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!


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13 Responses to Refreshing Summer Cocktail

  1. This sounds so good! Thanks for linking up at Tasty Tuesday’s!!! I am one of the co-hosts this month!

  2. Crystal says:

    YUM! Would love you to share this at our Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party which is a summer theme this week! Visiting from the Summer Camp link party! 🙂

  3. Kristen says:

    Okay.. totally adding this one to my summer cocktail list! Might even add some frozen grapes in as a garnish!! Thanks for linking it up to the LOBS party!!

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Thanks Kristen. Jackson will be happy that peeps like his cocktail! Frozen grapes = best idea ever!!

  4. You had me at Vodka…:) I have never had muddled grapes in a cocktail but I’m going to try it! YUM! Saw you at Cheerios and Lattes 😉

    Would love to have you link this up at Super Sunday! (and others!) at Who Needs a Cape!

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hi Heather! Thanks for coming by, we just linked Jack’s cocktail on your party! Thanks for the invite!

  5. Bevin says:

    Thank you for sharing at our Super Sunday linky! Who doesn’t love a good cocktail?

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Right? It’s very delish! Thanks so much for coming by, we appreciate it. Best of days ~ Sharon and Denise

  6. Anyonita says:

    That looks delicious! 🙂 (on a side note, you’ve linked up my Tuesdays party to Dixie Chik Cook’s blog! She was co-hosting for me!) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    • Denise @BeBetsy says:

      Hello Anyonita! Thank you so much for pinning and sharing and for the great party. Dixie Chik is one of our blogging besties! Nice to meet you and hope to see you soon. We will be back. All the best ~ Sharon and Denise

  7. Lisa Lynn says:

    Thanks so much for sharing on The HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you again today
    Stop by and say hi to our new co-host!

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