Citrus Champagne Sparklers
A refreshingly bright and simple champagne cocktail with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 1 bottle champagne chilled
- 1 ¾ cups sugar plus extra for rimming glasses
- 2 ½ cups water
- 3 grapefruit or citrus fruit of choice
Squeeze juice from grapefruit then remove pulp and pith from skins. Add skins and juice to a small saucepan with water and sugar. Heat over medium flame and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Bring to a boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Strain syrup into a heat-safe pitcher or bowl to cool. If making ahead of time, store in the fridge. You can save the grapefruit to use for garnish if you like or add it to another dish.
To prepare the cocktails, run a citrus wedge around the rim of each glass then dip in sugar to garnish. Next, simply add 2 ounces of the syrup to each glass then top up with champagne.
You can use most any kind of citrus for this recipe but I used pink grapefruit. Additionally, this simple syrup makes more than is necessary for the recipe so you'll have some left over. Recipe by Jazzmine of Dash of Jazz