5 Fun & fizzy Latin end-of-summer cocktails!
This entire summer I've been absolutely obsessed with fizzy cocktails. You know, the kind with bubbles that make your stomach kind of happy. I actually once heard that there's something in the bubbles of champagne that actually releases more serotonin in your brain so, really, champagne DOES make you happier!
With the end of summer just around the corner, I'm starting to be a bit sad—and absolutely REFUSING to give up my new Latin cocktail obsession. Luckily, there's no time like the present to embrace these 5 fun and fizzy Latin cocktails. My favorite? The champagne mojito, of course! But if fuzzy beer cocktails are for you, then go for the michelada. Of course, the grapefruit sparklers, pineapple-mango sparkling sangria and the watermelon mimosas are ALL sure-fire winners,too. Check them out!
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Ingredients: 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 cups packed mint leaves, plus 12 mint sprigs, for garnish, 6 limes, cut into wedges, 2 cups light rum, Cracked ice, 3 cups Champagne or sparkling wine
1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water and cook over high heat just until the sugar has dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
2. In a large pitcher, combine the sugar syrup with the mint leaves and lime wedges and muddle well with a wooden spoon. Add the rum and stir well. Strain the drink into another pitcher.
3. Fill tall glasses with cracked ice and pour in the drink, filling them about two-thirds full. Top with Champagne, garnish with the mint sprigs and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Food & Wine.