Grappa the Grape

We've all be there. Sitting at the bar with a bartender that takes himself a little too seriously. 

When we set out to kick of 3st of the Month last summer, we knew that great drinks didn't need to have an ego to taste good. Sometimes, a little sense of humor tastes pretty damn good too.

If you agree with that sentiment, this is definitely the drink for you. We're pairing an amazing high-end Alexander Grappa with grape juice concentrate. Not kidding. (See our blog post about Grappa if you're curious what it is)

Traditionally, Grappa is sipped neat after a meal, but this drink is not about tradition...unless you count mixing juice from concentrate when you were a kid as tradition. In all seriousness, the grape juice concentrate is a perfect addition. It adds a little bit of sweetness and a lot of flavor that naturally compliments this grape-based booze. 

 

equipment:

cocktail mixing glass
bar spoon
rocks glass

ingredients:

2 oz Alexander Grappa
.5 oz grape juice concentrate, thawed
4 oz seltzer
orange peel for garnish


method:

Add the Grappa, grape juice concentrate and seltzer to the mixing glass. Give it a light stir to combine ingredients (but not too much so that you loose the fizz). Pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Express the oils from the orange peel over the cocktail, drop into the glass and serve.