Who says you need alcohol to have a good time? Next time you’re entertaining, consider this vanilla grape mocktail. It may be free of booze, but with two of America’s favorite flavors blended together, this drink is all the party you need.
This recipe is courtesy of Sparkling Ice.
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water.
Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan and throw in the pod.
Heat the mixture over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
Reduce the heat to low and let simmer, about 10–15 minutes.
Remove from the heat, discard the vanilla bean pod and stir in the vanilla extract.
Store in the refrigerator.
Fill a Collins glass with ice.
Pour lemon juice and vanilla syrup over ice, then stir.