The Bitter Grape Cocktail

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Music is my life.  It’s my identity and is responsible for virtually every friend I have.  Mike Weller and I are the founding members of A Crowd of Small Adventures.  The past five years have seen us hurtling forward, bound together in some death struggle tipping over tables and knocking glasses off counters in the vast and glorious halls of space and time.  We are the Lewis and Clark expedition with slightly less venereal disease and we are friends.


Mike and I share a certain inquisitive nature.  Both being songwriters and tinkerers of a sort.  His latest project was homemade ginger ale and a proposal was made to fix a cocktail using his delicious brew.  A few shakes of bitters and ten pulverized grapes later and we enjoyed one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had.  Be it music or drinks, Mike Weller makes the things I do better.



Bitter Grape Recipe:

Serves 2

4.5 oz. Vodka

4.5 oz. Ginger Ale

2 Limes

4 Shakes Angostura Bitters

Green Grapes


Muddle 5 grapes in each chilled glass.  Squeeze 1.5 fresh limes, shake with vodka and bitters, strain into glasses.  Add ginger ale.  Garnish with a slice of lime.


It’s a thoughtful yet refreshing drink for the summer.  Enjoy with a friend!

2 Responses to “The Bitter Grape Cocktail”

  1. Sharon says:

    Great picture! and the drink looks delicious.

  2. badooo says:

    I love this so much! Great friend story and enticing little drink. Perfect.

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