Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
15 Mins
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)

Juicy and pleasantly plump, grapes are at their peak now. This versatile fruit also packs a healthy punch: Black and red grapes are rich in anthocyanins--powerful antioxidants that may lower your risk of heart disease and cancer and boost brain power. By adding the kombucha last, we preserve its carbonation, making for a crisp and refreshing cocktail.

How to Make It

Combine 12 oz. seedless black grapes (about 2 cups), water, sugar, and lemon rind strip in a small saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 14 minutes or until liquid is slightly syrupy, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Discard rind. Place grape mixture in a blender; pulse until smooth. Strain through a fine sieve over a bowl, pressing gently to extract liquid; discard solids. To prepare each cocktail, fill each of 4 (8-oz.) glasses with ice and, if desired, frozen grapes. Pour 1/3 cup grape mixture into each glass. Add 1 oz. gin and 4 oz. kombucha. Garnish, if desired.

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