Spiked Grapes

Spiked Grapes by

Michael McMurtrey


Serves: 8-12


  • 2½ cups green grapes
  • 2½ cups red grapes
  • 2½ cups purple grapes
  • 3 bottles of colored sanding sugar
  • 1 bottle Prosecco


  1. Place each color of grapes into a separate sealable bag.
  2. Pour 1⁄3 of the bottle of Prosecco into each bag. Let marinate in the refrigerator overnight, at least 8 hours.
  3. Drain off the Prosecco from each bag (save for future cocktails).
  4. Pour one container of the sanding sugar into a bowl or baking dish.
  5. Place one color of grapes over the colored sugar and shake gently to completely cover them in sugar.
  6. Repeat for each color.
  7. Place grapes in a bowl or on skewers and serve.

You may also add a shot of vodka or tequila to each bag of marinating grapes for a very special treat. And, if you like, you can freeze the grapes after they’ve been sugared for a frozen treat on a hot day.