Joey Ramone Cocktail from Peels

Photo: Yana Volfson

This drink from Yana Volfson at Peels, a liquid tribute to rocker Joey Ramone, uses all American ingredients, from the Laird's Applejack, made in New Jersey, to Kedem grape juice, made from New York Concord grapes.

Joey Ramone Cocktail from Peels

About This Recipe

This recipe appears in: Mix It Up: The Joey Ramone at Peels


  • 1 1/2 ounces Lairds Bonded Applejack
  • 1/2 ounce Concord grape syrup (see below)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice


  1. 1

    For Concord grape syrup: Boil three 22 ounce bottles Kedem Concord Grape Juice in a saucepan until it is reduced by half. Pour 450 grams of light brown sugar into a quart container and fill with reduced grape juice. Stir to dissolve sugar.

  2. 2

    Combine all ingredients in bottom half of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, cover and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve immediately.

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