Recipes [1]

Red Grape Lavender Soda

From: Chef Scott Samuel, CIA Greystone. Yield: 4 10-oz. servings.

Grape Base:
1 cup simple syrup
ΒΌ cup lime juice
1 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. lime zest
1 tsp. lavender

4 cups red California seedless grapes

as needed, ice
2 cups club soda
1 cup red California seedless grapes, halved

For the grape base: Combine grape base ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and chill. Puree the 4 cups of red grapes in a blender and then strain through a strainer. Add the grape juice to the base and stir to combine. Chill completely and strain into a container.

For each drink: Pour 3 ounces of the chilled grape base into a chilled glass with ice and add 4 oz. soda. Garnish with a few grape halves.

PHOTO: KRISTEN LOKEN/CALIFORNIA TABLE GRAPE COMMISSION