Recipe inspired by Pinterest
Serves one 10-ounce glass
1.5 ounces pink grapefruit juice
1.5 ounces sage simple syrup
2–3 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ cup champagne
Fresh sage leaves
Vigorously shake the grapefruit juice, sage simple syrup and Bitters in a shaker with ice. Strain into a glass with fresh ice and top with champagne. Garnish with fresh sage.
To top off these drinks, The Traveling Tin Co.’s Amanda Stowell recommends a few champagnes to hit just the right note:
Price: Around $72
Where to buy: Lucky’s Market (3333 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield; 417-889-0779)
This high-end champagne has a lightly toasty taste, with a medium acidity. Stowell says this is the best bottle for special occasions. For a little holiday flair, slowly pour a little grenadine down the side for a pretty ombre look. Top it off with some rosemary.
Where to buy: Macadoodles (1455 E. Independence St., Springfield; 417-883-9000)
According to Macadoodles, this champagne boasts delicate bubbles and has intense aromas of fresh fruit. Stowell suggests pairing this champagne with a crab Maison salad or hors d’oeuvres.
The Diver Brut
Where to buy: Vino Cellars (multiple locations)
If you’re looking for a more economical choice, look no further. Although this wine is technically considered a sparkling wine, Stowell says the light texture pairs well with salty or spicy flavors.