Grape Squash is a quick to make preserved fruit based syrup which could be diluted with water before consumption.This squash, could be used with other cocktail preparations too. Ona hot summer days it comes handy, when all you need to do is just dilute the syrup with water and drink. It is generally consumed with one part syrup with four to five parts water.

Here I have used red grapes of a bigger size variety to make this syrup. So the colour was not that deep. If you use black grapes you will get a much deeper colour. I have prepared squash during my under graduation days for the Home Science project. I made Pineapple Squash at that time and it tasted really yum. I forget about it for a while, and when preparing this recipe, it came to my mind that I have prepared this years before.

Grape Squash recipe

Grape is a fruiting berry eaten as fresh (table grapes- large, seedless fruit with thin skin)or used for wine making (smaller, usually seeded, and have thick skins), juice, jam, jelly, raisins, vinegar, grape seed oil..etc. The colour of the grape fruit varies from crimson, black, dark blue, yellow, green, orange, and pink.

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Grapes- 1 Kg
Sugar- 1 and 1/2 cups
Water- 1 and 1/2 cups
Lemon juice- 1 small
Water|Soda and Ice cubes- to dilute and serve

  • Remove the stem and wash the grapes thoroughly.
  • Add the sugar and water and turn on the heat.
  • Allow to boil the mixture till the grapes become soft and the colour of the syrup becomes red for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Now squeeze the lemon juice and mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Once the mixture cools down, transfer the ingredients to a blender jar and blitz twice (do not crush the seeds)
  • Pass through a sieve and collect the syrup by pressing the pulp well. If you store in room temp add 1/2 teaspoon of sodium benzoate|sorbate instead of lemon.
  • For small quantity you can refrigerate and use it. Dilute with water and add ice cubes and consume whenever you wish.