Limoncello Champagne Cocktails with Mint

PUBLISHED ON: 05.09.2010
Happy Mother’s Day!
Limoncello Champagne Cocktails with Mint
Serves 2
Recipe from: Bon Appetit

Ingredients:
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup limoncello
2 tablespoons sugar plus additional for dipping Champagne flutes
Lemon peels strips from 1 lemon
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 lemon wedge
1 cup (about) chilled Champagne or sparkling wine.
Note: Limoncello- a sweet lemon liquor from Italy, is available at some supermarkets and at liquor stores.

Directions:
Place mint, limoncello, 2 tablespoons sugar, and lemon strips in blender;blend until mint is finely chopped (lemon peel will be coarsely chopped), 10 seconds.  Strain into small cup; discard solids.  Run lemon wedge around rim of 2 champagne flutes.  Dip rims into sugar.  Divide limoncello mixture and lemon juice between flutes.  Top with Champagne.
Enjoy!

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