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Bourbon Grape Rickey

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon.

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaSpring is officially here. Summer is on its way. That means the outdoor gatherings and BBQ’s are on coming soon.

While the food served at these events is often the spotlight, sometimes, I like to make a cocktail to real star.

Welch’s Concord Grape juice is always something I have on hand at my house. My daughter enjoys a cup after school; she loves the flavor (and the color). Recently, after handing her a cup, I nicked a quick sip for myself reminding me how much I enjoy that bold concord grape flavor.Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Grape Lime Rickey

I love to make recipes that remind us all of when we were young and carefree. That’s when I decided I wanted to take one of my favorite drinks, a grape and lime rickey, but for the over 21 crowd.

Introducing the Bourbon Grape Rickey using Welch’s Concord Grape, with great taste and refreshing goodness.

I purchase my Welch’s at my local Smiths grocery store, (but click here to find it in your area). I also used fresh lime juice, lemon-lime soda, and bourbon for this refreshing cocktail.

Easy Summer Cocktail

Maybe I should refer to this Bourbon Grape Rickey as Bourbon Grape Richard, since it’s all grown up! Simple, easy to find ingredients, make this cocktail version a snap to make.

My friends raved about this cocktail. It pairs well with so many food options as it is not overpowering. It is a great sipping drink as you meander through appetizers of cheese and crackers, or as your main beverage with a meal, like a timeless grilled hamburger.

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaMake plenty, as it is sure to go fast. The smooth, rich flavors of this beverage are an enhancement to your menu.

The classic flavor of the Welch’s Concord Grape juice shines in this sparkling cocktail, I am especially looking forward to enjoying my Bourbon Grape Rickey on a hot summer day. What’s your favorite way to enjoy Welch’s?

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

Bourbon Grape Rickey

Course: Beverage/Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Michelle De La Cerda

The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon.

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups Welch's Concord Grape Juice
  • 1 3/4 cups Lemon-Lime Soda
  • 1 3/4 cups Bourbon
  • 3-4 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 limes)

Garnish

  • Fresh Lime Wedges
  • Mint Leaves
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. In a 2-qt pitcher, mix the grape juice, soda, bourbon and fresh lime juice. 

  2. Gently stir as to not dissolve all the carbonation.

  3. Pour into individual ice-filled glasses.

  4. Garnish with the option fresh lime wedges and fresh mint.

Recipe Notes

To make the classic Grape Rickey, simply omit the bourbon for a mocktail that all can enjoy!

Bourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La CerdaBourbon Grape Rickey ~ The childhood classic summertime drink of grape juice, lemon-lime soda with a squeeze of fresh lime juice has been given a grown-up make-over by adding bourbon ~ The Complete Savorist by Michelle De La Cerda

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacque Hastert
    April 3, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Had my attention at bourbon! I am going to have a glass of this later in the week.

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    Des
    April 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Pass me a glass!

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    Delaney | Melanie Makes
    April 3, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    This is the perfect summer drink!

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    Nutmeg Nanny
    April 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Yes please — my kind of drink!

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    eat good 4 life
    April 4, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    This is exactly what I need this evening. I totally love bourbon.

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    Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
    April 4, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Wow! This sounds so refreshing for summer!

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