Brown Sugar Bourbon Sparkler

Brown Sugar Bourbon SparklerRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

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Nutritional Information

Calories 138
Fat 0.0 g
Sodium 4 mg


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


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.