Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Black Grape Juice Mocktail


Black Grape Juice Mocktail is a refreshing chilled drink which not only looks good but also tastes brilliant. It is a real crowd pleaser because of its rich vibrant purple colour with hues of pink.
For making this drink, seedless variety of grapes are used which are elongated in shape. As I get plenty of black grapes which are sweet also, in Hyderabad, this drink has become my recent favourite. Without a doubt as we all know fruits are really good for health, the black grapes make no exception. They are rich source of vitamin C, antioxidants and fibre. Instead of having carbonated drinks or sugar laced fruit juices, extracting fresh fruit juices at home is a far better option. You can extract fresh black grape juice at anytime of the day, dilute it with water in 2:1 ratio and you are good to go. Below I have shown step by step method of how grape juice can be extracted and that too in few minutes.
As I am sharing the recipe for Mocktail, I am adding here soda water for the same. You can even add Limca to it.  I am going to apply black salt on the rim of serving glasses as with every sip you get tantalizing flavour of grapes with black salt along with the fizz from soda water.
The only thing you must do here it to add the soda water/Limca at the time of serving. Do not add it beforehand.
Hope you would enjoy this recipe!! :)

List of ingredients: (Makes 3 servings of 250ml approx)

  • Black grapes-400 gms
  • Black salt-1 tsp
  • Lemon- 1/2 tsp
  • Sugar-2 tsp (optional; not required if grapes are already sweet enough or you are using Limca)
  • Chilled Soda water/Limca-350 ml(approx)
  • Ice Cubes-12
For garnishing:
  • Water-1/4cup
  • Black salt-2 tbsp

Steps To Prepare:


Step1:
Wash black grapes thoroughly in running water. Leave them dipped in water for some time so that all the black coating and dust is washed off.



Step2:
Pull all the grapes from the stems and add it in mixer or food processor jar. Add black salt, lemon and sugar. Adding sugar is optional. Taste one the grapes and if they are sweet enough you can skip the sugar.



Step3:
Blend well all the grapes well as shown in the image below. Make sure no pieces are left. You can also check this with the help of a spoon.



Step4:
Sieve the blended grapes through a colander. With the help of a spoon, gently crush the pulp so that remaining juice is extracted. This step is necessary to filter out the peel of grapes.


Keep the extracted juice aside.

Step5:
In this step we are going to prepare the glass for serving. Take two quarter plates. In one plate pour the water and in another spread black salt.
Dip the rim of the serving glass in water plate and then in the plate with black salt.


Step6:
Add ice cubes and pour extracted grape juice in the glasses.



Step7:
In this step you have three options to add. You can add either chilled soda water or limca. In case you want the drink to remain healthy or if you are making it for kids, you can even add water.



Enjoy chilled refreshing Black grape juice Mocktail!! :)

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