Champagne Julep

This drink is a cousin of the traditional mint julep but with a bit of the bubbly to add flavor and make it more of a celebratory cocktail for weddings, birthdays, new years and other occasions.  Just as with cooking, the quality of ingredients used can either make or break a drink. I strongly recommend using better grades of bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace, Woodford reserve or Bulleit bourbon along with champagne such as Moet or Veuve Clicquot.

Cheers,

John Apodaca

Champagne JulepChampagne Julep

1 1/2 – 2 oz of Bourbon
1/2 oz simple syrup
5 – 7 mint leaves
Champagne ( dry)
mint sprig for garnish

Muddle mint leaves with simple syrup at the bottom of a julep cup or rocks glass. Add bourbon, crushed ice and top off with champagne. Swizzle until glass or cup is frosted and garnish with a mint sprig.

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