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


  1. 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.

  2. Over a clean pot, remove strawberries from syrup by straining.  Discard cooked strawberries.

  3. Add brown sugar into warm syrup and whisk until fully dissolved.

  4. Pour sparkling wine into champagne flutes, approximately three-quarters full.  Add 2-3 tablespoons of simple syrup into champagne; adjust to taste. Stir.

  5. Garnish flutes with fresh strawberries.