Grape cocktails are a refreshing and delicious way to enjoy the sweet and tart flavors of grapes in a variety of mixed drinks. These cocktails typically include grape juice or fresh grapes as a main ingredient, along with other complementary flavors and spirits. Whether you’re a fan of fruity and sweet drinks or prefer something a bit more complex and sophisticated, there’s sure to be a grape cocktail recipe that will suit your taste buds.
If you’re a wine lover, you’ll appreciate the way these cocktails showcase the unique flavors and aromas of different grape varieties. And even if you’re not a big fan of wine, you might be surprised at how much you enjoy the taste of a well-crafted grape cocktail. These drinks are perfect for sipping on a warm summer evening or enjoying with friends at a party.
The Transfusion is a classic grape cocktail that's easy to mix up. It consists of vodka, concord grape juice, lime juice, and ginger ale. The lime juice and ginger ale elevate the flavor of the grape juice and make for a lighter and well-balanced drink. This is a favorite on the golf course, and you can even keep it gold by adding frozen grapes to the glass!
First is the Elderflower and Concord Grape cocktail, an elegant drink that can take some work. You'll have to puree a grape base, a sweet mixture of fresh grapes, and a bit of lime. The fruity flavors pair with the more floral notes of elderflower and rosemary for a herbal drink.
You can try out the Concord Grape Moscow Mule for a spicier drink. Again, you may have to create a grape simple syrup before you start, making this cocktail a bit high-maintenance. Ginger beer and vodka make this a potent option, with bold and powerful spicy flavors to pair with the sweetness of the grape.
Next, the Sacred Grape cocktail is a complex drink requiring you to craft two different components. A concord grape puree keeps the drink sweet, and a Thai basil syrup helps add earthy herbal notes. You can enjoy this fizzy drink with a splash of gin to add its distinct and sophisticated bitter taste.
Another drink that requires a grape puree, the Concord Crush, is sweet and citrusy. The primary ingredients are lime, vodka, and grape. Sour lime helps to balance some of the sugary elements. After you create the puree, it's an easy drink to mix.
Next, the Concord Grape Gin Fizz is a unique drink that may be an acquired taste thanks to the egg white ingredients. Still, it's a simple cocktail that doesn't require a grape puree. Gin and lemon juice help bring out the bitterness of the grapes, while the egg white makes this purple concoction creamy.
This refreshing grape drink is different from the others because it uses tart green grapes. The sour cocktail has lemon for a citrus hit and some sweet agave. Vodka is simple alcohol to add to the complex flavors, and fresh mint leaves help sweeten and refresh your palate.
An herbal, spicy cocktail to try is this Rosemary Concord Grape recipe. It's perfect for the fall, but it does require you to create a flavored simple syrup and a grape puree. Fruity concord grapes pair with the heat of ginger beer for a fizzy option.
Fans of tequila might enjoy this Grape Smash cocktail. You only have to create a simple syrup for a sweetener, and the rest is easy to mix. Lime and tequila are the perfect pair and a bit of mint and grape act as a garnish for this drink. It's an incredibly refreshing and fruity option.
Next, the Double Grape Martini is a fun twist on the classic martini recipe. The double grape comes from a green grape garnish and a blanc wine mixed with vodka. It's sure to be a strong, tart drink, but if you enjoy the taste of wine, you're likely to favor it.
Finally, The Grape Escape cocktail is another tart option featuring green grapes. Vermouth and vodka help elevate the taste, adding a bit of spice. Some sugar and lime help add sweetness while keeping it citrusy and light.
11 Grape Cocktail Recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Sip on the juicy goodness of grape cocktails with these creative and easy-to-make recipes.