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Spanish Julep

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(NC) - Valentine's Day is not just for lovers, it is a chance for friends to get more acquainted and just like other matchmakers we know and love, it may also be the perfect time to encourage a budding romance, or two. So if you have plans to throw a cocktail party, here are a few tried-and-true recipes from a very good source.


  • 1 1/2oz. (40 mL) brandy
  • 1/4 oz. (7 mL) strawberry liqueur
  • 1 tbs. sugar syrup
  • 3 oz. (75 mL) chilled Spanish sparkling wine, like Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut or the extra dry, Carta Nevada Brut Mint sprigs


In the bottom of a glass, crush the mint sprigs into the syrup. Fill with crushed ice. Add the brandy. Stir in the sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprigs.

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