Zinfandel Grape, Mint + Gin Crush

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Grapes are a lovely pop of color this time of year and should be used throughout the entire holiday season. Mixed with a little fresh mint, lemon juice, and gin, this sparkling cocktail is sure to be a crowd favorite at any party or on any drink menu.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup purple-skinned grapes

  • 2 loosely packed tablespoon of fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed, strained lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons gin

  • ice

  • sparkling water or seltzer

Directions

  1. In a jar or cocktail shaker, combine the grapes, mint, & sugar.

  2. Use a muddling stick to mash the grapes to a pulp.

  3. Work in the lemon juice, then the gin.

  4. Strain the mixture, pressing on the solids to extract all the good stuff.

  5. Stir in ice, then strain into a glass filled with ice, & top off with a splash of sparkling water and thin slices of grapes.

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