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White Grape Cosmo Cocktail

This white grape cosmo recipe is perfectly balanced and contains just the right amount of sweetness to be fun and refreshing. With only three ingredients, it is also an easy cocktail to mix for your guests or for yourself after a long day.

The curved glass in front of the classic martini glass. Both are filled with the cosmo with grapes in the drinks and on the table

I love cosmos and enjoy all the different cosmo flavors that have come out in the last ten years. What I don’t like about some of the newfangled ones, however, is that they tend to be too sweet. At least to my taste.

That’s why I love this white grape cosmo recipe. It offers the perfect amount of sweetness and its three ingredients meld so nicely together that it is lip smacking good.

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The addition of the frozen grapes makes it a pretty cocktail, too! It’s one of the few cocktails I serve whose garnish is eaten all up.

You see that? I’m HELPING people get one of their daily serving of fruit. I feel so virtuous. 😉

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Helpful tips

  • If I’m making this cosmo for a party, I keep a bunch of grapes in the freezer. Grapes are delicious straight out of the freezer so if you have leftover grapes, just pop them in your mouth.
  • When I make a cocktail that goes into a martini glass, I put the glass in the freezer at least five minutes before I need to pour; ten minutes is even better.
  • I did not put the glasses in the freezer for this post because you can’t see inside a frosty glass clearly, which makes it difficult to photograph.
  • I do use mid-level to premium ingredients for this cocktail because you’re going to taste them; this drink is mostly booze with a little juice poured in.
  • You won’t have a variety of choices when it comes to white grape juice, but I recommend one that is 100% juice, with no added sugar. If you can’t find one without added sugar, I say make a different cocktail as your cosmo will be too sweet.
  • Wash the grapes before putting them in the freezer. You are going to be putting them in the cocktail as the garnish and you do not want to be drinking residual pesticides.
  • How I wash grapes: Place grapes in a small bowl and pour cold water over them. Let the bowl fill up and swish your fingers around the grapes. Drain water and squirt some all natural, unscented hand soap in your palm and grab handfuls of grapes rub your hands over the grapes. Place grapes in a strainer and run cold water over the grapes making sure they are soap free.
A bowl glass filled with a clear cocktail with grapes in the drink and on the table
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How to make the white grape cosmo

Pre-step

Place a bunch of washed and dried grapes in the freezer at least 10 minutes before you are going to mix the cocktail.

Get a cocktail shaker, measuring glass and two martini glasses. I use one classic martini glass and one bowl shaped glass I bought at Crate & Barrel because I’m a rebel.

Fill cocktail shaker halfway with ice.

After measuring out each ingredient, pour it into the shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – vodka, Cointreau and white grape juice.

Vodka, Cointreau, white grape juice and grapes with a cocktail shaker and glassware in the background

Step two

Measure 4 ounces of vodka.

Vodka poured out with the bottle, shaker and glasses in the background

Step three

Measure 2 ounces of Cointreau.

Cointreau poured with the bottle, shaker and glasses in the background

Step four

Measure 2 ounces of white grape juice.

White grape juice poured with the bottle, shaker and glasses

Step five

Cap the shaker and shake it for at least 15 seconds.

Step six

Strain and divide the precious liquid between your two martini glasses. Take frozen grapes out of the freezer.

Grapes fresh out of the freezer in front of the two glasses filled with the cocktail

Place as many grapes as you like in each white grape cosmo. For this post, I used 3 white grapes and 2 red grapes in each drink.

Vertical view of the wide glass filled with the cosmo with grapes in the glass and on the table

Let’s see the classic martini glass in front.

Vertical view of the classic martini glass filled with the grape cosmo with grapes in it and strewn on the table

Notice that the glass is frosting up because of the cold liquid and the frozen grapes. See how it’s a little harder to see through?

I hope you enjoyed this white grape cosmo recipe. I really enjoyed drinking it.

Please leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite cocktail is that is made with Cointreau!!

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Bowl glass in front of the classic martini glass filled with the cocktail with grapes in the drink and on the table

White Grape Cosmo Cocktail

This white grape cosmo recipe is perfectly balanced and contains just the right amount of sweetness to be fun and refreshing. With only three ingredients, it is also an easy cocktail to mix for your guests or for yourself after a long day!
5 from 9 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: Cocktails
Keyword: cosmos, flavored cosmo, vodka cosmo, white grape cosmo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Cocktails
Calories: 238.75kcal

Ingredients

All the Goodies

  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounce Cointreau
  • 2 ounce white grape juice

Garnish

  • 10 frozen grapes (any kind – placed in the freezer at least 10 minutes prior)

Instructions

  • Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
  • Add vodka, Cointreau, and grape juice
    4 ounces vodka, 2 ounce Cointreau, 2 ounce white grape juice
  • Cap shaker and shake for 15 seconds
  • Divide and strain between the two martini glasses and add 5 grapes into each cocktail
    10 frozen grapes
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful Tips
  • If I’m making this cosmo for a party, I keep a bunch of grapes in the freezer. Grapes are delicious straight out of the freezer so if you have leftover grapes, just pop them in your mouth.
  • When I make a cocktail that goes into a martini glass, I put the glass in the freezer at least five minutes before I need to pour; ten minutes is even better.
  • I did not put the glasses in the freezer for this post because you can’t see inside a frosty glass clearly, which makes it difficult to photograph.
  • I do use mid-level to premium ingredients for this cocktail because you’re going to taste them; this drink is mostly booze with a little juice poured in.
  • You won’t have a variety of choices when it comes to white grape juice, but I recommend one that is 100% juice, with no added sugar. If you can’t find one without added sugar, I say make a different cocktail as your cosmo will be too sweet.
  • Wash the grapes before putting them in the freezer. You are going to be putting them in the cocktail as the garnish and you do not want to be drinking residual pesticides.
  • How I wash grapes: Place grapes in a small bowl and pour cold water over them. Let the bowl fill up and swish your fingers around the grapes. Drain water and squirt some all natural, unscented hand soap in your palm and grab handfuls of grapes rub your hands over the grapes. Place grapes in a strainer and run cold water over the grapes making sure they are soap free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 238.75kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.22g | Protein: 0.17g | Fat: 0.13g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 4.35mg | Potassium: 29.48mg | Sugar: 13.93g
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Originally posted on July of 2017.

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From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to food journalist, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

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20 Comments

  1. Doesn’t sound like any kind of ride I would have wanted to be on. Glad you got through it Okay. This drink does so good and I love your beautiful photos of it.

  2. Yikes, I’m impressed you ever tried the drink again after that harrowing experience! Good thinking to step in and take over the wheel, my goodness. The drink does look delicious, so I’m glad you recovered, remembered it, and shared it with us here. 🙂

  3. Oh wow. What an experience! This looks like such a simple cocktail and one I definitely have to try next weekend.

  4. The grapes are so pretty! And I love that you are using both green and red grapes. Now that I think about it, this may actually be the perfect cocktail for a Christmas party!

  5. This is a type of cosmo cocktail that I haven’t heard of before but it sounds amazing! These would make great party cocktails.

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