New Year’s Eve is almost here – the night that is all about the bubbly. Because you just can’t celebrate the past, the present and the future, without a glass of Sparkling Wine. So go grab a bottle of ONEHOPE Sparkling off the wine rack and gussie it up! Turn a glass of wine into a memorable cocktail. (chef’s note -recipe will work with any brand of bubbly, if you must.)
Wintergreen Sparkling Cocktail
For the Mint Simple Syrup:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 stems fresh mint (10-12 fresh mint leaves total)
For the Mint Sugar Garnish:
1/4 cup sugar
2 mint leaves
1 slice lemon
For each Wintergreen:
1 1/2 tablespoons mint simple syrup
1 tablespoon chilled clear creme de menthe
ONEHOPE Sparkling Brut Wine – chilled
Mint sugar rimming
Mint leaf for garnish
1. Make mind simple syrup by putting sugar, water and mint in a small pot and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has completely disolved. Remove from heat and allow syrup to come to room temperature. Strain the mint leaves from syrup.
2. While the syrup is cooling, make the mint rimming sugar by combining the sugar, fresh mint and lemon slice in a food processor. Blend until completely combined into a mint-green sugar.
3. Rub a slice of lemon around the rims of champagne flutes and dip the wet rims into the mint sugar until rim is covered in sugar.
4. While avoiding disturbing the sugared rim, pour 1 1/2 tablespoons mint simple syrup and 1 tablespoon creme de menthe into each champagne flute. Top with ONEHOPE Sparkling wine. Be careful not to pour too quickly as the fizz will ruin the pretty sugared rim. Float a mint leaf in each glass.
*Recipe adapted from Serious Eats.