Strawberry Jalapeño Champagne Soup

cuisine American
difficulty Simple
season Summer
serves 8


2 pounds local strawberries, hulled and halved 1 small lime, zested 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 2 teaspoons jalapeño, finely minced 1 tablespoon mild flavored honey such as clover or acacia (add more to balance taste as needed) 1 teaspoon rose water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 cup champagne


  1. Place the strawberries in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and pulse to a coarse purée.
  2. Add the lime juice, orange juice, honey, and jalapeño. Stir with a wooden spoon to incorporate.
  3. Taste, adding more honey and jalapeño, for desired sweet & spicy balance.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the champagne. Divide among small bowls or shot glasses, and serve immediately.