Lightly MUDDLE mint (just to bruise) in base of glass. Add rum, lime juice and sugar. Half fill glass with crushed ice and CHURN (stir) with bar spoon. Fill glass with more crushed ice and CHURN some more. TOP with champagne, stir and serve with straws.
Created in 1925 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris and named after the tropical flowering shrub. In his 1948 Fine Art of Mixing Drinks, David A. Embury writes of this drink, "Just another freak champagne mixture. It is not half bad and the ladies usually like it. Use a good quality domestic champagne, medium dry."