Concord Crush Recipe

Alice Gao

This grapey gimlet from Gramercy Tavern is a perfect use of the fresh Concord grapes that you might find at the farmers' market. You can make a batch of the grape purée in advance and freeze it. Just thaw the night before you intend to make the cocktail.

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Recipe Details

Concord Crush Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 1 serving


For the Grape Purée:

  • 1 pound Concord grapes

  • 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

For the Cocktail:

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1 1/4 ounces grape purée

  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 lime wedges

  • 4 grapes


  1. Pull grapes from their stems. Set aside 4 whole grapes. Place rest of grapes in blender with 1/4 ounce lime juice (to prevent browning). Blend to completely purée the grapes. Strain the purée through a fine-mesh strainer, pushing it through with the back of a ladle.

  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add vodka, grape puree, lime juice, simple syrup, lime wedges, and whole grapes. Shake vigorously and pour contents of shaker into an old-fashioned glass without straining.

Special Equipment

Blender, strainer, cocktail shaker

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
197 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 197
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 29mg 146%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 163mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)