These delicious Prosecco Grapes are soaked in sparkling wine and vodka then coated in sugar. Prosecco vodka grapes are the perfect appetizer for New Year’s eve and only take 5-minutes to prepare!
Easy Prosecco Vodka Grapes
Prosecco vodka grapes are sweet little boozy treats that are soaked in Prosecco (sparkling wine) and vodka (optional) then rolled in sugar. All you need 5 ingredients for these sweet cocktail grapes! There are so many fun ways to serve up these sparkling bites by serving them chilled (or frozen) in clear glasses, skewering them on top of cocktails or they also make wonderful additions to charcuterie boards.
Vodka grapes are perfect for parties including New Year’s Eve. There is a Spanish tradition called the Twelve Grapes that consists of eating 12 grapes at midnight to welcome the New Year and good luck for the coming 12 months.
What are prosecco grapes?
Prosecco grapes are delicious fruit appetizers soaked in prosecco and then coated in sugar. They can also be made with other types of liquor or non-alcoholic sparkling wine if desired. Chilled sugared grapes are sweet, fruity and refreshing just like our spiced bourbon cherries.
Ingredient You’ll Need
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- Grapes – seedless grapes of any color.
- Prosecco – you can buy any brand of sparkling wine.
- Vodka – (optional) – This is a nice addition to the wine and grapes for added booze, without adding additional flavor. Totally optional.
- Sugar – the grapes are rolled in granulated sugar for a sweet and sparkly coating.
How To Make Prosecco Grapes
These little refreshing bites couldn’t be any easier to make and always such a hit for any gathering!
- Rinse the grapes in a colander and dry.
- Pour Prosecco and vodka over grapes, toss and refrigerate.
- Drain, pat dry and spread on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and toss until coated.
- Refrigerate for one hour and serve. These sugar champagne grapes can also be made in advance (see notes below).
These prosecco vodka grapes can be prepared ahead of time for up to two days in advance if stored properly in the refrigerator. The grapes need at least 8 hours to soak in the alcohol in the refrigerator. I recommend making them the night before you plan on serving.
Tips & Variations
- Alcohol: You can substitute the Prosecco for non-alcoholic Prosecco or any type of sparkling wine or champagne. It’s best to avoid cheap sparkling wine, but you don’t need top-shelf either.
- Chilling: Place the grapes after coating them in the freezer for an hour before serving to make for a yummy frozen treat.
- Grapes: You can use any type of grapes for this recipe. I like to use a combination of seedless green grapes and red grapes, but you can use all of one color if preferred.
- Different Fruit: This process will also work well with other types of fruit like blackberries or raspberries.
- Serving: When using alcoholic wine for this recipe, make sure it’s served to adults and not kids.
Other New Years Appetizer Recipes
- 2 cups green grapes seedless
- 2 cups red grapes seedless
- 2 cups Prosecco sparkling wine
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Remove all grapes from the stem and rinse under water. Using a paper towel, gently pat the grapes dry and place into a large bowl.
- Pour the Prosecco and vodka over the grapes and toss to make sure all the grapes are coated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or at least 8 hours.
- Drain the grapes but do not pat dry and lay out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle sugar over the grapes making sure to coat each grape. You can also roll the grapes around the sugar in the pan to make sure they are well coated.
- Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator for an hour or until time to serve the grapes.