Wine Grape Juice Mocktail Recipes | Mocktails with Grape Juice

Castello di Amorosa

May 2nd, 2024

Castello di Amorosa Explores the Versatility of Wine Grape Juice in Mocktails

When we think of white wine grape juice, our minds often drift to thoughts of rich reds or crisp whites enjoyed in a glass. However, beyond its role as a standalone beverage, wine grape juice holds immense potential in the realm of mocktails, offering a flavorful and sophisticated base for non-alcoholic creations.

There’s a mocktail just for you. Check out all of our recipes here

The Essence of Wine Grape Juice

Wine grape juice captures the essence of the grape varietals from which it is derived, carrying the same distinct flavors, aromas, and complexities found in wines. Whether it’s the boldness of Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruity notes of Chardonnay, or the floral hints of Riesling, each grape variety contributes its unique characteristics to the juice.

Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking has been making wine grape juice with no alcohol for many years. “I have a passion for making grape juices that use the same grapes used to make our wines,” said Painter. “The making of quality grape juice that truly expresses the fruit and flavor of the grape is a challenge, and now we’ve mastered how to make these juices true to their varietal aromas and flavors,” he adds.

Peter Velleno adds that “our grape juice is made in much the same way as our wine. We harvest a few days early to provide a base of acidity. The clusters are hand-harvested and delivered to the crush pad where they are destemmed, pressed and then the juice is chilled to about 32 degrees. The big difference is that we don’t add yeast to convert the grape sugars to alcohol. We skip that step, and the result is a great alternative to wine which has surprising ageability, of up to 4 years.”

Crafting Mocktails with Wine Grape Juice

Mocktails, or non-alcoholic cocktails, have gained popularity for their ability to provide a refreshing and enjoyable drinking experience without the presence of alcohol. The Castello’s wine grape juice serves as an excellent base for mocktails due to its depth of flavor and natural sweetness. Here are a few delicious recipes created by Castello di Amorosa staff that incorporate wine grape juice into delightful mocktails: Mocktail Recipes

The Art of Mocktail Mixology

Creating mocktails with wine grape juice is not just about mixing ingredients but also about balancing flavors and textures. Consider incorporating herbs, spices, and other fruit juices to enhance the complexity of your mocktails.

Cheers to mocktails. Castello’s non-alcoholic beverages made from wine grapes.

Additionally, the presentation plays a significant role in elevating the drinking experience, so don’t hesitate to garnish with fresh herbs, citrus twists, or edible flowers.

Wine grape juice opens up a world of possibilities for crafting delicious and sophisticated mocktails. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, enjoying a relaxing evening, or simply seeking a flavorful non-alcoholic option, experimenting with wine grape juice in mocktails is sure to delight your taste buds and elevate your beverage repertoire. Cheers to the art of mocktail mixology!

The Castello di Amorosa Grape Juice

Imagine picking a grape cluster from the vineyard, pressing the juice, and putting it in a bottle to drink; no fermentation so there is no alcohol. The result is the delicious flavors and aromas of the individual grape varietals:

Gewurztraminer white wine grape juice:

With aromas of rose pedals and lychee nut, this stunning white wine grape juice is bursting with exotic flavors of passion fruit, pear ginger and honeysuckle. Just add some crushed mint leaves and fresh lime and you’ll think you’re drinking a Mojito! It’s a super delicious grape juice mocktail recipe…. With no alcohol.

Castello’s VGM or Virgin Gewurztraminer Mojito. A vibrant and refreshing white grape juice drink.

Sparkling Red wine grape juice:

This red wine grape juice is a wonderful expression of fruit-driven aromatics and luscious flavors of ripe watermelon and red berries. With a pleasing interplay of enticing acidity, balanced sweetness and a touch of effervescence, this grape juice can be combined with a touch of lemon juice and fresh herbs, like thyme to create an evocative red wine grape juice mocktail.

Known as the sparkler, this red grape juice mocktail has the added twist of thyme to pair with the sweetness of the grape juice. Perfectly balanced.

Muscat Canelli white wine grape juice:

Sourced from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Solano County, this Muscat grape juice is beautifully aromatic with characteristics of exotic spices and orange blossoms. Light and refreshing on the palate, it’s bursting with stone fruit flavors like pear and nectarine.

Try this honey-laced Muscat Mingle grape juice mocktail. It’s on another level.

 

See all the Castello grape juice based mocktails here.


Gewurz Mock Coloda

Recipe Date: April 6th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Gewurz Mock Coloda

For each Mocktail

  • 4 oz of Gewurztraminer Grape Juice
  • 2 oz coconut water
  • 4 or 5 chunks of fresh pineapple
  • half of a lime squeezed and
  • one slice for garnish
  • ice to fill glass


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Virgin Gewurztraminer Mojito

Recipe Date: April 6th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

VGM (Virgin Gewürztraminer Mojito)

For each Mocktail:

Crafted with care, this mocktail layers crushed mint leaves and fresh lime with the vibrant notes of Gewurztraminer Grape Juice, crowned with a lime quarter for a zesty finish.”

  • Fill a tall glass with crushed ice
  • Add three crushed mint leaves
  • Add two squeezed lime quarters
  • Add 6 oz Gewurztraminer Grape Juice
  • Finish with a lime quarter on the lip of the glass


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Grapefruit Muscat Mule

Recipe Date: April 6th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Grapefruit Muscat Mule

A refreshing blend of muscat juice and spicy ginger beer, with a zesty grapefruit twist, served over ice and garnished with a fragrant sprig of rosemary.

For each Mocktail:

  • 2 OZ of Castello di Amorosa Muscat Grape Juice
  • 2 OZ of fresh squeezed Grapefruit.
  • 2 OZ of Ginger Beer
  • Tajin (optional)

Instructions:

  • Fill glass you are using with ice
  • Dump ice into a shaker with Muscat juice and Grapefruit juice , shake for 10-15 seconds
  • If using Tajin, rim glass with grapefruit and dip in Tajin
  • Pour back into glass and top with Ginger Beer
  • Finish with a Grapfruit wedge and sprig of fresh rosemary


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Sparkling Sangria

Recipe Date: April 6th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Sparkling Sangria

An effervescent blend of Castello Sparkling Red Grape Juice, kombucha, and citrus juices.

Sparkling Red Grape Juice Sangria Mocktail Recipe:

For Each Mocktail:

  • 3 OZ Castello Sparkling Red Grape Juice
  • 2 OZ Kombucha
  • 2 OZ Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 OZ Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Simple Syrup or Honey (To Taste)
  • Ice Cubes
  • Garnish with Fruit Soaked in Kombucha for 24 hrs


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Sparkler

Recipe Date: April 6th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

The Sparkler

This mocktail offers a refreshing blend of tartness from the lemon juice, sweetness from the grape juices, and herbal notes from the thyme, which complements the flavors of grape juice beautifully.

For each Mocktail

Ingredients:

  • 4 OZ sparkling grape juice
  • 1 OZ freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 OZ simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices or twists for garnish
  • Fresh thyme sprigs for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Fill a shaker with ice cubes.
  2. Add the sparkling grape juice, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and simple syrup to the shaker.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lemon slice or twist and a sprig of fresh thyme.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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Muscat Mingle | Non-Alcoholic Muscat Cocktail Recipe

Recipe Date: April 5th, 2024
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Muscat Mingle

This honey-laced, light-and lemony Muscat cocktail recipe is the perfect refreshing summer sipper.

Ingredients

For each Mocktail 

1 Tsp. honey

1/2 Tsp hot water

2 tsp.  lemon juice,

2 OZ Muscat juice

3 OZ of sparkling

Ice to fill glass

1 Lemon slice

1 Mint sprig

 

Directions:

  • Place 1 Tsp. honey and 1/2 Tsp hot water into a glass: stir until blended and dissolved.
  • Add 2 tsp.  lemon juice, 2 OZ Muscat juice and 3 OZ of sparkling water stir.
  • Fill glass with ice. Stir again.
  • Garnish with lemon slice and mint sprig. Drizzle top with additional honey, if desired.


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Grape Juice Trio

Best Grape Juice in Napa Valley

Bradley Aden

October 24th, 2020

The Freshest Napa Winery Grape Juice of Them All

Few wineries in Napa Valley are committed to making a natural grape juice. Our grape juice was made in much the same way as our wine. We harvest a few days early to provide a base of acidity. The clusters are hand-harvested, delivered to the crush pad where they are destemmed, pressed and then the juice is chilled to about 32. How long is grape juice good for after opening? “The big difference is we don’t add yeast to convert the grape sugars to alcohol. We skip that step and the result is a great alternative to wine which has surprising age-ability.” Our juices are known for their pure grape flavor and aromatic profiles. This non-alcoholic grape juice is a special addition to your cellar, nature’s true nectar, artfully crafted and delicious for years to come. Stock-up today!

Not Your Supermarket Grape Juice

Can be added with mineral water, sparkling Pellegrino or spring water. Our non-alcoholic grape juices can be consumed on their own as a delicious juice beverage—or add your favorite spirit (gin or vodka) for a fruity, sweet cocktail! It is bottled in a traditional wine bottle with a twist top, for easy reuse. Refrigerate after opening; juice typically remains delicious for several weeks, making it a preferred choice in Napa for non-alcoholic drinkers.

Great Alternative for All Ages

These non-alcoholic grape juices are great alternatives for several occasions. Drinking grape juice supplies the resveratrol and polyphenols (anthocyanins) that the body needs. A great alternative for:

– Children

– Expecting Mothers

– Non-Alcoholic Choice

Our Winemaker Brooks Painter

Castello di Amorosa’s head winemaker Brooks Painter’s career spans more than 40 years. During that time, he’s made hundreds of wines, but making grape juice strikes a special chord, “I have a passion for making grape juice that uses the same grapes that go into our wines,” explained Painter. “The making of a quality grape juice that truly expresses the fruit and flavor of the grape is a challenge, but when the result is a product that is true to the varietal aromas and flavors, I’m happy!” “My challenge,” said Painter, “was to make a grape juice from the same grape that was sensitive of the varietal with its flowery fruit and attractive flavors. It’s intensely aromatic, just like the wine.”

Muscat Canelli Grape Juice

A sweet non-alcoholic treat.  Made from 100% Muscat Canelli wine grapes. These grapes make a more flavorful aromatic white grape juice naturally. Our grape juice is made only from fresh, premium-quality Muscat Canelli wine grapes. This is the way real grape juice tastes, superior in aroma, flavor, and health benefits in every respect. Nothing has been added except sulfites to protect the natural aroma and flavors. You won’t find juice of this quality in your local supermarket. Get it while supplies last.

Lucas & Lewellan Vineyard

Harvest Date: 9/6/ to 9/10/18

Bottling Date: 2/1/19

Alcohol %: Zero

Titratable Acidity: 6.6 g/L

pH: 3.31

Red Blend Sparkling Grape Juice

A sparkling and sweet non-alcoholic juice made from a blend of red wine grapes, with a pleasant spritziness that adds an invigorating twist to this delicate premium grape juice. Our sparkling grape juice is made only from fresh, premium-quality grapes, which include 90% Gamay, 5% Grenache, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon grape varietals. You read that correctly, there is Cabernet Sauvignon in this grape juice. Nothing has been added except sulfites to protect the natural aroma and flavors.

Tamayo Vineyard

Harvest Date: 9/6/18

Bottling Date: 2/1/19

Alcohol %: Zero

Titratable Acidity: 6.6 g/L

pH: 3.33

Gewurztraminer Grape Juice

Our newest addition to the grape juice family will be available for purchase on April 1, 2021. The Gewurztraminer will be the same grapes used from our Anderson Valley Estate Vineyard. Our Gewurztraminer juice provides an elegant alternative that is less sweet than our other offerings.

Anderson Valley Vineyard

Harvest Date: 9/6/20

Bottling Date: 2/1/21

Alcohol %: Zero

President Georg Salzner Samples Vintage Grape Juice