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Commemorating the yearly wine crush, the name for this slightly earthy palate-cleanser was inspired by the hilly orchard landscape of the island of Sicily—home, of course, to the Corleone family.
Number of Servings
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce grappa
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup
2 dashes orange bitters (preferably Regan's No.6)
5 white grapes (such as Thompson Seedless)
Garnish: sugar-coated white grape*
Place grapes in a cocktail shaker and press with a muddler. Add gin, grappa, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters; fill shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Make a thin slice in a sugar-coated grape and set it on the lip of the glass.

*To make sugar-coated white grapes, roll grapes in egg white and dust heavily with superfine sugar. Refrigerate to harden and serve.
Submitted By
Ryan Magarian with Chad Solomon and Christy Pope
Photo Credit
Terry Brennan