Strawberry Champagne Muddle
With a little slice of lemon, this refreshing sparkler is bound to be a new hit at brunch. Inspired by Bon Appetit. Makes 3 to 4.
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries hulled and stems removed
- At least 6 Tbsp ginger ale
- 3 to 4 thin lemon slices
- Ice cubes
- 1 187 ml bottle chilled champagne or sparkling wine
Divide strawberries among three or four juice glasses (about 6 to 8 oz.) Add about 1 1/2 tablespoons ginger ale to each glass and then mash with a muddler (the handle of a wooden spoon or the like works in a pinch). Add lemon slice to each and mash slightly to release flavor. Add several ice cubes to each glass, then fill with champagne.