Thursday, March 19, 2015

Grape-tini

Grape-tini

It has stopped snowing in New York, at long last. And it's warmer. Not warm, exactly, but with the hope of warmth in the near future. And with that, the fruit man has returned. Carts filled with all types of fresh fruit can be found every few blocks in Manhattan and I love them. I've missed the fruit man.

What caught my eye was a big display of seedless red grapes. Big piles of them heaped on his cart and the fruit man is always happy to provide a tasting sample. They're sweet. And they've been coming home with me for days now. Normally I like making cocktails from whatever fruit I'm already munching on but I've never thought in terms of grapes. I guess because I associate them with wine but the flavor of muddled fresh grapes is nothing like the fermented ones in wine and I have no idea why it took me so long to figure that out. Because fresh grapes in cocktails are delicious. Cheers!


Grape-tini
by Hungry Couple
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients (1 Serving)
  • 1 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. Simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 12 Seedless red grapes
Instructions
Add the vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, triple sec and grapes to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the grapes very well with a muddler or wooden spoon. Fill with ice, shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a cluster of fresh grapes, if desired.

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2 comments:

  1. I've made a grape martini with white grape juice but yours looks so much better. Pinned.

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  2. I have tons of grapes at home! Totally making this. Beautiful presentation!

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