Simple syrup, high-quality grapefruit juice, and sage come together to make these herbaceous sage greyhound cocktails. This is the last post of my Valentine’s series for my all-time favorite greyhound, Bell!
Guys, my dog is such a hipster. I knew it from the first day I got her. She arrived to my house with tattooed ears and the first time I took her out to a bar, she kept lapping craft beer out of my friend’s glass. She also loves to drive in her Outback and eat coffee beans off the floor. I should have known I would end up with a hipster dog, it was just bound to happen.
Tbh, I’ve been meaning to post this recipe since I got Bell all the way back in December 2017. How has it been over a year already?! I just can’t believe it. Bell has 100% adjusted to our family flawlessly. She has a permanent spot on the couch. She nips at me for dinner. And she puts her face on the table while we’re eating. Ugh, I love her so much.
I decided to do a Bell-inspired post for my Valentine’s series since she’s my BABY, so obvvvvs I had to do sage greyhound cocktails! Bell would have preferred steak or peanut butter or something, but this was cuter sooo!! Her birthday is coming up, so let’s be real, I will probably end up making her a cake. Regardless, Bell actually got to try this sage greyhound, because she licked it out of the glass while we were getting photos together 🙄. So, oops?
The best part is that this is truly the easiest cocktail ever. Mostly because I totally cheated. I didn’t feel like juicing an ass-ton of grapefruits, so I bought the good-quality grapefruit juice and called it a day. Herb-infused simple syrup is the easiest thing everrrr. And vodka is vodka. Five minutes later, you have sage greyhound cocktails, which are perfect for girl’s night, pre-dinner drinks, or hanging out with your dog.
And, on another note, if you’re looking to adopt a dog, please consider a greyhound! They are the easiest, sweetest, most gentle little couch potatoes you could ever find. I adopted Bell through Nevada Greyhounds Unlimited, but you can find a greyhound rescue in pretty much every state! Also, if you are ever in need of a greyhound fix, Bell has an entire highlight on my Instagram, because we’re those kind of people.
Ok that’s all I have for now, time to go drink a sage greyhound with my greyhound BYE!!
Sage Greyhound Cocktails
Sage Greyhound Cocktail
Sage Simple Syrup
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 bunch fresh sage, about 6 leaves
Sage Greyhound Cocktail
- 8 oz grapefruit juice
- 4 oz vodka
- 1 oz sage simple syrup
- Fresh sage, for garnish
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and a few leaves of fresh sage. Bring to a simmer, pressing on the sage with the back of a spoon to release the oils. After a couple of minutes, remove from heat and let cool completely.
- To make the greyhounds, combine the grapefruit juice, vodka, and sage simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, and shake until the outside starts to get frosty, about 20-30 seconds. Strain into two martini glasses. Twist a sage leaf over each cocktail to release the oils. Garnish the cocktail with fresh sage. Serve!
xo Sara Lynn
*Song of the day: This Old Dog by Mac Demarco