14 Boozy Grape Drink Recipes for the Summer 

Published May 6, 2022
Two crystal stemmed glasses with rose wine

Although you can't pluck your grape cocktails straight from the vine, these grape drinks will taste as though you had. With fresh flavors in modern cocktails or updated classic cocktails, these drinks prove that grapes have a destiny for more than just wine. From bubbly to serious martinis, you'll no longer underestimate grape as a cocktail flavor.

Grape Moscow Mule

Grape Moscow Mule

Lighten up the spicy ginger beer flavors in a mule with the simplest swaps: grape vodka.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces grape vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top off
  • Lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass or copper mug, add ice, grape vodka, and lime juice.
  2. Top off with ginger beer.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wheel and mint sprig.

Concord Crush

Concord Crush

Put your muddler to use with this blueberry and grape cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 4-6 fresh blueberries
  • 6-10 fresh grapes, quartered
  • 2 ounces grape vodka
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Blueberries for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle blueberries and grapes with a splash of simple syrup.
  2. Add ice, grape vodka, lime juice, and remaining simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Pour, do not strain, into rocks glass.
  5. Garnish with blueberries.

Purple People Eater

Purple People Eater

The name alone is worth making this drink that is a sweet and tart delight.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce grape juice
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce grenadine
  • ¼ ounce blue curaçao
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, vodka, grape juice, lime juice, grenadine, and blue curaçao.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge, if desired.

Grape Highball

Grape Highball

Keep it simple; sometimes, a highball checks all the boxes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces concord grape juice
  • Ice
  • Club soda to top off
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a highball glass, add ice, vodka, lemon juice, and grape juice.
  2. Top off with club soda.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sparkling Grape

Sparkling Grape

Toss a little grape vodka into a bubbly glass of prosecco. Or keep it nonalcoholic by using sparkling grape juice with a splash of lemon juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce grape vodka
  • Prosecco top off
  • Grapes for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute or coupe.
  2. In chilled glass, add grape vodka.
  3. Top off with prosecco.
  4. Garnish with grapes.

Grape Martini

Grape Martini

The grape martini: when you know what you want and want nothing extra.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces grape vodka
  • ¾ ounce dry vermouth
  • ¼ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Sugar-coated grapes or plain grapes for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, grape vodka, dry vermouth, and lemon juice.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with grapes.

Grape 75

Grape 75

Give your lemony French 75 recipe a break with this hot off the vine riff.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce gin
  • ½ ounce grape juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Prosecco to top off
  • Lemon twist for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Chill a Champagne flute or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, grape juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Top off with prosecco.
  6. Garnish with lemon twist if desired.

Grape Sangria

Grape Sangria

Give your red sangria more of a punch with the help of grape juice.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces red wine
  • 2 ounces concord grape juice
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, red wine, grape juice, orange liqueur, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wedge.

Vineyard Garden

Vineyard Garden

Deepen the flavors of your grape cocktail with some gin and floral elderflower notes.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce grape juice
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce elderflower liqueur
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, gin, grape juice, lemon juice, and elderflower liqueur.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with rosemary sprig.

Grape Margarita

Grape Margarita

In lieu of adding grape liqueur, consider adding a full ounce of concord grape juice for a tarter grape margarita.

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and sugar for rim
  • 1¼ ounce tequila
  • ¾ ounce grape liqueur
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, tequila, grape liqueur, lime juice, orange liqueur, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Grape Daiquiri

Grape Daiquiri

Don't underestimate the daiquiri's ability to craft a fresh new take on classic grape flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce grape liqueur
  • ¾ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge and basil sprig for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, rum, lime juice, grape liqueur, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge and basil sprig.

Grape Cosmo

Grape Cosmo

Capitalize on the tart flavors of a cosmo a little further by combing grape and cranberry flavors.

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces grape vodka
  • ¾ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce cranberry juice
  • Ice
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, grape vodka, orange liqueur, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lime wheel.

Blue Pixie Stick

Blue Pixie Stick

This martini may not scream grape right off the bat, but without that grape flavor, this wouldn't exist.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce grape vodka
  • ¾ ounce cherry vodka
  • ¾ ounce blue curaçao
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, grape vodka, cherry vodka, blue curaçao, lime juice, and simple syrup.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Purple Haze

Purple Haze

The purple doesn't pop in this cocktail as much as you'd expect, but that's why they call it a haze.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce grape liqueur
  • 1 ounce whipped cream vodka
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, grape liqueur, whipped cream vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup, and grenadine.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with lemon twist.

Cocktails for a Grape Time

No matter how you usually enjoy a cocktail, be it in a regal martini glass, ice-cold in a highball, or you fall somewhere in the middle, consider adding grape to your usual flavor rotation. Give your wine key a break tonight and try out a grape cocktail. You won't whine about it.

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