Strawberry and Champagne Jam Recipe

In this strawberry and champagne jam recipe, I mix together two iconic flavours that work so well together – strawberry and champagne. If you don’t want to break out the champagne you can always substitute prosecco and make it a strawberry and prosecco jam recipe. No one will notice and it will still be really enjoyed! This is a perfect summer jam recipe and is great served for a boozy brunch or even in a boozy cake!

This is a small batch strawberry and champagne jam recipe which I came up with when we had a little champagne leftover and I wanted to experiment after a party. (We don’t normally have champagne but it is a lovely treat). You only need one punnet of strawberries and a good splash of champagne or prosecco.

Why you’ll love this strawberry and champagne jam recipe

There is always an excuse for champagne and once you make this strawberry champagne jam you’ll be looking for even more excuses to pop open a bottle. It’s a perfect wedding favour and looks so cute in little individual jars! Strawberry and champagne jam recipe UK is easy to make, all-natural and the perfect level up for your classic afternoon tea.

Top Questions – link to answers later

What goes well with strawberry jam?
What can I add to my jam?
How can I thicken jam without pectin?
Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam?

strawberry and champagne jam

top view close up of the strawberry and champagne jam in a spoon

Ingredients

For the full recipe and instructions scroll to the bottom of the page for the recipe card.

Strawberries

Summer isn’t summer without a healthy dose of fresh strawberries! A little tip, when you’re buying your strawberries in the supermarket, make sure to give the Punnett a good sniff! Sweeter smelling strawberries taste better too! Plus that smell is mouth watering.

When making jam have a look for the yellow sticker reduced fruit, if it’s a little soft or not picture perfect it doesn’t matter for jam! It’s all going to be mushed down anyway.

Champagne

The most luxurious of all the fizzy drinks. Champagne is the perfect pair to this strawberry jam with alcohol recipe. If you aren’t sure about opening your best champagne for this recipe, then use a bottle of prosecco. It tastes almost as good and you use it the same as you would the champagne in this recipe.

Sugar

No strawberry and champagne jam is complete without lots of wonderful sugar. I use granulated sugar. The sugar helps make the jam sweeter but also set. It helps preserve the fruit. For strawberry jam you need to have the same weight of strawberries as sugar. It makes making strawberry jam easy as you match the main ingredients.

I recommend not using jam sugar for this recipe as it’s more expensive and you can get the pectin to help the jam set from the lemon juice.

Lemon

The way to add pectin is through lemons! Lemon juice is a natural source of pectin and it keeps the strawberry champagne jam totally natural. It is also the perfect way to add sharpness to this strawberry and champagne jam recipe UK. You can use the juice of half a lemon and even some zest from the rind as well!

How to make strawberry and champagne jam – step by step

strawberries in a saucepan
strawberries cooking in a saucepan
  • Place a plate in the fridge to chill. You will use the plate to see how the jam sets later.
  • Remove the leaves from the strawberries and slice them up.
  • Weigh the strawberries as you will need the same weight in sugar. If you want a smoother jam use a potato masher to break the strawberries up or chop them smaller.
  • Place the saucepan on low heat and add the strawberries along with the champagne.
  • As the strawberries are softening weigh out the sugar and add it in.
  • Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and place the used lemon rind into the saucepan as well.
  • When the sugar has dissolved turn up the heat so the jam is lightly bubbling in a rolling boil for 5 minutes and keep stirring. The amount of champagne you use will change the cooking time so if it is still very wet looking it might need a few more minutes, but to find out for sure use the tip in the next instruction.
  • Take off the heat and add a few drops to the cool plate. After a minute push the jam with your finger and when it starts to gently wrinkle and hold that wrinkle the jam is done. If it doesn’t wrinkle put the jam back on the heat for another 2 minutes. A gentle wrinkle will give a soft set, for a thicker set get the jam to a stage where the wrinkle is very strong.
  • Remove the lemon rind and spoon the jam into warm sterilised jars (see notes for how to sterilise them) and screw the lids on and leave to cool.
Adding sugar to the strawberry and champagne jam on the hob
strawberry jam ready to be put into a jar.

Top Tips

  • To sterilise the jars you can either wash them in hot soapy water and then place them in an oven for 20 minutes at 120 degrees fan oven. Leave the lids to drain after washing. 
  • This recipe is really easy to scale up or down, just ensure you use the same weight of sugar as you do of strawberries. For example, if you use 250g of strawberries then you need 250g of sugar. Simple!
  • Place a small plate in the freezer before you start. Then you can test the wrinkle on the jam. You place a drop of jam on the cold plate, leave for a minute and then push them jam with your finger. If it wrinkles and stays wrinkled it’s done.

strawberry and champagne jam Serving Suggestions

This strawberry jam with alcohol is the perfect jam for your jubilee afternoon tea or you could even use this jam in a victoria sponge. Its sweetness is the perfect pair with this strawberry and champagne jam recipe UK.

You can use this jam for anything you could use normal strawberry jam for!

On croissants for a tasty breakfast, as a delicious filling for a cake and it’s even useable for strawberry jam cocktail. Add a tablespoon of jam to a measure of gin and mix. Top up with tonic and enjoy.

a spoonful of strawberry and champagne jam resting on a jam jar.

Equipment

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  • saucepan or jam pan (jam pan would be better for larger batches)
  • kitchen scales
  • jam jars (depending on the size of berries and how much quanity you want to make you will need jam jars. I would recommend getting a few so you can make jam again and again. It is really addictive).

Substitutions and variations

PROSECCO

If champagne is too much of an investment for a jam with alcohol recipe, then use prosecco instead! It still tastes wonderful and is such an easy swap to make. You could even swap out the fizzy wine for a low/ no alcohol prosecco for anyone who doesn’t want a drink.

SPICES

If you want to add some spices to this gorgeous strawberry jam then my top suggestion would be cinnamon. It’s so warming and gives it a deep flavour.

CHOCOLATE

It might sound odd to add chocolate to jam but just before you spoon the jam into jars, you can stir in some chocolate chips. The heat from the jam will melt them a bit so when you scoop the jam our later it will have beautiful flecks of chocolate in.

strawberry and champagne jam with a bottle of champagne with strawberries

Storing strawberry and champagne jam / Making ahead of time options

Well preserved jams last for a long time, if you keep them tightly sealed in a jar in a dark cupboard you could be enjoying strawberry and prosecco jam for months to come. I wouldn’t recommend keeping it much after 6 months as it is best eaten sooner. However I’m still enjoying jam which is 2 years + old.

FAQS

What goes well with strawberry jam?

As a lover of cake, I would say that a classic victoria sponge goes well with strawberry jam. The mixture of a light fluffy sponge, whipped cream and strawberry champagne jam is perfection. I also think that strawberry jam does well in sandwiches and as a topping for scones!

What can I add to my jam?

You can add champagne! Adding champagne or prosecco to a strawberry jam makes it the perfect party favour, it looks so lovely in individual jars and tastes fantastic. It’s a pimped up version of the classic strawberry jam and I promise you’ll never go back.

How can I thicken jam without pectin?

You can thicken jam without buying pectin by using lemon juice! Lemon is a natural source of pectin and by adding the juice of about half a lemon and some of the rind, you can thicken this strawberry jam. If you’re using another berry you may want to check the natural pectin levels as some, like blackberries, don’t need any additional pectin.

Why do you put lemon juice in strawberry jam?

You put lemon juice into strawberry jam to help thicken it, lemon is a natural source of pectin, which is used to help the jam take form. Without it, you would have a very runny strawberry jam with champagne.

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Recipe

Champagne Strawberry Jam – Easy one punnet strawberry jam recipe

Sisley White
In this strawberry and champagne jam recipe, I mix together two iconic flavours that work so well together – strawberry and champagne. If you don't want to break out the champagne you can always substitute prosecco and make it a strawberry and prosecco jam recipe. No one will notice and it will still be really enjoyed! This is a perfect summer jam recipe and is great served for a boozy brunch or even in a boozy cake!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Steralising time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Preserves
Cuisine International
Servings 1 jar
Calories 978 kcal

Equipment

  • saucepan
  • knife
  • chopping board
  • Kitchen Scales

Ingredients
  

(Easy to adapt – The amount of sugar needs to be equal to the weight of the strawberries)

  • 1 punnet strawberries approximaetly 250g
  • 250 g sugar I use granulated
  • half lemon
  • 75 ml Champagne (a good splash)

Instructions
 

  • Place a plate in the fridge to chill. You will use the plate to see how the jam sets later.
  • Remove the leaves from the strawberries and slice them up. Weigh the strawberries as you will need the same weight in sugar. If you want a smoother jam use a potato masher to break the strawberries up or chop them smaller.
  • Place the saucepan on low heat and add the strawberries along with the champagne.
  • As the strawberries are softening weigh out the sugar and add it in.
  • Squeeze the juice from half a lemon and place the used lemon rind into the saucepan as well.
  • When the sugar has dissolved turn up the heat so the jam is lightly bubbling in a rolling boil for 5 minutes and keep stirring. The amount of champagne you use will change the cooking time so if it is still very wet looking it might need a few more minutes, but to find out for sure use the tip in the next instruction.
  • Take off the heat and add a few drops to the cool plate. After a minute push the jam with your finger and when it starts to gently wrinkle and hold that wrinkle the jam is done. If it doesn’t wrinkle put the jam back on the heat for another 2 minutes. A gentle wrinkle will give a soft set, for a thicker set get the jam to a stage where the wrinkle is very strong.
  • Remove the lemon rind and spoon the jam into warm sterilised jars (see notes for how to sterilise them) and screw the lids on and leave to cool.

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Notes

To sterilise the jars you can either wash them in hot soapy water and then place in an oven for 20 minutes at 120 degrees fan oven. Leave the lids to drain after washing. 
or
I wash the jars and lids in a hot dishwasher (steam setting if yours has one) and allow them to stay warm and dry in the machine until I’m ready to use them.

Nutrition

Calories: 978kcalCarbohydrates: 254gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 251gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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21 thoughts on “Strawberry and Champagne Jam Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    What a brilliant idea. I am liking your style and this is a fabulous idea for luxury treat. Wish I could have champagne jam on my toast every day quite frankly.

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  2. 5 stars
    Ooh, I’m enthralled by your strawberry and champagne jam and I’m dying to taste it. What a marvellous idea. And perfect for a posh PJ celebration with scones and cream.

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  3. 5 stars
    I love homemade strawberry jam and reckon the addition of champagne will really add to the flavour. Perfect with a fresh baked scone and some clotted cream.

    Reply

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