¾ oz (22 ml) Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
1 oz (30 ml) Sage Honey (make ahead, recipe follows)
½ oz (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice, strained
2 oz (60 ml) freshly squeezed ruby grapefruit juice, strained
2 oz (60 ml) Chamdeville Brut
1 large sage sprig, for garnish
2 large sage sprigs
½ cup (125 ml) boiling water
⅔ cup (150 ml) unpasteurized honey
- Combine rye, Sage Honey, lemon and grapefruit juice in a mixing glass with ice. Stir until chilled and strain into a Champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Gently bruise a sprig of sage and lower into glass to garnish.
- To make SAGE HONEY: In saucepan, add sage to boiling water, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove sage and measure ⅓ cup (75 ml) of Sage Water. Set aside.
- Gently heat honey to thin it out and make it esier to work with. Combine Sage Water with warm honey and stir to dissolve. Store refrigerated, up to 1 month. Makes 1 cup (250 ml).