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Ape for the Grape

September 20, 2012

I’ve always loved grapes. They’re not that expensive, they can have the right combination of tart and sweet (I prefer the red ones) and they’re a convenient snack for anytime and anywhere. And if you’re a wine lover, well grapes are right up your alley.

More than ever, nutrition experts have been extolling the virtues of grapes due to their long list of supposed health benefits (and none of them have anything to do with weight loss, which is also a bonus).

If you like grapes and want a new way to enjoy them, then try this recipe, which I got in an email from my local health department, whom I just happen to work for:

Pretty Purple Grape Sparkler

6 tablespoons purple/red grape juice
2 cups cold bubbly water
Ice cubes
8 or 10 red grapes,washed and frozen solid, about 2 hours (optional)

All you do is mix the grape juice and water together and then, if you wish, add frozen grapes in for a more flavorful boost. You can also use white grape juice and white grapes as well.

This would make a great party/shower drink, and for anyone who’s a Baltimore Ravens football fan, a fun beverage to serve during on game days, as the team colors are purple, white and black. It’s kid friendly but could also be punched up with alcohol if you want something a little more adult.  Happy drinking!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. vesta44 permalink
    September 20, 2012 11:35 am

    I have grapes in the refrigerator right now, but no grape juice or bubbly water. Oh well, grapes are good on their own………….

  2. LittleBigGirl permalink
    September 20, 2012 12:21 pm

    I like freezing green grapes and eating them – they are sweeter for some reason and awesome to munch on in the summer.

    • September 20, 2012 5:14 pm

      Me too! One of my favorite snacks, in fact, even in winter 🙂

    • September 20, 2012 9:49 pm

      I am a fan of this as well.

      Additionally, I am a fan of freezing green grapes and using them as “ice cubes” to chill white wine or sparkling wine.

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