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


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

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

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

  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 :)

    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.