Champagne Mojitos

What a way to ring in the New Year! The delectable taste of a mojito topped off with some festive Champagne. This recipe makes 2 but it can easily be made into bigger batches. Prepare the mojito portion ahead of time and just add the Champagne right before serving so that you can enjoy the party too!

Happy New Year!

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Champagne Mojitos
(makes 2)

1/2 c. simple syrup (make with equal parts sugar and water)
1/2 c. packed mint leaves, plus a few extra for garnish
2 small limes, cut into wedges
2/3 c. light rum
ice
Champagne or sparkling wine

In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the sugar and water just until the sugar dissolves. Cool to room temperature. Combine the 1/2 c. simple syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges in a large glass and muddle well. Add the rum and stir gently.

Fill two Champagne glasses with cracked ice and strain in the mixture, filling the glasses about 2/3 full. Top it off with Champagne or sparkling wine, garnish with the mint and serve.

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