In this simple sparkling-wine cocktail, lemon juice and simple syrup make a tart-and-sweet bubbly drink. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014

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Simple Syrup


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare simple syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Let cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

  • To prepare an individual cocktail: Combine 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup and lemon juice in a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the Simple Syrup (Step 1) for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; 1 mg sodium. 16 mg potassium; 11.1 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 0.4 g protein; 1 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 1 mg calcium; 1 mg magnesium; 8 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
Very festive! It tastes like a light French75! Pros: presentation Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great if you get the lemon juice right Made a few of these for a holiday party - everyone loved them. It is easy to overdo it with the lemon juice and sugar syrup though - be sure to stick with the amounts specified. Pros: Light and easy to make Read More