Champagne Mint Julep
Featuring NEW MILLENNIUM SPARKLING WINE
The Mint Julep is a Southern drink most notable for its popularity at the Kentucky Derby. Champagne is also a traditional Derby drink so it's no surprise that the two combined into the refreshing Champagne Mint Julep. While the Derby may have come and gone, there's no need to wait for any special occasion. The Champagne Mint Julep is refreshing on any day.
4 oz champagne or sparkling wine
2 oz bourbon
1 teaspoon sugar
6 sprigs fresh mint
Combine 4 mint leaves with the sugar and a few drops of water, and muddle well. Add the bourbon, and stir well. Strain into a collins glass, add ice cubes and the champagne. Garnish with 2 mint leaves, and serve.