Recipes and Cooking Strawberry and Sage Shrub 4.3 (3) Strawberry syrup is mixed with champagne for this light party drink recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 31, 2005 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 40 mins Stand Time: 60 mins Total Time: 100 mins Servings: 14 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 16 ounce package frozen unsweetened whole strawberries or three 12-ounce packages frozen unsweetened red raspberries, combination of both 1 cup sugar ¾ cup honey ½ cup water 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel ½ cup lemon juice 2 teaspoon whole pink peppercorns (optional) ½ cup fresh sage leaves or 2 tablespoons dried sage, crushed 4 - 6 cup ice cubes 2 750 milliliter bottle champagne or two 1-liter bottles club soda, chilled Fresh sage leaves (optional) Fresh strawberries or raspberries (optional) Directions In a 4-quart Dutch oven combine frozen strawberries, sugar, honey, water, lemon peel, lemon juice, and peppercorns. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until mixture comes to boiling, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in sage. Let mixture stand, uncovered, for 1 hour. For syrup, press strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve; discard solids (you should have 4 to 5 cups sieved syrup). Syrup may be covered and refrigerated up to 3 days. To serve, combine the syrup and ice cubes. Slowly add champagne. Garnish with additional fresh sage leaves and fresh berries. Makes 14 to 16 servings. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 220 Calories 41g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 220 % Daily Value * Sodium 3mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Total Sugars 33g Protein 1g Vitamin C 43.7mg 219% Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 164mg 3% Folate, total 20.2mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.