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Napa Valley Mojito

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

If you're hosting brunch and you want to serve something a little more creative than the standard mimosa, consider this tart and fresh variation on the mojito. Rather than using club soda to get fizzy, this drink employs a little sparkling wine, plus a handful of muddled grapes to add a fruity complexity.

There's no need to pull out the fancy Champagne; Prosecco, Cava, or an affordable domestic sparkler will do just fine. (For a few budget bubbly recommendations, see these two guides.)

If you're appearance-conscious, consider using green grapes for muddling and red grapes for a garnish. Otherwise, you may have to explain why the mojitos you're serving are purple.

Recipe adapted from 101 Mojitos by Kim Haasarud.

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