Homemade Grape Soda

Homemade Grape Soda

Homemade Grape Soda

With Red Vines® Candy

homemade grape soda with red vines candy straws


Serves 3


  • 1 pound concord or thomcord grapes

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup water

01. Combine Grapes, Sugar and Water

Combine the grapes, sugar and water in a large skillet.

Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, until the grapes have softened and broken down. Use a large spoon to smash the grapes against the side of the skillet. Remove from heat.

melting grapes with skillet on stovetop

02. Collect Juice Concentrate

Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Pour the grapes through the strainer to collect the grape juice concentrate. Press down with a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible from the grapes. Discard the grapes and set the concentrate aside to cool. You should be left with about 6 ounces total.

extract liquid from grapes

03. Pour Grape Juice and Insert Red Vines Grape Twist

Fill a glass with ice. Pour 2 ounces of grape juice concentrate into the glass and top off with sparkling water or club soda. Insert a Red Vines Grape Twist into the glass, stir, and enjoy.

Store leftover grape juice concentrate in the fridge.

filling glasses with grape Juice

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Grape Buttercream Vanilla Cupcakes

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Grape Buttercream Vanilla Cupcakes

With Red Vines® Candy

grape buttercream vanilla cupcakes


  • 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • Purple sprinkles, for topping (optional)


01. Preheat Oven and Combine Ingredients

Preheat your oven to 350˚F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Beat together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Beat in the eggs until well combined, then add the vanilla extract.

mixing cupcake ingredients

02. Mix Ingredients

Turn your mixer to low. Add in half of the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.

Add the milk, followed by the rest of the dry ingredients. Stir by hand or beat on low until the ingredients are just combined.

Be careful not to over-mix or your cupcakes will come out dense instead of light and fluffy.

03. Bake Cupcakes and Melt Red Vines Grape Twists

Spoon the cupcake batter into the muffin tin slots, filling each about ¾ full. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the cupcakes to sit for 10 minutes, then transfer them to your counter top or a wire rack to cool.

To make the frosting, combine the Red Vines Grape Licorice Twists and a splash of water in a skillet over low heat.

Cook until the candy is melted, adding more water to prevent it from sticking to the pan, about 10 minutes.

When done, it should be the consistency of jelly.

melting red vines candy

04. Make Frosting

In a large bowl, beat the butter on low until creamy. Add in the melted Red Vines Grape Twists and some of the confectioners sugar and beat until well combined.

Add a tablespoon of milk or cream and the rest of the confectioners sugar and continue to beat. Add enough heavy cream to achieve a smooth, spreadable consistency.

grape buttercream frosting

05. Frost Cupcakes with Grape Buttercream Frosting

Transfer the frosting to a pastry bag and pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Top each with sprinkles.

grape buttercream frosting on vanilla cupcake

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