Apr 17, 2012

Ginger Mint Grape Crush (Mocktail)

One day the glossy textured beautiful black grapes caught my eye in the grocery store. That was the first time I saw those perfectly riped grapes in the season. So i bought a big bunch and got home, when i took a second close look at them they are not black grapes but brown grapes. And they are very sour to add to my disappointment. I couldn't taste myself, and have no idea how to convert these to a tasty thing. When I am hesitating to throw them, our wonderful nanny converted these grapes into a concentrated syrup and stored. That and the hot sun outside, ginger in the fridge and mint in the garden gave me some hints to make something cool and healthy drink that suits for this season. And that's how this superb, cool and herb drink got created in my kitchen. Here is the recipe, Enjoy!

Ginger Mint Grape Crush

How to Make Grape Concentrate:
Wash all the Grapes, and mash them gently so that the flesh gets separate from the peels. Strain them in the strainer or seive them in a netted cotton cloth. so that the seeds and peels will be separated from the juice. Discard the peel and seeds. and store the Grape Concentrate in the refrigerator in air-tight and glass container. You can use this up to 2 or 3 days. For longer storage keep it in the freezer.

Grape Concentrate - 2 Tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch stick
Mint - 2 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Ice - 3 cubes
water - 1 cup

Grind all the above in the blender or juice mixer. Serve it in a Glass and Enjoy this cool beverage under the hot sun.

I didn't know until now that actual Grape Crush is a alcoholic beverage when it gets mixed with vodka or tequila. For those people who does not prefer alcoholic drinks but don't want empty glass in the parties, this will be a perfect cocktail or mocktail in such situations. So what are you waiting for, crush those grapes and get socialized, Have fun!

linking this to following events..
Spring Seasonal Foods @ Srav's Culinary Concepts, Summer Spirits  @ Tomato Blues, Chilled Delights @ Tickling Palates

Take care until we meet here again..


  1. So nice of Nanny to help u with grapes...Really cool and natural way to beat the weather..

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. Wish i live near u, cant take my eyes from this super refreshing drink..

  3. this is so cool. love the color and as well recipe

  4. Looks yum. This glass reminds me of the the wine festival and the lovely time we had. Thanks.

  5. Thats a very refeshing mocktail dear. Perfect for the burning summer

  6. Wow! That is so refreshing! Love the flavours...

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  7. Cute glass and colorful mocktail.


  8. absolutely refreshing drink dear....loved it !!!

  9. Wonderful and super refreshing and cool drink !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate It :)

    Ongoing event CC:Spring Seasonal Food



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