With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, plus some chilling in the fridge, these Sugared Prosecco Grapes are that perfect little boozy and festive bite for your next get-together.
While you’re at the store, buy extra grapes and make Grape Salad, which is an easy creamy fruit salad, perfect for spring and summer that is loved by everyone!
Easy Sugared Prosecco Grapes
I’ve been serving these Prosecco grapes at parties for years and they’re always a hit! If you’re throwing any type of get-together where you’re in need of some finger food or hors d’oeuvres, add these grapes to the list. Wine lovers will gobble them up and beg you for the recipe. You’ll love them because they’re so easy to make. Perfect for holidays, parties, Sunday brunch, and anytime you’re celebrating with friends and family.
You only need 4 ingredients to make these.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)
- Grapes – Firm, seedless grapes. I like to use a combination of green and red because the contrasting colors are so pretty.
- Prosecco – Buy a brand that you enjoy drinking. (See notes below.)
- Vodka (optional) – This enhances the flavor of the wine and grapes, without actually adding additional flavor. I always use a little bit, but you can omit this, if preferred.
- Sugar – The grapes are rolled in a bit of sugar for a sweet, wonderful exterior.
What is Prosecco?
Prosecco is a sparkling wine from Italy, typically made by fermenting the wine in a tank and then bottling it afterwards. It’s dry, but also slightly sweet. Since Prosecco wine is made from Prosecco (glera) grapes, it only makes sense that it would pair well with whole grapes as delicious hors d’oeuvres.
You do want to avoid super cheap sparkling wine, but you don’t need top-shelf either. We really enjoy La Marca Prosecco which is crisp, clean, and well-balanced. A bottle usually runs around $15.
How to Make Prosecco Vodka Grapes
These little gems could not be easier to make. You simply wash and dry the grapes, place them in a shallow dish, cover them with the sparkling wine and vodka (if using) and soak over night. The grapes will absorb the Prosecco flavor. In the morning, drain and roll them in sugar. They are awesome! To make this recipe, scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.
Tips and Variations
- Choose the best grapes. Since this is one of our star ingredients, let’s make sure they’re the best possible. Grapes should be firm, plump, and tightly attached to the stems. Avoid grapes that are wet, shriveled, or moldy.
- Wash the grapes. Gently pull each grape from the stem and give them a good rinse under running water.
- Chill and soak for several hours. For ideal flavor and results, allow the grapes to soak in the wine in the fridge for at least 8 hours.
- Keep the liquid. Drain the grapes, but hang onto the leftover liquid. It can be used for drinks!
- Don’t skip the sugar. The thin coating of sugar is a key component to this recipe, which gives balance to the wine.
- Use a different fruit. This process works well with raspberries and blackberries, too.
- Make them without alcohol. If you’re not 21 years old yet, or simply don’t drink alcohol, you can still enjoy these by swapping out the sparkling wine with ginger ale, 7up, or sparkling apple cider. Still delish!
Sugared Prosecco Grapes can be served right away, but they are best after chilling for a couple hours before eating. They’re very refreshing. It’s fun to serve them in a champagne coup glass or bowl, and also threaded on party skewers.
- To store. You can store the chilled sugared grapes in the fridge before (and after) serving for up to 48 hours (for a total of up to 4 days in the refrigerator.)
- To freeze. You can also freeze the sugared grapes and enjoy them frozen. Transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or container for up to a month. Eat them straight from the freezer or leave them out up to 24 hours.
More Boozy Drinks:
- Pineapple Mimosas
- Dirty Shirley Jello Shots
- Sugar Cookie Martini
- Brandy Alexander Milkshake
- Jack Frost Cocktail
Sugared Prosecco Grapes
- 2 cups firm, seedless green grapes
- 2 cups firm, seedless red grapes
- 2 cups Prosecco sparkling wine (or champagne)
- 1/4 cup vodka
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Gently pull each grape from the stem and transfer to a colander; rinse under running water.
- Transfer grapes to a shallow dish and pour the Prosecco and vodka over them, making sure the grapes are covered in the liquid.
- Cover the bowl and place in the fridge for at least 8 hours (preferably overnight.)
- Pour the sugar in a shallow bowl.
- Drain the grapes, but don’t let them dry completely. Place a handful at a time in the sugar and roll/toss to fully coat them.
- You can serve these right away, but they're best when they've chilled for a couple hours before eating. It's fun to serve them in a champagne coup glass or bowl, and also threaded on party skewers.