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Boozy Grapes combine crisp green grapes soaked in Watermelon White Claw and vodka, then rolled in sugar and frozen for a unique, frosty snack. Quick to prepare with just a few simple steps, this recipe is ideal for adding a fun, refreshing touch to any social gathering.
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Table of Contents
  1. Ingredients For Boozy Grapes
  2. Alcoholic Grapes Substitutions and Additions
  3. How To Make This Boozy Grapes Recipe
  4. Troubleshooting
  5. How To Serve Alcohol Soaked Grapes
  6. When To Serve
  7. How To Store Vodka Grapes
  8. Why These Frozen Boozy Grapes Are The Best
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. More Recipes You’ll Love
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This recipe for Boozy Grapes is our take on the TikTok famous recipe. These easy sugared Boozy Grapes are the perfect way to make a refreshing treat using just a couple of ingredients.

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We freeze our alcohol-infused grapes for a frosty treat that’s perfect for adult parties or a late-night grown-up treat. Here’s how to make them, step-by-step.

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Ingredients For Boozy Grapes

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Make this refreshing party snack that’s a little bit simple, but also sophisticated. This quick concoction turns everyday grapes into a festive, adult-only treat.

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound seedless green grapes, removed from the stem and rinsed clean
  • 12 ounce can (1 ½ cups) Watermelon White Claw
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Alcoholic Grapes Substitutions and Additions

If you’re looking to tweak the Boozy Grapes recipe, here are some creative ideas. Remember, changing ingredients may alter the taste and texture of the grapes, so these substitutions and additions are suggestions to experiment with:

Seedless Green Grapes: Red seedless grapes can be used for a sweeter touch or a mix of both for a fun color contrast. You can even experiment with different fruits, like strawberries, or chunks of watermelon.

Watermelon White Claw: Not a fan of watermelon or can’t find it? Any fruity alcoholic seltzer can work here, like strawberry or lime, to keep the vibrant, summery feel. For a non-alcoholic version, substitute with your favorite flavor of seltzer water.

Vodka: Try a flavored vodka like watermelon, strawberry, or vanilla. For a non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka and add extra seltzer or a few drops of watermelon extract to enhance the fruit flavor without the booze.

Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice: Fresh lemon juice can be used as a substitute. Orange juice will give a milder citrus flavor and pair nicely with the watermelon. We don’t recommend using bottled lime juice for this recipe.

Prosecco – Instead of vodka or White Claw, use prosecco to make sugared prosecco grapes instead. You can also make champagne grapes if you prefer.

Each suggestion is designed to offer flexibility while maintaining the fun and festive nature of the original recipe, making it accessible to a wider audience and adaptable to various preferences.

How To Make This Boozy Grapes Recipe

While your grapes need time to be infused with the alcohol, this recipe takes almost no time to make. We suggest you begin preparing the Boozy Grapes the evening before you intend to serve them. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

STEP ONE: Gather all your ingredients and select a medium container with a lid that will comfortably hold all the grapes and allow enough space for them to be fully submerged in the liquid. Make sure your grapes are thoroughly washed, and any stems are removed to ensure they soak up the flavors evenly.

PRO TIP: Choose grapes that are firm and plump for the best texture after freezing. Avoid overripe grapes, as they may become too mushy after being soaked in liquid.

STEP TWO: In your container, combine the seedless green grapes, Watermelon White Claw, vodka, and fresh squeezed lime juice. Stir gently to ensure the grapes are evenly coated in the flavorful mixture.

seedless green grapes, Watermelon White Claw, vodka, and fresh squeezed lime juice combined in a container

STEP THREE: Seal the container with its lid and refrigerate the grape mixture for at least 8-12 hours, or up to 24 hours for a deeper infusion. (The longer the grapes marinate, the more pronounced the flavors will be.)

PRO TIP: To maximize flavor, occasionally shake the container gently to redistribute the liquids and ensure all grapes are marinated evenly.

STEP FOUR: After chilling, prepare a rimmed sheet tray lined with parchment paper 

STEP FIVE: Place the sugar in a shallow bowl.

STEP SIX: Transfer the soaked grapes to a strainer to drain off excess liquid. Let them sit for a few minutes to ensure most of the liquid has dripped away, which will help the sugar adhere better.

PRO TIP: Gently pat the grapes dry with clean paper towels to remove any surface moisture that could cause the sugar to clump.

soaked grapes strained in a strainer

STEP SEVEN: Roll 6-8 grapes in granulated sugar until they are fully coated. Lift them out of the bowl with a slotted spoon and let the excess sugar drop back into the bowl. Set the sugared grapes on the lined baking tray. Repeat with the remaining grapes.

PRO TIP: Make sure the grapes are not touching each other on the tray to prevent them from freezing together.

grapes rolled into a bowl of sugar

STEP EIGHT: Place the pan of sugar coated watermelon White Claw grapes into the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or until the grapes freeze completely.

sugar coated watermelon White Claw grapes placed on a pan

STEP NINE: Once frozen, the Boozy Grapes are ready to be served immediately. 

PRO TIP: If you’re not serving them right away, transfer the frozen grapes to a freezer-safe container with a lid. They can be stored in the freezer and enjoyed for up to 2 months.

PRO TIP: When serving at a party, keep the Boozy Grapes in a chilled bowl to maintain their frosty texture longer.

Troubleshooting

Here are some common issues and solutions for making your Boozy Grapes:

The grapes aren’t absorbing the flavor well.

Be sure you’re using fresh grapes, and that the grapes are fully submerged in the liquid mixture. 

The sugar is clumping rather than coating the grapes evenly.

Dry the grapes thoroughly after soaking and before rolling them in sugar to prevent clumping.

Grapes are freezing together into clumps in the freezer.

Arrange the grapes in a single layer with space between them on the tray before freezing to keep them separate.

The flavor of vodka is too overpowering.

Reduce the amount of vodka slightly or substitute it with a flavored vodka that complements the Watermelon White Claw.

How To Serve Alcohol Soaked Grapes

Now that you’ve mastered making Boozy Grapes, let’s explore some fun ways to serve them.

As a friendly reminder, we recommend you label these grapes ‘For Adults Only’ and keep them out of reach of children, as they are an alcoholic treat!

As a Chilled Party Snack: Serve Boozy Grapes as a novel, refreshing snack at your next gathering. They’re perfect on a platter with toothpicks for easy picking.

With Cheese and Wine: Pair Boozy Grapes with a selection of cheeses, such as creamy brie or sharp cheddar, and a crisp white wine or rosé. 

In a Fruit Salad: Incorporate the White Claw Grapes into a summer fruit salad for an adult twist. The grapes will add an unexpected boozy surprise to the sweet and tangy flavors of the salad.

As a Dessert Garnish: Use Boozy Grapes to garnish desserts like ice cream or sorbet. Their sweet, tangy flavor and crunchy sugar coating add texture and a hint of sophistication to simple dessert dishes.

Cocktail Enhancement: One of our favorite ways to use Boozy Grapes is in cocktails. Float a few grapes in a lemoncello spritz or include them in sangria Jello shots.

When To Serve

Boozy Grapes are a delcious way to enhance plenty of gatherings.

Whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbecue or a sophisticated bridal shower, these grapes add a playful touch. They’re a nice addition at a sunny outdoor picnic, as they’re fun and refreshing between bites of sandwiches and salads.

During cocktail hours, serve your grapes alongside small appetizers like cucumber bites, hanky panky, or pinwheel sandwiches. On New Year’s Eve, Boozy Grapes become a novel treat that guests can pop into their mouths at midnight.

How To Store Vodka Grapes

This frozen vodka grapes recipe is so fun and simple to make. You can make these ahead, just make sure you follow the steps below so they stay fresh.

MAKE AHEAD: Boozy Grapes can be prepared ahead of time, making them a convenient option for busy holidays and events. Follow the recipe to soak and freeze the grapes. Once frozen, transfer them to a jar or container with a tight fitting lid, and keep them in the freezer until needed.

IN THE FRIDGE: If you have leftovers or prefer to chill the grapes for less time, they can be stored in the refrigerator. Keep them in an airtight container, and they will last for up to 24 hours. After this, the grapes may start to lose their firm texture and vibrant flavor, so it’s best to enjoy them within this time frame.

IN THE FREEZER: For longer storage, your grapes are best kept in the freezer. Place the sugar-coated grapes in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze, and then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be stored like this for up to 2 months.

Why These Frozen Boozy Grapes Are The Best

Boozy Grapes are more than just a fun name—they’re a guaranteed hit for any occasion that calls for a little festive flair!

Here’s why we love them:

Ease of Preparation: These grapes are so easy to prepare! A few ingredients and a couple minutes of time, and all you need to do is wait! No need to spend hours in the kitchen.

Perfect Party Treat: Boozy Grapes are an excellent choice for parties. They’re a unique alternative to typical finger foods and are always a topic of conversation.

Adult-Friendly Refreshment: In a sea of traditional beverages and typical adult snacks, Boozy Grapes stand out and make everything more special.

Make-Ahead Convenience: Boozy Grapes can be made in advance and kept frozen until needed, so they’re really convenient, especially around the holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I double this recipe?

Yes! This recipe is easy to double. Just use 2 containers, or one large jar.

Do I need to freeze the grapes?

Nope! We like the texture of the frozen grapes, but you can coat them in sugar and eat them as-is if you prefer.

Is it necessary to roll the grapes in sugar?

Rolling the grapes in sugar not only adds sweetness but also contributes to the frosty texture once frozen. You can skip this step if you prefer, but it enhances the overall experience.

What’s the best way to serve Boozy Grapes at a party?

Serve them in a bowl with toothpicks, or use them as edible garnishes for cocktails for a fun and festive touch. 

Are there any specific types of grapes that work best for this recipe?

Seedless green grapes are recommended due to their firm texture and mild flavor, but red seedless grapes can also be used for a sweeter result.

How long do Boozy Grapes last in the freezer?

When stored properly in an airtight container, Boozy Grapes can last up to two months in the freezer.

Can I make this recipe non-alcoholic?

Absolutely! Substitute the alcoholic components with a non-alcoholic seltzer or fruit juice to enjoy a similar taste without the alcohol.

What other types of alcohol can I use instead of vodka?

You can experiment with other spirits like rum or tequila for different flavor profiles. Flavored alcohols can also add an interesting twist.

Can I use frozen grapes for this recipe?

It’s best to use fresh grapes as they absorb the alcohol and flavors more effectively. Frozen grapes might not take up the liquid as well, resulting in less flavorful Boozy Grapes.

Boozy Grapes offer a playful and easy way to enjoy a chilled treat that doubles as a grown-up alcoholic snack. They’re perfect for any gathering and provide a unique and refreshing treat that’s sure to be a hit with your guests.

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Boozy Grapes combine crisp green grapes soaked in Watermelon White Claw and vodka, then rolled in sugar and frozen for a unique, frosty snack. Quick to prepare with just a few simple steps, this recipe is ideal for adding a fun, refreshing touch to any social gathering.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 14 hours 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound seedless green grapes, removed from the stem and rinsed clean
  • 12 ounces Watermelon White Claw (1 ½ cups)
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • To a medium container (that has a lid) add the seedless green grapes, watermelon White Claw, vodka and fresh lime juice. Make sure that all your grapes are covered in the watermelon White Claw mixture. Cover with the lid and refrigerate for a minimum of 8-12 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Line a medium rimmed baking sheet tray with a piece of parchment paper.
  • To a shallow bowl add the granulated sugar. Set aside.
  • Transfer the soaked green grapes to a strainer and allow as much of the watermelon White Claw liquids to drain off of the grapes as possible.
  • Roll 6-8 grapes in the granulated sugar until fully coated. Using a large slotted spoon, lift the sugar coated grapes, allowing all the excess sugar to drop back into the bowl, and transfer them to the prepared sheet pan. Repeat until all the grapes have been fully coated in sugar. Be sure that your grapes are in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • Place the pan of sugar coated watermelon White Claw grapes into the freezer for a minimum of 2 hours or until the grapes freeze completely.
  • Remove the frozen watermelon White Claw grapes from the sheet pan and serve immediately.
  • Choose grapes that are firm and plump for the best texture after freezing. Avoid overripe grapes, as they may become too mushy after being soaked in liquid.

Notes

  • To maximize flavor, occasionally shake the container gently to redistribute the liquids and ensure all grapes are marinated evenly.
  • Gently pat the grapes dry with clean paper towels to remove any surface moisture that could cause the sugar to clump.
  • Make sure the grapes are not touching each other on the tray to prevent them from freezing together.
  • If you’re not serving them right away, transfer the frozen grapes to a freezer-safe container with a lid. They can be stored in the freezer and enjoyed for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 842kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 447mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 85g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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