Minty Fresh Cocktail Recipe: Men Make Dinner Day

Minty fresh sparkling cocktail

Minty fresh sparkling cocktail

Looking for a refreshing and alcoholic beverage to sip whilst you're cooking the dinner? Then why not try this recipe for a Minty Fresh Sparkling Cocktail from Simone Williams at Perfect Cellar. For that refreshing taste that will have you going back for more (not too much more, you have to cook dinner remember) then this will be right up your street.

Here at Idle HQ we have decided to give you something a little different. Other than Bonfire Night, the 5th of November is host to something else, Men Make Dinner Day. This day is purely dedicated to men making the dinner for their friends or partners, so it's time to put your apron on, cook up a storm in the kitchen and get your creative hats on because you'll want to cook to impress!

Men Make Dinner Day was started by Sandy Sharkey and she's been pushing men off of the sofa and into the kitchen to their partners' cries of joy. So lads, put down the beer and the remote and pick up a whisk, you never know, you may even like it!

We have teamed up with some of the best restaurants, food bloggers and chefs to create a fantastic e-Book filled with amazing recipes from mac and cheese to haute cuisine - so whether you're feeling fancy or like to keep it simple then there is a recipe in this book for you.

Get the latest from Perfect Cellar by following them on Twitter | Instagram and check out the rest of our Men Make Dinner Day recipes here.

Minty Fresh Sparkling Cocktail


  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 bottle of chilled, Dubreuil Crémant de Loire Brut NV
  • 20g/1oz pack fresh mint


Put the sugar and lemon juice in a small pan and heat gently to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes to make a syrup. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

To serve, pour 50ml of lemon syrup into 6 champagne flutes or tall glasses, top up each glass with the chilled sparkling wine, then stir quickly to mix before serving with mint sprigs tucked in the top.


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