Sage and Honey Cocktail
Are you guys ready for a unique cocktail that is just the right amount of flavor?! This cocktail isn't too sweet of too bubbly. It's juuuuusstt right! I also like that it uses real food for ingredients. All of the health benefits of ginger cancel out those for alcohol, right?!
1 cup of honey (sub for agave if you want)
3 cups of water
Bundle of sage (approximately 15 leaves)
2 medium sized pears
1 large chunk of ginger
1 bottle of champagne
Peel and dice the ginger.
Make the simple syrup by combining the honey and water in a saucepan over low heat until it is lightly boiling. Continue to stir until the honey is completely dissolved.
Put pieces of pear into a citrus presser and squeeze the juice into the saucepan. Add the ginger and most of the sage leaves (leave a few to garnish the glasses with).
Let this mixture simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes and then remove it from the heat.
Strain the simple syrup to remove all of the ginger and sage pieces.
Let the simple syrup stand until it is completely cool.
Put 1.5-2 tablespoons of simple syrup in each glass and then fill the rest with champagne.
Garnish with sage leaves and enjoy!