October 3rd, 2012

Champagne Mojitos

For Jessica's wedding shower (Aren't they a cute couple?!), I decided we needed a nice girlie cocktail. This one combines the mint/lime/rum flavors of a mojito with the bubbly of champagne. 

I love reading Jessica’s posts- she always has great baked goods and tailgating ideas (I’ve been bookmarking everything for football season). I’m so happy I got to meet her via Tuesdays with Dorie. Can’t wait to see the wedding photos!

Thanks to Nikki for organizing the virtual shower. Take a look at what everyone else made. I only wish we could all be doing this in person!

Congrats, Jessica!

xx

Spike

Champagne Mojitos
From Food & Wine

Makes 12 drinks

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

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.

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.

Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about

two­thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

MAKE AHEAD The mojitos can be prepared through Step 2. Refrigerate the

mojitos in the pitcher overnight.