Celebrate with Champagne Grapes! Light, refreshing, poppable grapes are soaked in champagne and rolled in sugar for a delightfully bubbly bite!

I developed this original recipe in 2016 to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Since, it’s become an internet sensation, duplicated by major mags and bloggers. It’s no wonder why! They’re delicious bite-sized treats, perfect for parties, picnics, patios, poolside and so much more!

white bowl of green champagne grapes
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Champagne Grapes

Champagne Grapes are soaked in champagne, rolled in sugar and frozen for a tantalizing treat! They are light in calories and can be enjoyed any time, any day. Looking for something sweeter? Prosecco is incredible, too!

They’re a delicious twist on my Wine Marinated Grapes that readers originally fell in love with. We’re popping grapes as fast as we can pop corks! Now you can have your champagne and eat it, too!

bowl of grapes covered in champagne

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Grapes – Champagne grapes are adorable, but a little more challenging to work with. Green seedless are the best, maintaining beautiful color, but you can use red, too. Grapes that are ripe, firm, yet have a little give when gently squeezed are best to soak up champagne as their skins are weaker and allow it to seep in.
  • Granulated Sugar – White granulated sugar works best because that texture is fine enough for small bites, but not too fine that it absorbs.
  • Champagne – Select your favorite champagne or rosé champagne. I recommend favorites in the $15-20 price range for delightful flavor.

Prosecco Grapes

I make these both ways – for a little something sweeter, soak in Prosecco. They’re a welcome treat at any brunch and a beautiful addition on a Mimosa Bar to snack on or sweeten a drink, keeping it chilled.


Make them Sweeter – On the sweeter side, use Prosecco, or sparkling Moscato in lieu of champagne.

Alcohol Free – To make these grapes alcohol free, use sparkling white grape juice (for yellow grapes), sparkling apple juice, sparkling apple cider, 7-up, Sprite or Starry.

Choose Any Fruit – Rinse and repeat this Champagne Grape recipe with your favorite fruits! Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries are great alternatives.

Serve Frozen or Chilled – Your pick!

How to Store

  • Refrigerator – Store your refrigerated grapes before (and after) serving up to 48 hours in an airtight container for a total of 4 days.
  • Freezer – Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 1 month.
closeup of a grape covered in sugar

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Champagne Grapes

Get the party started sparkling champagne grapes you'll want to pop faster than corks! It's the perfect New Year's Eve treat, party, patio, poolside, or picnic snack that doubles as dessert!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Marinate and Chill Time: 14 hours
Total: 12 hours 2 minutes
Servings: 6
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  • 3 cups grapes rinsed with stems removed
  • 1 cup champagne
  • 3 tablespoons white granulated sugar


  • Place grapes in a medium sized bowl. Pour over with champagne over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight or 12 hours.
    3 cups grapes, 1 cup champagne
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  • Remove from refrigerator and using a strainer, drain grapes.
  • Add sugar to a small bowl. Working with one handful at a time, toss in sugar to coat. A powdered sugar spoon is not required, but makes this process less messy. Jiggle to remove excess and transfer to a bowl, platter or baking sheet. Repeat.
    3 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • Freeze 2 hours, refrigerate or serve at room temperature.

Julie’s Tips

Select grapes that are firm, but have a little give when squeezed so they soak up for champagne.
Do not pat grapes dry, the moisture helps sugar adhere.
To make the sugar process easy, use a powdered sugar spoon or small strainer to gently  shake grapes and remove excess sugar off over the sink for a picture perfect coat.
If sugar becomes clumpy, remove clumps or replace.


Substitute champagne with Prosecco, sparkling Moscato or your favorite sparkling wine.
Substitute champagne with any sparkling sip! Sparkling grape juice, apple juice, apple cider, 7-up, Sprite or Starry.
These are best served frozen or chilled, but can be served at room temperature.
Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries are great alternatives to grapes.

Storage Tips

Refrigerated – Store grapes in an airtight container for a total of 4 days.
Freeze – Store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 1 month.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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  1. I have done this and there great! I washed put in a large ziplock bag overnight. With a healthier amount(more than a cup) right before putting them on the table drained,sprinkled with table sugar and served. I did not freeze,but I will try your way sounds good! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This certainly looks interesting…I like champagne and grapes so I have to try this!! I’ve only been following you for a couple of months but I look forward to an entire year of your posts. Happy New Year!!!