Halloween is a time for celebration and can be fun for all ages. Sip on a Halloween mimosa this year and enjoy the holiday.
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Halloween is one of those celebrations that grows with us as we age. Kids dress up and trick or treat for candy. Older kids venture to haunted houses and corn mazes. As we become adults there are Halloween parties and fun new costumes. It’s not just a kids holidays that’s for sure. But the way we celebrate changes.
Themed food and drinks go along with every stage. Kids enjoy party punch and candy, teens might seek out something spooky and gross looking to eat. Adults want to set the mood and sip on something tasty and themed to fit the party.
This Halloween mimosa is the perfect compliment to an adult party. An easy to make drink with subtle flavors that will please just about anyone. A mimosa is made with sparkling wine and has a relatively low alcohol content so party-goers can enjoy a few. The decorations on this drink add a bit of sweetness without going overboard.
How to make a mimosa
A classic mimosa calls for the juice of a freshly squeezed orange. It’s light and fruity and makes a great brunch companion. This simple drink mixes champagne and orange juice in a tall flute. There are many variations on this classic including my strawberry mimosa as well as this spooky Halloween version.
As I mentioned above, a good mimosa calls for fresh squeezed orange juice, nothing beats that flavor. You can try blood oranges to make this a dark and moody drink, or even a grapefruit for a more sour taste.
You will also need champagne or sparkling wine. Since sparkling wine is more readily available, opt for your favorite brand and choose a dry version. The sweetness of this drink comes from the fruit juice, the wine is a compliment and offers a bubbly finish.
You’ll need black sugar and simple syrup to rim the cocktail glass. This step turns this drink into a spooky Halloween cocktail. Try sparkling sugar in red or orange for a different look. You could also add a themed straw or some floating eye balls to enhance the look.
- Orange juice
- Dry sparkling wine
- Red food coloring
- Simple Syrup
- Black sugar
- Pour simple syrup into a shallow dish and dip the rim of a glass into the syrup to coat.
- Sprinkle black sugar into a dish and dip the syrup covered rim into the sugar.
- Fill the glass half full with orange juice.
- Add a few drops of red food coloring to achieve a dark orange color.
- Top with dry sparkling wine and enjoy.
A few variations on this Halloween mimosa.
- Try a blood orange or grapefruit to vary the citrus flavor.
- Use a different sparkling wine like a sweet variety or rose to make a dessert drink.
- Rim the glass with grenadine and allow it to drip down the sides for a spooky bloody look.
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