Lucky R Champagne Sparkler: Saskatoon’s take on the Mimosa

With Saskatoon Berries and Noble’s Bourbon Infused Canadian Maple syrup, the Lucky R Champagne Sparkler is the perfect compliment to your Sunday brunch.

Inspiration: “No good story ever started with someone eating a salad.” A favorite quote of mine, and the reason you’re reading this instead of my recipe for Brunch Salad with Cinnamon Bun Croutons and Maple Vinaigrette.

Named After: One of my best friends as a kid was our beautiful American Saddle-bred, Lucky R Champagne Sparkle, a.k.a. Sparky. He was a happy-go-lucky ex-show horse who loved eating almost as much as I love champers. The way I feel after a couple of these cocktails reminds me of his bubbly personality, plus, his name features the word Champagne, so how could I resist?

Perfect Pairings:

Have with: Any brunch worth its salted hash browns must be accompanied by at least one glass of bubbly.

Listen to: The soulful sounds of Sam Cooke or Billie Holiday will set a relaxing tone for a weekend brunch.

Wear: The Bridget Dress—an edgy twist on the classic lace tunic. Or if you’re in more of a breakfast in bed mood, try it with the Ina Lace Underwear Set.


Lucky R Champagne Sparkler with Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup

In a Champagne flute pour:

1 ounce (2 tbsp) chilled Saskatoon berry syrup (recipe below)
3 1/2 ounces (7 tbsp) chilled dry Champagne or Ginger Ale
splash (approximately 1 tsp) Noble’s Bourbon Infused Canadian Maple syrup
Gently stir and garnish with frozen Saskatoon Berries

Saskatoon Berry Syrup:

2 cups Saskatoon berries
2 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup water
Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until mixture thickens and reduces. Pour mixture through fine sieve into a jar and then refrigerate.



Noble’s Bourbon Infused Canadian Maple syrup
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The Bridget Dress
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Ina Lace Underwear Set
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