Concord Grape Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

Concord Grape Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A grape version of the classic Moscow Mule! A Grape Moscow Mule!

 

 

 

We recently were wandering around the Omaha Farmer’s Market when we ran across a beautiful bunch of concord grapes. Concord grapes aren’t something we regularly see around here, but occasionally in late summer a few stands offer them, so we jumped on the chance to get some local concord grapes!

 

 

 

Grape Moscow Mule

Concord grapes are delicious, versatile grapes that are usually used in wines, juices and jellies, but we have found ways to use them in dishes and in cocktails! Our latest cocktail is a perfect one for the last days of summer, a Concord Grape Moscow Mule!

 

 

 

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Concord Grape Moscow Mule in copper mugs with grapes and ginger on cocktail pics. Bunch grapes, flowers, jigger and metal canister in background

Copper Mugs / Garnish Picks

 

 

 

 

A fresh batch of concord grapes is a real treat, the sweet, juicy grapes bringing a good old fashioned grape flavor that is familiar, but when fresh deeper and more tart than the classic grape flavor we are used to. The concord grape is what is known as a slip skin grape, meaning when squeezed, the seed and the pulp will squeeze out, leaving the behind the dark skins.

 

 

 

The dark skins however aren’t just waste, they not only pass on a great tart edge but also a beautiful deep purple color that looks fantastic in a cocktail.

 

 

 

 

Concord Grape Moscow Mule in copper mugs. Grapes and ginger on cocktail picks. Flowers in background

Crystallized Ginger / Ginger Beer

 

 

 

Grape is a seriously underused flavor in cocktails, with most folks associating the use of grapes in wine and spirits like pisco and brandy. Rarely however do you find the flavor of fresh grapes in a cocktail. We were snacking on these concord grapes when the inspiration hit that maybe these concord grapes of ours would be a perfect addition to a crisp tart cocktail like a Moscow Mule, especially if we made a grape syrup that captured that grape flavor with out the mess of the skins and the pulp!

 

 

 

 

Concord Grape Moscow Mule in copper mug. Grapes and ginger on cocktail pick. Flowers in background

 

 

 

 

Our concord grape syrup was really simple, just water, sugar and some concord grapes! We just brought the mix to a boil which popped the grapes and released their sweet tart juice into the syrup. The resulting syrup was a sweet purple color with a rich flavor of the fresh concord grapes!

 

 

 

 

Concord Grape Moscow Mule in mugs with grapes and ginger.

 

 

 

 

The Moscow Mule is an ideal cocktail for making new variations of as the original is a really simple cocktail just consisting of vodka, ginger beer and lime. We were able to make our Concord Grape Moscow mule by just adding in a little bit of concord grape simple syrup, making this a very simple variation.

 

 

 

The sweet tart of the concord grape worked really well with the tart lime and ginger beer and made for a nice summer sipper!

 

 

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

Like this recipe? Try these below, too!

Grapefruit Smoked Salt London Mule

Grapefruit Smoked Salt London Mule

 

 

 

 

A new take on the classic negroni cocktail. the Concord Negroni Flip uses concord grape syrup, cream, gin, Campari and sweet vermouth to make a real summer sipper.

Concord Negroni Flip

 

 

 

 

Other Mule Cocktails

Blackberry Moscow Mule – What the Fork

Raspberry Moscow Mule – Platings and Pairings

Blueberry Moscow Mules – Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

Cherry Moscow Mule – Trisha Yearwood, Food Network

Cranberry Moscow Mule – The Blond Cook

Other Grape Cocktails

Sacred Grape Cocktail – Liquor.com

Grape Sparkler Cocktail – Bobby Flay, Food Network

Grape and Blackberry Bramble – The Girl on Bloor

Grape Martinez – Glue and Glitter

Concord Grape Smash – Food52

 

 

 

Yield: 1

Concord Grape Moscow Mule - A Vodka Cocktail

A Concord grape version of the classic Moscow Mule.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • crushed ice
  • 1.50 oz vodka
  • .50 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz Concord grape simple syrup
  • 4-6 oz ginger beer

Instructions

Add vodka, lime juice and Concord grape syrup into a copper mug filled with crushed ice.

Top with ginger beer.

Garnish with Concord grapes.

Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 9mg Carbohydrates: 25.1g Fiber: 0.1g Sugar: 24.1g Protein: 0.1g

 

 

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22 thoughts on “Concord Grape Moscow Mule – A Vodka Cocktail

  1. I haven’t been able to get into MM’s, but I am showing this to my husband! He will love it! He has thoes copper cups too!

  2. How did you know I was looking for a new vodka recipe?!! Actually I wasn’t, but excuse me, I have to go pick up some ginger beer.
    Actually I pinned this so I can tomorrow, because I should really be thinking about bed, not vodka. So.hard. Kid’s asleep. But it’s only Tuesday. 😉

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