Ah, the sweet taste of a new year, filled with endless possibilities and optimism. You don’t need a new year for a fresh start, but there’s something about the change of date that seems to awaken and inspire. It was a year of transition, challenges and personal reflection that reminded me who I am. 2016 gave me courage I didn’t know I had and reminded me that at times, I’m still a little girl trying to find her way.
So, I’m ringing in the new year with something sweet – sugared champagne grapes. They’re a sweet surprise, which is what I’m hoping 2017 will be. You can see just how easy they are to make by watching the video in this post!
You may remember my wine marinated grapes, well, I did a little testing and it works deliciously well with champagne, too! They’re the perfect treat to celebrate New Year’s Eve, an afternoon at the pool, and at showers. You can serve them frozen or chilled, either way, you have to try them and let me know what you think.
I have to say, I enjoy these sugared champagne grapes even more than I do champagne itself! If you prefer, you can substitute champagne for Prosecco. Not sure which to choose? You can learn the difference between the two here.
These sugared champagne greats are as delicious as they are beautiful! Now you can have your champagne and eat it, too!
How to Make Sugared Champagne Grapes (keep scrolling for the full printable recipe!)
- Wash grapes thoroughly.
- Place grapes in a freezer friendly bowl and cover with champagne.
- Allow to marinate refrigerated for 12+ hours.
- Drain grapes.
- Toss in sugar.
- Freeze 2+ hours.
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Sugared Champagne Grapes
Ring in the year with sweet, sparkling Sugar Champagne Grapes - a poppable appetizer or dessert that will have everyone raving!
- 3 c green grapes removed from stems
- 1 c champagne
- 3 Tbsp sugar
Place grapes in a bowl and cover with champagne. Allow to marinate refrigerated for 12+ hours.
Drain grapes, toss in sugar and freeze 2 hours.
You can substitute champagne with moscato or prosecco if you prefer
Cheers to a bright and beautiful New Year. I hope it’s filled with joy and these poppable champagne grapes!