Mumm’s the Word!
Celebrate your mum and take her for a spin with my new twist on a refreshing champagne cocktail.
Relationships can be challenging with our mothers. They also can be some of the most nurturing, dynamic and reassuring. Mother’s Day is a day that I celebrate the healing I have with my mother, and I recognize how special our friendship is today. So, I have included all of the wonderful aromatic, healing and blissful herbs into one perfect Mother’s Day libation. Mother’s Day is always on a Sunday and Sundays remind me of brunch, so I thought it was appropriate to make this cocktail with a sparkling wine for the base.
Photographs by Carolina/G.H. MUMM
4 oz. G. H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne
1.4 oz. sage-infused honey syrup*
5 mint leaves
3-4 lavender buds
5 dashes of Angostura bitters
mint leaves and fresh lavender**, for garnish
Add the champagne, honey syrup, mint and lavender into a shaker and muddle. Strain into the glassware of your choice.
Top with a mountain of crushed ice and add the Angostura bitters on top of the ice.
Garnish with mint leaves and lavender sprig.
*Sage-infused honey syrup: Add 3 cups of honey to 1 cup of hot water and stir until the honey dissolves. Add 6 ripped sage leaves into the honey water and stir. Let it sit for 2 hours.
**Lavender can be found in specialty markets.
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