Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Is a cocktail without booze still a cocktail? Absolutely. This lively sip featuring juniper berries and concord grapes proves that a well-crafted beverage need not give the drinker a buzz to create one.
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)
1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 14 minutes or until liquid is slightly syrupy, stirring occasionally to break up grapes. Cool completely. Remove and discard orange rind and rosemary. Place grape mixture in a blender or food processer. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Strain liquid through a fine sieve over a bowl, pressing gently to extract liquid from solids; discard solids.
2. To prepare each cocktail, place 1/4 cup grape mixture in an ice-filled glass. Add 1/2 cup tonic water, 1/4 cup club soda, and 1 tablespoon orange juice. Garnish each drink with a rosemary sprig.