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Roasted Grape Margarita

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 Roasted Grape Margarita


12 grapes or Las doce uvas is the tradition of eating 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight.  With each grape eaten you make a wish for the New Year.  


This is one of my favorite family traditions.  A tradition bursting with hope for the New Year with a few final laughs in the old year as we stuff our faces with juicy grapes.  This year is no different my fridge is stocked with grapes ready for the countdown.  There is one tiny detail that will change this year, no champagne.  This gal is serving margaritas, chocked full of roasted grape flavor.  I adore roasted fruit over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, so it was only natural that my roasted fruit would make its way into my margaritas one day.





Roasting helps to boost the grape flavor.  Tossing with olive oil, salt, pepper and orange zest give them warmth and a savory hint.  I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this mix, but I really did ( I had three!).  This opens endless options for me like roasted peach margarita or plums, pears… etc.  I did have a few grapes left over and these went into my pico de gallo, while my daughter added them to her salad.  Enjoy!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! May your new year be filled with blessings, love and tasty treats!






Roasted Grape Margarita

Yield: 4-6ounce margaritas


  • 1 -2 pounds seedless grapes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Juice from 1 orange, plus 1 tbsp zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau
  • 1 cup tequila
  • Lemon wedges


  1. On a small plate spread salt. With lemon wedges moisten rim of 4- 6 ounce glasses.
  2. Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill.
  3. Toss grapes with olive oil, salt, pepper and orange zest.
  4. Place on baking sheet and roast in a 450 oven for 10 minutes.
  5. Place roasted grapes and orange juice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  6. Strain and combine with lemon juice, cointreau and tequila.
  7. Garnish with lemon or grapes.


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31 Responses to Roasted Grape Margarita

  1. [...] Roasted Grape Margarita: Who would think that making a margarita would involve an oven. Or possibly a grill. Cinco de Mayo BBQ anyone? [...]

  2. [...] with a fun twist on the Margarita. Last year I created a margarita from our family tradition of las doce uvas, but this year I’m vamping up my margarita with a bit of the bubbly.  A hint of fresh [...]

  3. [...] Fruity flavors are usually reserved for screaming bachelorette parties, but this grape drink is perfectly suited for the man who eats raw steak with his bare hands. You get a bit of the savory with the grapes being roasted before they’re added to the drink and plenty of sweetness as well. Now go get drunk and chop down a tree! (Seriously, don’t do that.)  (Recipe) [...]

  4. Roasted Grape Margarita only you would have thought of it. And as your drinks have never disappointed me I will have to give this a go. Hopefully I will stay sober.
    Chandani recently posted..Fried bread (Puri ):Happy New YearMy Profile

  5. Wow, you certainly have no shortage of creativity! Look forward to purchasing your cocktail book one day!
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  6. A terrific cocktail! And I like the tradition of eating 12 grapes, neat! Happy 2012!

  7. what a beautiful, interesting and fantastic drink!

  8. Hi Dear,
    This drink is seems so perfect to start the new year on a sweet note. Wish you and ur family a fabulous year and enjoy cooking appetizing delicacies. Thanks n Regards, Sonia

  9. What another yummy sounding margarita. I swear you are the internets guru on this topic!
    OysterCulture recently posted..Saffron, the spice dearly loved by manyMy Profile

  10. Though I’ve never had them, I imagine roasted grapes to be kind of like roasted tomatoes…bursts of intense delicious flavor. Obviously made even better in margarita form! Happy new year, chica!
    Joanne recently posted..Recipe: Italian Rainbow Cookie CakeMy Profile

  11. roasted grapes sound quiet interesting, I woul love to try this drink!
    beti recently posted..Peach CookiesMy Profile

  12. What a great idea! We do the 12 grapes too, but not quite as elegantly as this. It looks like we’ll be adopting a new tradition.

    ¡Feliz Año!
    Pamela Pajuelo recently posted..Four last-minute holiday gifts for vino loversMy Profile

  13. Roasted grapes? Seriously? That’s so cool. I would have never thought of that. Sometimes I eat 12 grapes for New Year’s. I learned it from a friend who lives in Spain and follows that tradition. ;-)
    Paz recently posted..New York Monday: Restaurant WindowMy Profile

  14. I love roasted grapes! and your margarita sounds so festive!
    It’s been a pleasure reading and drooling over your delicious recipes this year. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012!
    Happy New Year!
    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} recently posted..New Year WishesMy Profile

  15. Have a great New Year!
    Blond Duck recently posted..Friday Five: New Year’s EveMy Profile

  16. What an unique margarita!
    Angie@Angiesrecipes recently posted..Mango and Vanilla Ice Cream TriflesMy Profile

  17. Wow I think this might be one of the best cocktail ideas I’ve ever seen! I love the idea of roasting the grapes to bring out the flavor. Happy New Year!
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  18. Roasted grapes, just brilliant and so very delicious!
    Wishing you and amazing 2012 my friend…hugs!
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  19. Sounds fantastic! Happy New Year and cheers! :)
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  20. Interesting. I would be interested to see a margarita recipe using frozen grapes too. I often have them in the freezer.

  21. WOWZERS! I have never roasted grapes, let alone have them in a drinkie. I’m sure the roasting really brings out the flavor flave! Wishing you blessings and loads of fun in the New Year. :)
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  22. What a fun drink! I love how you garnished your grapes!
    yummychunklet recently posted..Red Velvet Chocolate BlossomsMy Profile

  23. Happy new year! Margaritas always look so pretty.
    fattydumpling recently posted..Homemade NutellaMy Profile

  24. What a fantastic idea. I’ve made a roasted grape tart before, but adding them to a cocktail… brilliant!
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective recently posted..Spicy Feta Dip with Roasted Red PeppersMy Profile

  25. I love the 12 grapes wishes for New Years Eve! I had never heard of that before. I’ve also never heard of roasting grapes and putting them in a margarita but I love it. It sounds sensational! Beautiful images.
    Susan recently posted.."The Stockings Were Hung…"My Profile

  26. I have roasted grapes exactly once for a veal chop dish and thought they were wonderful. Never thought about ice cream or even a marguerita. Fabulous idea. The photo of that drink looks gorgeous and inviting.
    Lea Ann recently posted..Easy Cream Cheese Cherry DessertMy Profile

  27. This is an amazing roasted grape drink! Loved the culmination of flavours!

  28. Roasted grapes sound quite addicting. I’ve definitely got to try this. I bet they’re even better than candy! ;)
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  29. Genius! I don’t think I ever would have thought of roasted grape margaritas…but I totally want a few! I was actually thinking of the grape tradition thing and wondering how I could spin it for a New Years dish. You totally rocked it. Happy New Year, chica!
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  30. Very original! That sure is a wonderful drink.

    Best wishes for 2012!



  31. This is an absolutely stunning cocktail. This is a great way way to ring in the New Year…with tradition too. Roasting the grapes? What an awesome idea.

    Happy New Year to you.


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