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Sage Brown Derby (Whiskey and Grapefruit Cocktail)

A refreshing and boozy winter drink that is perfect for daily enjoyment or a gathering.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Maggie Zhu


  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) whiskey (I used Maker’s Mark)
  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) red or pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce (1/2 tablespoon) agave syrup
  • 2 dashes bitters
  • 1 fresh sage leaf


  • Combine everything except sage leaf in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake until the outside is frosty, about 20 seconds. Strain into a coupe glass.
  • Rub and slap the sage leaf with your palms until it releases its fragrance. Place on top of the cocktail.