After trying Victor’s 1959 Cafe Champagne Mojito, I knew I had to try and re-create it at home. Ok, I admit it, I picked up all of the ingredients the following weekend. I need to try to re-create it and I needed to do it asap.

Mojitos made with champagne are quite delicious. They are bubbly, bright and oh so refreshing. Perfect for these last days of summer but I’ll probably be drinking them year round.

Thankfully I had two tasters that evening (Mercedes was over) because it took a few tries to get the right proportions of simple syrup, lime and champagne. Really hard work I tell you but don’t worry, I’m here to help. ;)

It is really easy to make, in fact it reminded me a lot of the Basil, Cucumber  & Mint Vodka Spritzer I made earlier this summer with a basil and cucumber simple syrup. Simple Syrup is so easy to make and adds such a nice touch to cocktails.

Make it this weekend and enjoy your labor day holiday!


Champagne Mojitos

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 drinks


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp rum (optional)
  • 1/2 oz fresh mint
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
  • 2 limes


  1. Prepare simple syrup.
  2. Combine sugar and water and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and add a few sprigs of mint and rum. Let cool.
  4. Muddle 1/4 lime and some mint leaves in each glass.
  5. Add 2-3 Tbsp simple syrup to each glass.
  6. Fill with ice.
  7. Top with champagne and stir.
  8. Garnish with fresh mint.
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19 Comments (Reply )

  1. Anna Johnson
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 8:33 am

    Print – check :)


  2. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    I love mojitos — I’ve never made my own though!

    Have a nice long weekend! :)


  3. Mercedes
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    These are so refreshing and delicious! I think I have more cocktails that I want to make then there are days in the weekend! Uh-oh!


    • Emily
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:11 am

      It is definitely a problem! Have a great weekend. :)


  4. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 11:26 am

    This is the perfect cocktail for the holiday weekend! I’m adding it to my labor day party ideas :)


  5. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Lately, every time I visit your blog there is a new cocktail I want to try!


    • Emily
      Sep 01, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

      Uh oh, I’m not sure that is a good thing! :)


  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Sep 01, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    This sounds so refreshing & perfect for the end of summer :)


  7. Dana
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 7:17 am

    I love this idea! I always like the idea of mojitos, but rum and I don’t mix well. This is the perfect solution!


    • Emily
      Sep 02, 2011 @ 10:06 am

      I am the exact same way! Finally we can enjoy them too! :)


  8. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Sep 02, 2011 @ 9:59 am

    Mojitos are one of my favorite beverages by far! They are my go-to first drink on any cruise we go on so I think they remind me of vacation/tropical places which is never a bad thing :) Love the idea of using champagne in there too!


  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Lovely photos! Hope you had an awesome weekend!


  10. Kristin @ FoodFash
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 11:32 am

    I <3 Champagne! I would have never thought of the champagne/mojito combo – looks refreshing and delish!


  11. holly
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    emily! just caught up on all your lovely posts – i can’t believe how soon the wedding is coming up and after that, you move to LA!! i am going to be in MN the first two weekends of october, so if you are around, i would LOVE to see you!

    in the meantime, i am going to be making cheesy leek bread, those banh mi hotdogs and champagne mojitos. gah, my mouth is already watering over all of them. hope you are having a fabulous labor day weekend my dear!!!


  12. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Sep 05, 2011 @ 8:02 pm

    That looks so refreshing!! Now if I only had one of those and a pool!


  13. Nicole, RD
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 1:38 pm

    My best friend is in town this weekend, I believe I will HAVE to make these :)


  14. Jamie
    Sep 06, 2011 @ 6:03 pm

    Wow — I’d like one of those right now…only I’m off to yoga and really need to not be drinking in the afternoons. ;)


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