Grape Lemonade Recipe

This grape lemonade recipe is an easy refreshing Summer drink recipe that combines the delicious flavors of fresh Concord grapes and the juice of lemons to create a delightful beverage perfect for beating the heat.

Nothing will quench your thirst on a hot day quite like this grape juice lemonade. This simple from-scratch recipe only takes a couple of minutes to make from homemade juice and is a crowd-pleaser when served at parties.

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Grape Lemonade Recipe

What is Grape Lemonade?

Crafted with the pure essence of Concord grapes and zesty lemon juice, this grape lemonade is a delightful blend of natural flavors.

With just the right touch of sweetness from a hint of sugar, and balanced by the crispness of cold water, it’s the ultimate thirst-quencher for hot Summer days. It’s like a drinkable version of these delicious Concord grape popsicles!

Keep reading to discover how to create this refreshing grape lemonade.

Concord Grape Lemonade Juice Recipe

How to Make Grape Lemonade

The first step in creating this recipe is to juice concord grapes, I use this high-powered juicer but you can also purchase a bottle of grape juice already juiced at the store if you aren’t growing Concord grapes in your backyard or if they aren’t in season.

The next step is to juice a lemon, you can run this through the high powdered juicer or use this simple hand squeezer to extract the juice from lemons.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

After getting the juice extracted, regardless of the method you’ve employed, the next step is to combine them with water and sugar.

Stir, add some ice cubes, and enjoy.

Grape Juice Lemonade

Variations on this Recipe

If you want to make a sparkling grape lemonade, you could add a splash of sparkling water. Or add a splash of club soda for a fizzy twist that elevates the refreshment to a whole new level.

You could even use this Italian lemon sparkling mineral water for an extra burst of citrus flavor.

Try adding some 7up and lemonade to the grape juice for a quick fizzy drink with lots of flavors.

To transform this delightful grape lemonade into a refreshing grape punch, consider incorporating complementary fruit juices like apple or white grape juice. You can also enhance its appeal by adding vibrant fruit slices. Think citrus or berries, for an extra layer of indulgence.

Looking to add a unique twist to this classic grape lemonade recipe? Consider infusing a subtle herbal note with a handful of fresh mint leaves.

The aromatic essence of mint complements the sweet grape and tangy lemon flavors. It creates a sophisticated fusion that’s perfect for a summer soirĂ©e or casual gathering.

To deepen the purple color and offer another burst of flavor, add a package of grape Kool-aid along with a package of lemonade Kool Aid. The grape and lemonade Kool-Aid combo is a simple way to create a delicious grape juice lemonade without the need for fresh fruit.

juice with citrus fruit and berries

Can Grape Leaves Be Eaten?

Absolutely, grape leaves are perfectly edible and have found their way into various culinary traditions worldwide. Typically from the Sultana grape also known as the Thompson seedless variety.

One of the main dishes that have a high recipe rating is the beloved “dolma” or “dolmades,” a favorite in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Balkan kitchens.

Dolma involves these tender leaves being carefully stuffed with a delightful mix of rice, herbs, spices, and sometimes even meat. You can even purchase stuffed grape leaves online.

To make them more pliable, grape leaves are usually blanched or gently boiled over medium heat Sometimes they are cooked in an air fryer before they become the wrappers for scrumptious fillings.

While the leaves themselves might not be the go-to for solo snacking due to their somewhat sturdy and fibrous nature, cooking transforms them into supple, flavorful vessels that hold all the delicious recipes inside.

Where Are Grape Leaves in the Store?

Grape leaves are commonly found in jars or cans in the international or ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores. If you’re unable to find them in your local grocery store, you might also try specialty markets. Look for stores that specialize in Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or international foods

iced drink on tray with fruit juice

Health Benefits of Concord Grapes

Unlocking not only delightful flavors but also potential health benefits, Concord grapes take the spotlight in this grape lemonade. These vibrant gems are rich in antioxidants, offering a natural boost to your well-being.

Embracing the goodness of Concord grapes might contribute to heart health and provide an extra layer of satisfaction as you sip on your refreshing grape lemonade.

So, as you enjoy this beverage, take comfort in knowing that each sip might be a step towards nurturing your body and palate alike.

Pairing Ideas for this Grape Lemonade Recipe

Elevate your summer gatherings with the perfect beverage pairing for these delectable recipes! This invigorating grape lemonade is the ultimate match for a range of delightful dishes that will truly make your taste buds dance.

Italian Rainbow Cookies: As you bite into the layers of these vibrant Italian Rainbow Cookies, let the burst of almond and raspberry harmonize with the tangy notes of this grape lemonade. Together, they create a symphony of flavors that’s sure to delight, especially when paired with homemade Concord grape jelly.

Bruschetta Delight: Savor the medley of tomatoes, basil, and garlic in every bite of your Bruschetta, and let the zesty grape lemonade cleanse your palate, preparing you for the next burst of vibrant flavors.

Homemade Flour Tortillas: Whether wrapped around savory fillings or enjoyed on their own, these Homemade Flour Tortillas find a refreshing companion in this grape lemonade. The refreshing lemonade’s natural sweetness complements the tortillas’ versatility, creating a delightful pairing.

French Tomato Tart: The richness of the French Tomato Tart, with its tomatoes and cheese, is beautifully balanced by sips of this grape lemonade. Allow the lemonade’s bright flavors to cleanse your palate, enhancing each savory bite of this elegant dish.

Embrace the joy of pairing by adding this refreshing grape lemonade to your table. It’s crisp and tangy profile acts as the perfect counterpoint, bringing out the best in these culinary creations. Unite the refreshing with the delectable for a dining experience that’s both delightful and memorable.

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Grape Lemonade Recipe

Grape Lemonade Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Concord Grape Juice
  • Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 4 Cups of Water
  • 1/3 Cup of Sugar

Instructions

  1. Juice the Concord grapes using a high powered juicer or use storebought grape juice.
  2. Juice lemons.
  3. Add both juices to a pitcher.
  4. Add water.
  5. Add sugar.
  6. Mix well and serve over ice cubes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

8 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

These nutrition facts are an estimate and are calculated by AI, please do your own research to know if this grape lemonade recipe fits into your diet.

The Hobby Wife

The Hobby Wife

Greenhouse and backyard gardener, devoted homemaker, and passionate recipe creator. My journey through life revolves around my unwavering love for food and travel. As a passionate cook, I blend my garden's bounty with culinary finesse and inspiration from my travels. From farm-to-table homestyle dishes to copycat recipes that offer something unique, my kitchen is a canvas where flavors harmonize and ingredients tell stories.

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