It’s just not Passover without something marinated or coated in red wine. Instead of the conventional meat or chicken with red wine sauce (which I love, don’t get me wrong), I decided it might be nice to use wine in a unique, light, and more youthful way this year.
So (after lots, and lots of brainstorming), I came up with these Frozen Red Wine Marinated Grapes!!
Frozen grapes are a delicious treat on their own, but the wine adds a subtle rich flavor, and the sugar coating makes them look extra special-perfect for wowing your guests.
And of course, bonus? They’re incredibly easy to make. And they’re also easy to make ahead and keep in the freezer, if you’d like to have an awesome treat ready to pull out in a pinch for a party (or seder).
They also make the perfect “ice cubes” to keep your wine chilled! (If your glass of wine is sitting through a long seder perhaps 😉 )
You can also feel free to use white wine! I love using green grapes with Bartenura Moscato.
And don’t be afraid to switch the recipe up a bit. You can add orange zest, lemon zest or even rosemary to the marinade!
These Frozen Red Wine Marinated Grapes are so good guys. You’ve gotta try ’em. 🙂
- 3 cups red grapes, removed from stem
- 1 cup red wine
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest, optional
- 6-7 tablespoons granulated sugar
- In a large container, mix the grapes, red wine and zest (if using). Place in the refrigerator and allow them to marinate overnight.
- Drain the grapes well, discard the zest, and coat in the sugar. Place them in the freezer for 2 hours, or until completely frozen.
- If using zest, you can sprinkle more on top of the grapes just before serving.