One of the most common fruits and flavors, the grape is a year-long favorite. These are some of the best grape cocktails to mix. For many drinks, you’ll have to put together a grape puree you can freeze in advance for convenience.
Grape cocktails can be sweet but retain their tartness, especially green grape options. So prepare to pour yourself a grape cocktail and try out some of these recipes.
Best Grape Cocktails
Elderflower and Concord Grape Cocktail
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.
Concord Grape Moscow Mule
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.
Concord Grape Gin Fizz
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.
Citrus-Grape Smash Cocktail
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.
Rosemary Concord Grape Cocktail
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.
Double Grape Martini
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.
The Grape Escape
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.
Grape cocktails can be a new way to enjoy the classic fruit flavor. Although many of these drinks require preparation beforehand, these recipes are well worth the effort.
After experience in creating grape purees, it can be easy to experiment quickly with creating cocktails.
What’s your favorite way to incorporate grapes into your cocktails? Let us know in the comments!
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