How to Make Champagne Grapes for New Year’s Eve
As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to start thinking about celebrating New Year’s Eve in style! Whether you are hosting a big party or just gathering with close friends and family for a more intimate evening, why not go the extra mile and make your night even more special with these easy-to-make champagne grapes?
These delectable treats are sure to put a sparkle in everyone’s eyes as they clink their glasses together shortly before midnight. Not only do they look beautiful served on plates or platters, but also incredibly tasty – perfect for snacking throughout your New Year’s Eve soiree. Read on to find out exactly how you can whip up these delicious ingredients yourself at home!
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Zippered bag (optional)
Ingredients for Making Champagne Grapes
• 3 cups green grapes, stems removed (cotton candy grapes are another good choice for extra sweetness!)
• 1 cup of champagne of your choice (Prosecco is great, too!)
• 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
How to Make Champagne Grapes
Prep: 5 minutes, 2-4 hours chill time
Yields: 6 servings
1. Place grapes and champagne into a bowl to cover the grapes. Soak the grapes for at least 12 hours.
2. Drain grapes. Place sugar in a bowl or bag and toss grapes with the grapes to fully cover the grapes.
3. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for two hours.
4. Serve on a plate for an easy New Year’s Eve treat or in a fun champagne glass!
Tips for Making Champagne Grapes
• These grapes are best served frozen.
• In an airtight container, you can store the grapes at room temperature for 24 hours, in the fridge for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to a month.
There is so much anticipation and enthusiasm that comes with ringing in the new year, and nothing brings that to life more than indulging in some festive treats.
There’s something special about following traditions that make us feel connected to our family, friends, and even years past. This New Year’s Eve, add some extra sparkle and joy to your festivities with this simple yet delicious recipe for Champagne Grapes! These juicy little bites of sweetness paired with champagne are sure to delight all your guests—and you too!
How to Open Champagne
Would you like to learn how to open a champagne bottle? The most important thing is to be careful and not do anything that might lead to spills or broken glass.
Opening champagne should be done properly! It’s all in the technique. Make sure to find a surface or area that is not filled with clutter or obstacles before attempting to open the champagne bottle.
Always hold champagne bottles away from you and anyone else present, as flawed champagne bottles have been known to explode unexpectedly.
If a champagne bottle is warm, wrap a kitchen towel around it first to keep it cool while you work.
Start off by removing the foil wrapper followed by the wire cage.
Loosen the wire cage that holds the cork in place.
Hold down the cork with your thumb. Make sure you’re applying gentle pressure and then twist the bottle with your other hand slowly at a 45-degree angle until the cork starts to move; pop!
As the cork rockets off, point it away from your face and any bystanders – believe me, champagne corks will fly far!
Serve that special bubbly with style and enjoy responsibly!
How to Make Champagne Grapes
- Medium bowl
- Zippered bag (optional)
- Airtight container
- 3 cups green grapes stems removed
- 1 cup champagne
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- Place grapes and champagne into a bowl to cover the grapes. Soak the grapes for at least 12 hours.
- Drain grapes. Place sugar in a bowl or bag and toss grapes with the grapes to fully cover the grapes.
- Transfer to an airtight container and freeze for two hours.