grapes
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • ginger ale to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scatter the grapes on it. 
  3. Roast for 30 minutes until the grapes begin to shrivel a bit but not burst. 
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. 
  5. To a cocktail shaker, add the sage leaves and the roasted grapes, reserving at least one grape for garnish.  
  6. Muddle to release the grape juices and break up the sage. 
  7. Add ice and your favorite vodka. 
  8. Give it a good shake. 
  9. Add ice to a glass and strain the mix over it. 
  10. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a sage leaf and a roasted grape.

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