This is my delicious white grape cosmo cocktail recipe! So easy and super refreshing!
I had this white grape cosmo cocktail years ago. Just the once. I’ve officially had it two times now, but I’m sure I’ll have it more. Many more times.
Why only one time? Because I had a weird experience before I drank this cocktail the first time. I think it’s taken me this long to get over feeling traumatized.
The Weird Experience
Years ago, Christopher and I were in the south with another couple attending a conference. Let’s call the other couple Tom and Marie (not their real names). We were on our way back to our hotel in the rental car. Tom was driving. Marie was sitting next to him in the front seat. Christopher and I were in the back seat.
We were just getting off the highway ramp and the car started to slow down and veer off the side of the ramp. Marie said, “Tom? Tom?” Tom didn’t answer. The car was slowly gliding down the ramp toward an intersection with lights. Our light was red. Marie kept calling Tom’s name over and over but he didn’t respond. We were calling him, too. We entered the intersection and – thank God – there was no oncoming traffic. I unbuckled my seat belt, stood up between the front seats, reached over the console to the steering wheel and steered us over to to the grass on the other side of the intersection. Then I pulled up the hand brake.
We came to a stop and then we reassessed. We believed the driver had a seizure and couldn’t respond.
We were all shaken but uninjured. After driving us back to the hotel, Marie took Tom to the ER for a check up. Christopher and I walked to a nearby restaurant and I had a white grape cosmo to unwind.
And though that cocktail was delicious, I didn’t really enjoy it because of my nerves.
If at first you don’t succeed . . .
So, just recently when I was thinking of what drink I should make, I remembered this cocktail and thought I should make it for the blog.
I’m glad I did. It’s delicious! But, don’t take my word for it. Make it yourself and try it!
On to the recipe.
The Ingredients for the White Grape Cosmo Cocktail and the Mixing
First thing I do is place 3 green grapes and 2 red grapes into the freezer. You can use any combination but that was what I had at hand.
Easy peasy. We have some vodka, Cointreau and white grape juice.
Here are a few cocktails I’ve made with Cointreau:
Let’s get started.
I fill my cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
I measure out 2 ounces of vodka.
I pour the vodka into the shaker.
Next up is the Cointreau. I measure out 1 ounce.
I pour it into the shaker to meet up with the vodka.
I pour out 1 ounce of white grape juice.
I pour it into the shaker, cap it and shake it at least 20 times.
I strain the liquid into the martini glass and plop the frozen grapes into the cocktail.
Look at how frosty that looks! Yum.
Now for the obligatory vertical view!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! I really enjoyed drinking it! Even after all these years.
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All the Goodies
- 2 ounces vodka
- 1 ounce Cointreau
- 1 ounce white grape juice
Garnish and Glassware
- 5 grapes, any kind, place in freezer for at least 10 minutes prior
- Martini glass
- Fill cocktail shaker 1/2 way with ice
- Add vodka, Cointreau and grape juice
- Cap shaker and shake at least 20 times
- Strain into martini glass and plop grapes into the cocktail
- Serving Size: 5 ounces
- Calories: 242