9 Grape Juice Cocktails You Didn’t Know You Needed
When I first think of grape juice, it’s difficult to not experience flashbacks of spilling pink plastic dinosaur cups filled with Welch’s all over the living room rug or kitchen tile of my childhood home.
When I first think of grape juice, it’s difficult to not experience flashbacks of spilling pink plastic dinosaur cups filled with Welch’s all over the living room rug or kitchen tile of my childhood home. Nothing could stain or stick better that that dark purple elixir. Oh, the memories. So, imagine my surprise and delight in discovering that Welch’s Grape Juice can totally be for adults too! Check out these awesome and tasty grape grown-up drinks you had no idea you needed...until now.
This effervescent refreshment is perfect for a summertime poolside pick-me-up. Multiply the recipe and pour in a pitcher for a sunny group get-together. And, at only 140 calories, you can sip away guilt-free.
Perfect for the prelude to a fall feast, this autumnal aperitif will have all your guests primed and ready to enjoy a night of laughs, love and thanksgiving. With hints of ginger and balsamic vinegar, you'll love its unique taste.
4 cups 100-percent Concord grape juice
One 8-inch sprig fresh rosemary
1 1/2 -inch square cube crystallized ginger
1 teaspoon aged balsamic vinegar
One 750 ml bottle rose champagne, chilled
Concord grapes, halved, for serving
This tasty crowd pleaser is choice for any large gathering or celebration. Just make sure Uncle John knows the punch is spiked. We definitely don’t want a repeat of the ‘05 family reunion. Yeesh.
8 cardamom pods
4 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1 1/3 cups simple syrup
7 cups vodka
Concord grapes, for garnish
When you want something fancy but don’t have the time or ingredients for anything extravagant, throw these few components in a glass, sip and put that pinky in the air.
1 part vodka
2 1/2 parts white grape juice
2 1/2 parts ginger ale
As if a regular cosmo wasn’t already yummy enough, they had to go and do this? I mean, I’m totally not complaining. And neither will you when you taste this delicious draught.
Who doesn’t love sangria? This just happens to be one of the more delicious recipes I’ve come across in recent years. It’s probably because of the (you guessed it) grape juice!
2 cups white wine (or sparkling white wine)
1/2 cups apple vodka
1 1/2 cups apples (sour puss)
2 cups white grape juice
1 green apples (granny smith or golden delicious, chopped)
1 pears (green, chopped)
With just 3 ingredients needed to create this effortless libation, how could we not put it on the list? Throw this together when you’re not exactly feeling beer or wine and sub ginger beer for the ginger ale if you like a little extra kick. Oh, and thank me later.
1 ounce of vodka
2 ounces of white grape juice
a splash of ginger ale
While grape juice doesn’t claim a starring role in this concoction, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include this flavorful mix on the list. Try it for yourself and see!
3 cups blackberries
1 cup raspberries
1/2 cup Simple Syrup for Mixed Drinks
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
Ice, for serving (optional)
Seltzer or sparkling wine, chilled
Patriotic fruit skewers, for garnish (optional)
For a special occasion like a bridal shower or brunch, make the night before, then scoop into champagne flutes and top with pink Moscato on the big day. You’ll never want anything else. Trust me.
180ml / ¾ cup maple syrup
180ml / ¾ cup water
A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
720ml / 3 cups purple grape juice
2 tbsp alcohol such as vodka, whiskey, brandy etc.*
Don’t be afraid to mix up ingredients or make substitutions to suit your tastes and preferences. Welch’s has a whole line of grape (and other juices) to experiment with! After all, isn’t being a grown-up all about having fun and making your own choices? (LOL) And, on that note, happy imbibing!