A gin fizz is similar to a classic Tom Collins, but with a creamy egg white top. In this version, we use juicy, in-season ruby red grapefruit juice for a blush tint and a beyond-easy homemade sage simple syrup. A cocktail shaker is a must for this recipe and is the only way to get that frothy top. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you can skip the egg white, however the creamy top is what makes this drink so unique. When choosing your gin, look for something botanical, but not too juniper heavy. I like the clean taste of Hendrick’s or St. George’s gin. They don’t overpower the grapefruit and compliment the hint of sage from the simple syrup.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the grapefruit juice, gin, Sage Simple Syrup and egg white. Cover and shake for 10 seconds. (Careful here – make sure you are holding the lid of your cocktail shaker on tight! Sometimes it helps to hold a kitchen towel over the top, too.) Add the cocktail shaker on tight! Sometimes it helps to hold a kitchen towel over the top, too.) Add the ice cubes, then cover and shake very well until frothy, about 30 seconds. Strain into the glass and top with a small sage leaf. Drink right away.