Strawberry Spritzer with Strawberry Brown-Sugar Simple Syrup - As Seen on Essence Eats
1 cup of chopped strawberries
1 ½ cup of water
½ cup of brown sugar
1 bottle of sparkling wine or champagne, chilled
Fresh strawberries for garnish
Place chopped strawberries in a small saucepan. Add water to pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low and simmer uncovered for 15-20 minutes, until liquid is red and strawberries have lost their color.
Over a clean pot, remove strawberries from syrup by straining. Discard cooked strawberries.
Add brown sugar into warm syrup and whisk until fully dissolved.
Pour sparkling wine into champagne flutes, approximately three-quarters full. Add 2-3 tablespoons of simple syrup into champagne; adjust to taste. Stir.
Garnish flutes with fresh strawberries.