Thirsty Thursday - Champagne Mojito

Champagne Mojito Champagne_Mojito

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-cup sugar
  • 1/2-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:

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 two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.

Note:The mojitos can be prepared through Step 2. Refrigerate the mojitos in the pitcher overnight.

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