Drink Recipes

Sparkling Wine Mojito
Featuring NEW MILLENNIUM SPARKLING WINE

Talk about the best of both worlds. The fresh mojito meets a festive bubbly. New Orleans Chef John Besh has created a delicious cocktail to celebrate the holidays.

Recipe:

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish

6 limes, cut into wedges

2 cups light rum

Cracked ice

3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine

 

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over high heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
  2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher.
  3. Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

 

(Recipe From John Besh and Food and Wine. Photo Credit: Quentin Bacon and Food and Wine)

 

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