Sipping on the Sweet and Fizzy Grape Ape Cocktail

Are you in the mood for a delicious and refreshing fruity cocktail? Look no further than the Grape Ape! This one-of-a-kind concoction was first created at the Loon Cafe in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has become a popular drink around the world.

The Grape Ape cocktail is made with equal parts citrus and sour mix, combined with Buddy's Grape . The combination of flavors is sure to tantalize your taste buds! The sour mix gives it a mild tartness, while the grape soda adds a sweet finish that balances out the tangy notes of vodka.

This drink is easy to put together and requires minimal ingredients. Start by pouring equal parts of citrus vodka and sour mix into a tall glass. Then, top it off with Buddy's Grape Soda. To give your Grape Ape an extra kick, add a shot of or before stirring everything together.

If you are looking for something more tropical, you can make an Orangutan instead! This variation uses Buddy's Orange Soda instead of the grape variety and stll packs all the same flavor punch. You can also experiment with other types of soda for an even more unique experience!

The Grape Ape is perfect for any occasion – from summer BBQs to holiday gatherings – and everyone will love it! It's also a great way to enjoy some quality time with friends while enjoying delicious drinks. So next time you're in search of a fruity cocktail, try out this classic – you won't be disappointed!

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What is a Grape Ape?

Grape Ape is a mostly indica strain, bred by Apothecary Genetics and Barney's Farm, which is a cross between Mendocino Purps, Skunk and Afghani. Its name comes from its distinct grape-like aroma, and it is renowned for its calming effects which can help to reduce pain, stress and anxiety. The buds of the Grape Ape plant are large and dense with deep purple hues, covered in orange hairs and sticky resin. Its effects are known to be strong but balanced with a mellow body high; it can also induce feelings of euphoria or creative energy.

What Ingredients Are Used to Make Grape Ape?

Grape Ape is an alcoholic made with vodka, sprite or lemon-lime soda and grape . To make it, mix two ounces of vodka with four ounces of sprite or lemon-lime soda and four ounces of grape juice in a shaker filled with ice. Shake until the mixture is cold and pour into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of lime or grape for an extra fruity flavor.

The Strength of Grape Ape

Grape Ape is a strong strain. With a THC content ranging from 17% to 25%, it produces an initial euphoric buzz that gives way to profound relaxation and full-body stress relief. It's known for its potent effects, and many users report experiencing a couch-lock and deep, medicated sleep after using the strain.

What Does Grape Ape Taste Like?

The Grape Ape strain has a sweet and fruity flavor profile, with dominant grape undertones. Other notes that can be detected include candy and strawberry flavors, making it a truly delicious strain. The aroma is similar to that of freshly picked grapes, while the taste is sweet and slightly tangy on the exhale.


The Grape Ape drink is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that has been popularized by The Loon Cafe in Minneapolis. It is made with equal parts citrus vodka and sour mix, topped with Buddy's Grape Soda. The Loon also makes a variant called the Orangutan, which subs in Buddy's Orange Soda. Whether you're looking for an easy-to-make cocktail to enjoy at home or an exciting new addition to your bar repertoire, the Grape Ape is definitely worth trying out!

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Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.