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Brown Sugar Bourbon Sparkler

Photo: Johnny Autry, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield Serves 4


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chilled fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces bourbon
  • 3/4 cup chilled dry sparkling wine
  • 8 to 12 dashes bitters

Nutrition Information

  • calories 138
  • fat 0.0 g
  • sodium 4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine water and dark brown sugar in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH 2 minutes, ­stirring until sugar dissolves. Cool, then chill. Stir chilled fresh lemon juice and bourbon into chilled sugar syrup mixture. Divide mixture evenly among 4 glasses, and top each serving with about 3 tablespoons chilled dry sparkling wine and 2 to 3 dashes bitters. Serve ­immediately.