Champagne Julep | Cocktail Party

Champagne Julep

Champagne Julep cocktail, with cognac, Champagne, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and mint leaves

We love a good Mint Julep, but it’s a bit rough for day-drinking; it’s basically minty sweet Bourbon, and it does pack a wallop.

Enter the Champagne Julep, an easy-drinking classic that’s just as minty-fresh as the original, but lighter and fresher thanks to the small share of cognac and the bubbly effervescence of a sparkling wine like Champagne or Prosecco.

It’s easiest to make with simple syrup, but you could also use a single sugar cube instead. Just be sure it’s thoroughly muddled.

Ingredients

Instructions

Gently muddle the mint leaves and simple syrup (or sugar cube) in a julep cup or short glass. Add remaining ingredients and top with crushed ice. Stir gently to incorporate, then mound up more crushed ice on top. Garnish with fruit, mint, or citrus; we’re fond of a sprig of mint and a thick twist of lemon.

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