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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2016


Credit: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen

Recipe Summary

35 mins
10 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

162 calories; fat 0.1g; protein 1g; carbohydrates 42g; fiber 1g; sodium 29mg; calcium 13mg; sugars 40g; added sugar 28g.