It’s no secret that we love mint juleps. And while it’s hard to find a more refreshing summer drink recipe, we think we’ve come pretty close. It should be no surprise that our newest drink recipe, the Champagne Cobbler, is connected (by a thread) to the mint julep. First, we’ll give you the drink recipe. Next, we’ll explain the connections.
Amoretti Champagne Cobbler
- 1 orange wheel
- 1 lemon wheel
- 3 mint sprigs, divided
- Crushed ice
- 1 ½ pumps Amoretti Premium Pineapple Syrup
- 1 dash simple syrup
Gently muddle the orange wheel, lemon wheel, and two (of the three) mint sprigs in the bottom of an Old Fashioned glass. Fill the tumbler to the top with crushed ice. Add our unique tropical syrup and a dash of simple syrup. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne and garnish with the remaining sprig of mint.
The Mint Julep Connection
Okay, we said we’d prove this drink is connected to a mint julep. Here it goes:
Your standard mint julep recipe is bourbon, simple syrup, and mint. This recipe can be embellished upon by adding fresh fruit slices and (sometimes) curaçao, an orange liqueur. This type of drink recipe is known as a “cobbler.” The cobbler was invented around the 1830s. Its basic ingredients include a base spirit, sugar, and fresh fruit. Also, a cobbler had to have ice and straws, two things that might seem commonplace today, but were relatively new for many imbibers nearly 200 years ago.
But we digress.
As we were saying, at this point in our chain of events (if you were to add the fresh fruit slices to your mint julep), you would have a bourbon cobbler. Substitute the champagne in place of the bourbon, and what do you have? A Champagne Cobbler.
And that’s how you connect bourbon to the bubbly! While we wouldn’t necessarily recommend this drink to bourbon drinkers, we will happily recommend it to anyone looking for a light afternoon refreshment. A little bit of champagne can go a long way when combined with all of the other delicious ingredients in this recipe. Try it, and see for yourself! Pick up a bottle of our unique tropical pineapple syrup today.
As always, we’d love to hear your opinion of this drink recipe. Let us know what you think. We’re not satisfied unless you are!