How to Make the Best Grapefruit Old Fashioned




Sage Syrup:
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3-4 sprig fresh sage
  • 4 ruby red grapefruits
  • Angostura bitters
  • Bourbon
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice



  1. Place a saucepan over medium heat and add the water and sugar; mix until the sugar dissolves. Add the sprigs of sage and bring the mixture to a simmer, cooking for 5 minutes. Take the pan off the heat and allow the syrup to steep while you make the rest of the drink. After it’s done steeping, remove the sprigs of sage and discard.
  2. Before you juice the grapefruits, slice off four grapefruit rings for garnish. Juice the grapefruit juice into a measuring cup.
  3. To make the cocktail, add about 3 to 4 liquid ounces of grapefruit juice and two tablespoons of simple syrup to a glass. Add two dashes of bitters, 2 liquid ounces bourbon, a splash of sparkling water and ice. Stir until combined, and garnish with the grapefruit peel.
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