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!
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
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.