Prosecco and Scotch Whiskey Julep

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 cups
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Ingredients

Ice

1 cup Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows

1 cup single malt Scotch whiskey, such as Glenfiddich

5 fresh mint sprigs, plus extra for garnish

2 cups prosecco, chilled

Mint Simple Syrup:

1 cup sugar

1 packed cup packed fresh mint leaves

Directions

  1. In an ice-filled pitcher, mix together the Mint Simple Syrup, whiskey and 5 mint sprigs. Slowly pour in the prosecco and mix. Pour into glasses and garnish with mint sprigs

Mint Simple Syrup:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, 1/2 cup water and mint leaves over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.