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Recipe: Strawberry Champagne Jam – Spiked! Recipe Challenge

Good morning and welcome to the Spiked! Recipe Challenge reveal day! Today everyone who participated reveals their champagne recipe. You can find the recipes at the below linky. If you’re interested in participating in the next Spiked! Recipe Challenge, stay tuned. The next one will be in March. What happens in March? St. Patrick’s Day. What happens on St. Patrick’s Day? Lots of beer drinking. So we shall see what the secret ingredient in March is!


So, what did I make for this recipe challenge? Strawberry Champagne Jam! It’s pretty good. I made enough to fill 3 small 8oz jars so I sealed those jars up and I am going to send one to my mom. I’ll share the recipe with you in just a minute but first, let me go over a few rules.

  • Sign ups occur on the secret ingredient reveal day (next one is in March.) You must sign up on either mine or Frugal Foodie Mama’s blog.
  • The Spiked! Recipe Challenge button must be in your post in order for your post to be considered eligible for being crowned the winner.
  • The recipe you submit must be your own. You can use inspiration from other blogs but please be sure to link back to that blog(s)
  • Your recipe must feature the beverage of choice. Of course, this time around it’s champagne (or sparkling wine – we’re not super picky)
  • You must link up your booze infused recipe when the linky goes live on recipe reveal day (which would be today)
  • All recipes will be judged by myself and Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama. The winner will be announced one week after the linky goes live.
  • The winner will win ad space from Frugal Foodie Mama and a spot as a fabulous Friend of This Gal Cooks.

Now, on to my recipe. I got the inspiration for this recipe from Rosemarried.

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  • 2 C strawberries (I used frozen since I had a bag in the freezer that needed to be used)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fruit pectin
  • 1/4 C champagne
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped


  • In a large sauce pan, combine the strawberries, pectin, mint, champagne and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Continually whisk as the mixture is boiling. Use something to mash the berries so they break up.
  • Add the sugar and mix well. Allow to boil for a few minutes. Don’t worry, the rising foam is supposed to happen. Just give it a mix and that should calm it down.
  • Remove the mixture from heat and place in sterilized mason jars. I used the  8oz jars. Place the lids on the jars and allow to set. They should seal on their own. ***disclaimer: I am not a canning expert. I am doing this the way my mom used to do it when she canned food (never got sick from anything that she canned.) I know many people do a hot bath for their jars but I did not do this with these.***

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18 comments on “Recipe: Strawberry Champagne Jam – Spiked! Recipe Challenge”

  1. Oh I know that jam is delicious!

  2. I would have never thought to make jam! Looks delish! I just love this challenge, I’ll be here all day to see what everyone made! Thanks for hosting!

  3. This sounds so good! I’ve been trying to get into making more of my own jams and stuff, I’ll definitely bookmark this to try out!

  4. This sounds absolutely amazing, YUMMY!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. Hi Julie,
    what a creative idea to use champagne in your jam recipe! I love this challenge! I’m creating a new Pinterest board for these lovely Champagne recipes – come check it out! Thanks so much for ‘cooking’ up this challenge with Carrie :)
    Hope you’re having a great day!!

  6. This jam sound wonderful! It would be great on scones:) Stopping by from All My Bloggy Friends link up~ I would love to participate in your next challenge! Enjoy your week! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines.

  7. Oh, this is awesome, Julie! Going to have to also pin this one to my canning board so I can make a whole bunch of this when strawberries are in season later this year. ;)

    Thanks for co-hosting this awesome recipe challenge with me. :)

  8. we have a strawberry patch and come summer we will have strawberries coming out our ears, this sounds wonderful and I am going to have to try it! Thanks for hosting. This is my first challenge and I am hooked!

  9. Thanks for hosting such a great challenge!

  10. Wow, everything looks amazing! Now kicking myself for not joining this! Can’t wait to look at all the recipes! :)

  11. This looks divine! I pride myself on my great strawberry jam but this takes the cake! I caught you on Foodie Fridays and have pinned this recipe – strawberry season will be her in a few months and I can’t wait to make this one!

  12. I fill like a loser, I don’t have a Champagne recipe to share. LOL! Your Strawberry Champagne Jam sounds delicious though not to mention your fried green tomatoes and your penne recipe! YUM!!! So glad so shared them at my party. Have a great week.

  13. This sounds wonderful, Julie. Ya know, I have never made homemade jam before – I really should try it one of these days :)

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  15. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Keep up the good work.

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