This was posted on Facebook recently by one of my past co-workers in California. I liked the recipe (because 1) I like sparkling wine and 2) I like mojitos), soooo I thought I'd share. :) Doesn't it look yum??? Can anyone say Mother's Day Treat?? ;) The original recipe was found at foodandwine.com, but is pasted here for your convenience.
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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.
- 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.
MAKE AHEAD The mojitos can be prepared through Step 2. Refrigerate the mojitos in the pitcher overnight.