These wine-soaked grapes, or “winey grapes,” as we nicknamed them (probably after having a few) combine fruit, wine, and sugar for a fun snack or dessert to help keep the adults cool on a hot summer’s day.
These are super easy to make, but you do have to plan ahead so they can freeze through. I’m on vacation this week, so it seemed like the perfect time to make this fun snack!
I used Pinot Grigio and seedless green grapes, but you can easily substitute other types of seedless grapes and wine. I don’t recommend very sweet wines since we’re also adding sugar, but if you’re looking for more of a dessert you might try something like black grapes and Moscato.
- 5 cups of green grapes, de-stemmed
- 1 bottle of Pinot Grigio
- 1/2 cup sugar
- a large tub or pan for soaking the grapes
- Remove the grapes from the stems and rinse them, then dry in a large colander.
- Spread the grapes out in a large container or bowl, and pour the wine over the grapes until they are completely covered. Set aside and let soak for at least two hours, covered. The longer you soak them, the more potent they’ll be.
- Drain the wine from the grapes (if you choose to then drink said wine, that’s totally up to you. No judgment. #summertimefun)
- Spread the grapes out in a single layer, and sprinkle with sugar. Shake or roll to coat.
- Transfer the grapes to a freezer-safe container with a lid, and freeze overnight or until completely frozen through. Serve cold and enjoy!
I’m not much of a drinker, but let me tell you, these are delicious! The taste of the wine definitely comes through, so make sure to pick a wine you like. They’re definitely a crowd-pleaser for parties, or just lounging by the water (where I’ll be enjoying them for sure! #vacationweek).
Have a great week, RWC!