Thirsty Thurday - Maple Concord Cocktail

Maple Concord Cocktail


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups Concord grape juice
  • 2 cups gin
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh Concord grapes, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup demerara sugar, for garnish
  • 1 large serving bottle
  • Toothpicks or small skewers
  • Cocktail glasses


Gently stir together the maple syrup and warm water until thoroughly combined. Using a funnel, combine the maple mixture, concord grape juice, gin, and lemon juice in the bottle. Close the cap and give it a gentle stir to mix, about 10 seconds. Chill. Meanwhile, place two Concord grapes on a toothpick or skewer, then gently roll them through the demerara sugar. When you are ready to serve the drink, add the garnish grapes to each glass and set the bottle of the mixed cocktail next to your glasses for your guests to help themselves.

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