Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grape Squash–Let’s welcome the sunny days

I planned to make some wine and asked AJ to get some grapes. He got 2 kgs and the bottle I had for wine would fit only ½ kg of grapes. Both of us are not really fond of grapes and I wondered what to do. I knew google would help me out to find a solution and I was right -  grape squash.
But all the recipes called out for some preserving agents like sodium benzoate and citric acid. I did not want to use them and so came up with my own recipe. This tastes really great and I am not sure about the life of it. I stored it in my refrigerator and its about 3 – 4 weeks now – still great. I shall update about the life as much as I keep it J
You know what, It has been a year that I wrote the above and somehow missed to post this. Now I can tell you about the life of the syrup. Definitely a year plus if kept under refrigeration J
Ingredients(Yields 1.5 litres):
Red Ripe Grapes   --   1 kg
Sugar                       --   2 cups or more according to your taste
Lemon juice          --   ¼ cup
Water                      --   1 cup
Preparation of Squash/syrup:
Cook the grapes with one cup of water. Mash the grapes in between as much as you can. You can use a potato masher/pestle. Make sure that all the grapes are cooked.
If you are not able to mash it well, give a pulse in the mixer.
Strain the juice with a strainer with large holes so that you get some pulp too. Now add the sugar and let it boil again until it forms a thick syrup. Add the lemon juice and switch off the flame. let it cool, pour into clean and dry bottles and refrigerate.
To Serve:
Take ¼ glass of the syrup and then fill the glass with chilled water. Top with ice cubes and serve. Its simply refreshing in the summer.

Recipe Courtesy: Myself


  1. Very refreshing drink marking the arrival of summers,Awesome last click!!How did u manage to get that click,simply superb!!
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  2. Woww.. refreshing and yummy drink.. perfect shots too.. thanks for sharing :)
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  3. Awesome, loved it. A perfect thirst quencher.

  4. Beautifully captured splash picture...looks superb n beautiful color

  5. woww!! simple recepie and super pics :)

  6. Wonderful grape juice (homemade squash style)n lovely clicks!!

  7. hi nitha, how r u? nowadays im not getting ur post in dashboard....really missed ur recipe da...squash looks yummy and perfect for this summer....lovely colour!

  8. Wow! Nice recipe and the splashing picture looks really great.

  9. Nitha, yummy n refreshing squash....awesome presentation...

  10. I love the second Pic with the splash .. lovely blog you have Nitha.. am glad to follow you...

  11. So refreshing n yummy drink, awesome clicks.

  12. did u click dat...fab colour..adore ur clicks

  13. Great squash and lovely presentation. Very very nice!2nd clik was just awesome.......

    1. yummy drink..i love that second click..awesome

  14. That's so cool...and nice pictures !

  15. wow... delicious drink and fantastic photography...

  16. wow... refreshing drink and fantastic photography...