Cocktail You Can Concoct at Home: Champagne Mint Julep

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The mint julep is a classic May cocktail. (Wikimedia Commons/Erich Wagner)

The Cocktail: Champagne Mint Julep

The Reason:  It’s Triple Crown season, so why not celebrate in style with an effervescent twist on Thoroughbred racing’s traditional May drink, the mint julep.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Maker’s Mark Bourbon®
  • ½ part elderflower liqueur (St. Germaine one recommendation)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Champagne or sparkling wine

How to Make It:

  • Add all ingredients except champagne into a sturdy glass
  • Thoroughly muddle the mint leaves to release the oils
  • Combine crushed ice
  • Top with champagne or sparking white wine
  • Stir thoroughly and garnish with a sprig of mint and a lemon twist and enjoy the spoils of a victor.

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