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Celebrate CALIFORNIA GRAPE DAY with a White Grape Martini

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September 10th is California Grape Day and the best way to celebrate the martini way is with my White Grape Martini. It's a great way to pay tribute to the fruit of the vine if you're not a wine drinker!

A while back a friend of mine who grows grapes brought over a huge bunch of these teeny weeny little green grapes from his "vineyard". They were the tiniest little grapes I'd ever seen, barely the size of a pea! He hands them to me and says, "make me a martini from these!"

So I grabbed his itty bitty, sweet little grapes and smashed the heck out of them in my cocktail shaker with a muddler, added some grape vodka and a little white grape juice and lemon juice and voila:

THE WHITE GRAPE MARTINI
1-1/2 Oz. Grape Vodka
1 Oz. White Grape Juice
Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lemon
Splash of Lemon Lime Soda
1/4 Cup of Green Grapes
Grapes for Garnish

Chill your glass in the freezer. Muddle the 1/4 cup of grapes, the juice of the lemon and the grape vodka in the bottom of your cocktail shaker, add one cup of ice then pour in the white grape juice and shake until chilled.  Strain into your martini glass, add the splash of soda then garnish with the grapes.

Enjoy, and, yes, you can try this with red grapes as well!

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