Classic Mixology: Cocktail & Mixed Drink Recipes

Champagne Julep

1 lump loaf sugar

Ingredient: loaf sugar

Also Known As:  sugarloaf What it is:  Additive
Traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced. A tall cone with a rounded top, it was the end product of a process that saw the dark molasses-rich raw sugar, which had been imported from sugar cane growing regions such as the Caribbean and Brazil, refined into white sugar. Raw cane sugar the best, easily available substitute.

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1 sprig mint

Ingredient: mint

Also Known As:  peppermint, spearmint What it is:  Herb
Usually spearmint, mint is an ingredient in several mixed drinks, such as the mojito and mint julep. Sweet tea, iced and flavored with spearmint, is a summer tradition in the Southern United States.

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1 wine-glass Champagne

Ingredient: Champagne

Also Known As:  Sparkling wine What it is:  Wine
Sparkling wine produced by inducing the in-bottle secondary fermentation of the wine to effect carbonation. It is produced exclusively within the Champagne region of France.

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1 piece orange

Ingredient: orange

What it is:  Fruit
Fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange.

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(Use a fancy Champagne Julep glass.)

Take the sugar tongues and place 1 lump of loaf sugar into the glass, add 1 long sprig of fresh mint, then pour your champagne into the glass very slowly, and while doing so, keep on stirring gently all tfie time; place a piece of orange and a few strawberries (if in season) on top, and serve.

The above drink does not require to be stirred up as much as other Juleps, or else the Champagne will lose its flavor and natural taste, and foam to much. (See Illustration, Plate No. 14.)