Sparkling mint & lemon juleps

Sparkling mint & lemon juleps

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 15 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Serves 6

A sparkling wine cocktail to start a lovely evening

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal-
  • fat-
  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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Ingredients

  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bottle of chilled, sparkling wine (Cava is a good choice)
  • 20g/1oz pack fresh mint

Method

  1. Put the sugar and lemon juice in a small pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes to make a syrup. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. This can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to a week.

  2. To serve, pour the lemon syrup into 6 champagne flutes or tall glasses, top up each glass with the chilled sparkling wine, then stir quickly to mix before serving with mint sprigs tucked in the top.

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Comments (3)

judithmcmath's picture
5

Used this twice now, once for Xmas day, and the other for a dinner party. Easy to make and tastes great. After i put the syrup in I half filled the glasses with crushed ice which worked well, very refreshing.
Loved by everyone.

stephilou's picture
2

Only 3* as I havn't made this yet but it does look like it will be fab!!
Can't wait to try!

madikken's picture
5

This was a very refreshing start to a very nice evening. The syrup also worked as a mix for other coctails like margaritas.

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