Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Recipe

Christmas is coming as you may have heard. To me Christmas means champagne cocktails of one kind or another. I saw this one on Food & Wine and liked the look of it.
 

Champagne Mojitos

Contributed by John Besh
  • This puckery drink is prepared with rum and fresh mint like a classic mojito, but New Orleans chef John Besh makes it holiday-worthy by topping it with a splash of Champagne.
  1. champagnemojitos3/4 cup sugar
  2. 3/4 cup water
  3. 1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish
  4. 6 limes, cut into wedges
  5. 2 cups light rum
  6. Cracked ice
  7. 3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine
  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.
Make Ahead The mojitos can be prepared through Step 2. Refrigerate the mojitos in the pitcher overnight.

Have a great weekend
Jo


10 comments:

  1. Pity I'm allergic to alcohol. :(

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    1. Eating and drinking must be so difficult with your allergies to so many things.

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  2. Mojitos are the perfect drink for the weather we're having here at the moment. 40 degrees in the shade :(

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    1. Shut up Pinky, it's bloody cold here.

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  3. Hi Jo. My Christmas drinks will include Pimms cocktails, Ker Royale and Toblerone Cocktails. Hmm. Can't wait. That champagne mojito may just make the cut too as we are expecting a hot Christmas. What's new?

    I wish you every good wish for Christmas and the New Year!

    Denise :)

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    1. I haven't had Pimms in years. Kir Royale, yes, I love. Don't know Toblerone cocktails though. Like I've said, I cannot imagine a hot Christmas.

      I return your wishes Denise, hope you have a fab Christmas.

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