Getting into the Christmas spirit this year has been a little harder than normal. But with less than a week to go, I’ve been trying extra hard to make my apartment feel as Christmas-y as possible. And that includes cheesy Christmas movies mixed with festive cocktails! And honestly, if you are going to go cheesy, what better way to go than Dolly Parton? She is an icon and can do no wrong. Her new Christmas movie on Netflix definitely fits the cheesy movie requirement and to accompany it I made festive Champagne Mint Juleps. These may be my new favorite drink. Although to be fair, I find a new favorite cocktail on almost a weekly basis.
Champagne Mint Juleps
- 10 mint leaves
- ½ ounce turbinado syrup
- ¾ ounce Cognac
- 4 ounces Sparkling Rose or Sparkling White Wine
- Mint and powdered sugar to garnish
Add mint leaves and turbinado syrup to the base of the glass and gently press with muddler. Add Cognac and sparkling wine and stir to combine. Top glass with crushed ice and stir 20-30 times until the outside of the glass is frosted. Top with additional sparkling wine if needed. Garnish with powdered sugar and mint leaf.