As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I love NYE. This year Sam and I have decided to spend it with just the two of us. We rented a luxurious cabin in Malibu and made reservations at one of our favorite Malibu restaurants, Inn of the 7th Ray, for dinner. This is going to be the first year where we aren’t attending any parties, but we have sparklers, poppers and Champagne. I think we’ll be alright.
Whether your staying in our going out this Champagne Mojito is a refreshing way to celebrate.
16 oz (2 cups) water
16 0z (2 cups) sugar
1/2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 oz white rum
3 sprigs fresh mint
4 oz dry sparkling white wine or Champagne
Makes One Cocktail
Start by making the simple syrup. Heat 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water until the sugar melts. Let the syrup cool. Next mix the rum, lime juice and mint well in cocktail shaker. Muddle well and shake over ice. Strain into a tall, skinny glass or flute and top each with 3-4 oz sparkling wine. Garnish with mint and serve. If you wanna make a batch just multiply all the ingredients by however many drinks you want to make, you should have enough syrup to make about 16 cocktails. You can refrigerate the leftover syrup for up to 2 weeks.