Champagne Grapes

Champagne Grapes

Makes 6 cups


  • 2 lb red seedless grapes
  • 3 cups dry Champagne or sparkling wine at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tbsp superfine sugar


  1. Cut grapes into small clusters of 2 to 4 grapes each. Pour Champagne into a plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Add granulated sugar and zest; stir gently until sugar dissolves. Add grapes, cover and chill 8 hours. Pour off marinade. Dry grapes on a paper towel; sprinkle with superfine sugar and zest.
  2. Each low-cal helping serves up heart-friendly flavonoids (found in the skin).