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Citrus sage tonic

This refreshing tonic can be served as directed or used as a base for a Paloma cocktail, which traditionally calls for the addition of tequila and a splash of soda.

Lily Diamond
Kale & Caramel

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3 fresh sage leaves
1 to 2 tbsp. agave nectar, to taste (see note)
2 large grapefruits, juiced (about 2 cups)
1 lime, juiced (about 2 tbsp.)
1 large lemon, juiced (about 1/4 cup)
Sea salt, to taste
Ice cubes, for serving


Use a muddler or wooden spoon to crush sage into agave nectar at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add grapefruit, lime and lemon juices and a few pinches of salt. Shake vigorously, then strain over ice into a glass.

Note: Amount of agave depends on the sweetness of the grapefruits.

Serves 2 to 3 

Photo and recipe copyright © 2017 by Lily Diamond from "Kale & Caramel: Recipes for Body, Heart, and Table" published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc.

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