Brown Sugar Bourbon Sparkler

Photo: Johnny Autry, Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 138
  • Fat: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 4mg


  • 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


  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.
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