I know this post will seem like a repeat of Wednesday’s post or even the one from the sparkling Concord grape juice from the Please Don’t Heat Up the Kitchen New Recipe Challenge.
It is different, however. This one could be called Kiddie Champagne or Temperance Champagne. It could even work as a great mocktail starter (Virgin Peach Bellini anyone? Or a Temperance Mimosa?).
The crystalline results:
This, just as with the sparkling cider, makes a great toasting sip–for New Year’s Eve, Christmas Eve, or anything celebratory. My cousin recently renewed her vows, and Muffin, my parents, and I were privileged to be present for the ceremony and the reception. Muffin especially enjoyed the reception–particularly the “sweet beans” (baked beans) and the toasting sipper. He drank several plastic champagne glasses’ worth of Welch’s sparkling white grape juice. Guzzled may be a better term, in fact. I am including this recipe with him in mind.
(Sparkling White Grape Juice)
1 can (12 ounces) white grape juice concentrate
36 ounces (3 12-ounce cans) sparkling water (by any name: carbonated water, sparkling water, seltzer, club soda)
Carefully combine juice concentrate with sparkling water in a half-gallon pitcher. Stir gently so as to keep the soda from going flat. Serve in a pretty glass. Note: You can substitute the kiddie champagne for its alcoholic cousin in cocktails to make them “mocktails.”
And…the lovely printable for the binder:
How do you plan to use this recipe?