Plant Specialists Bubbly Mojito Madness
OK here is what you are going to need – personally I multiply by 4 if i’m on my own ( don’t judge ) or 8 if I have a friend or two join. ( even imaginary )
1 oz white rum
.5 oz simple syrup (see note)
.5 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
2-3 sprigs fresh spearmint ( from your Cocktail ingredient garden – more on this next week )
3-4 oz sparkling wine – Use a good one but don’t go crazy – I like a little sweeter
Fresh berries – its summer use fresh you can crush them a little but don’t go all crazy on them ! I mean its not their fault the week was so bad !
Note: To make simple syrup, heat equal parts sugar and water until the sugar melts. Allow to cool. Keep refrigerated and use within 1-2 weeks. Don’t buy bottled simple syrup—make it yourself. _ I always have a bottle in the fridge.
Reserve one mint sprig for garnish. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the first four ingredients. Shake with ice and strain into a champagne flute or highball glass filled with a mixture of crushed ice and whole berries. Top with 3-4 oz sparkling wine and garnish with mint.
Bottoms up ! Try stopping at one ! ( do those people really exist ?)