Sure, the lemon/maple/cayenne combo may evoke the Master Cleanse detox, but they just taste great together, especially in a glass of bubbles.
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (750 milliliter) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine, such as cava, Champagne or prosecco
- Step 1
Combine maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake or stir well to incorporate. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. (This will decrease the potency of the cayenne aroma when sipping the drink.)
To prepare cocktail: Add 1 teaspoon of the spiced maple syrup to each of 6 Champagne flutes. Slowly top with sparkling wine, pouring at an angle to reduce foam. (Refrigerate the remaining syrup for up to 2 weeks.)
To make ahead: Refrigerate spiced maple syrup (Step 1) for up to 2 weeks.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup Per Serving: 104 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 4.2g; sugars 2.1g; vitamin a iu 4.1IU; vitamin c 1mg; folate 0.5mcg; calcium 3.6mg; magnesium 0.9mg; potassium 9.9mg; sodium 0.4mg; added sugar 2g. Exchanges:
1 alcohol equivalent