Concord Grape Cocktail, adapted from Oprah.com
3 cups concord grapes, plus some grapes saved for garnish
4 ounces vodka
1 ounce simple syrup (make syrup with 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, heating together until sugar dissolves. This will make more simple syrup than you need, but it will keep until your next cocktail hour).
2 limes, halved
- Put the grapes in a blender and puree.
- Pour the grape puree through a strainer into a bowl or container. Push the puree through using a rubber spatula.
- In a cocktail shaker combine ice, 4 ounces grape juice, 4 and 1/2 ounces vodka, 1/2 ounce sugar syrup, juice from the limes and the lime shells.
- Shake vigorously.
- Pour (straining) into a rocks glass. Garnish with some grapes.