Grape and Gin Cocktail

They say to never enter a grocery store hungry. I entered it exceedingly thirsty. I had stood for a 40-minute long wait outside of the Whole Foods in the blaring sunshine.

I ended up hauling back a lot of fruits. Pears, apples, grapes, and nectarines. The problem is that while I enjoy fruits, the intemperate amount that I bought was likely to spoil if I didn’t get creative. I made a few smoothies to store – and also started to research cocktails for fresh fruit.

I came across a recipe from Tamara’s Table named simply “Grape and Gin” cocktail. I am usually skeptical of food bloggers’ cocktails, because their cocktails tend to the low proof realm and can either be too basic or too “artsy”, with no middle ground. But a quick skim of the ingredients (3 oz of gin – nice – although she calls them “3 shots” of gin), some Saint Germain, lemon juice, and fresh grapes looked simple enough. To my utter surprise, the drink is delightful.

Grape and Gin cocktail, by Tamara’s Table


  • 6-8 fresh seedless grapes
  • 3 oz of gin
  • 1 oz Saint Germain
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • More grapes for garnish


Cocktail Glass (Nick and Nora)


  • Muddle the grapes at the bottom of a shaker
  • Add ice and gin, Saint Germain, and lemon juice
  • Stir and strain into a cocktail glass
  • Garnish with grapes

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