A classic brunch cocktail that combines 2 simple ingredients. Let me show you how to create a delicious strawberry mimosa made with fresh fruit and pink bubbly.
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Brunch is a meal made for lazy Sunday mornings. Its meant to enjoyed with friends and filled with good conversation. Anything goes for brunch when it comes to food. Pancakes and eggs or a burger and fries, or some flavor combination fo both. This mid day meal calls for a light cocktail that can be sipped next to any type of food.
This is where the mimosa comes in. About 100 years old, this cocktail recipe has been delighting patrons for years. It’s light and traditionally not too sweet. The beauty in this simple recipe is that it can be customized to fit your preferences and you can get creative with flavors.
A traditional mimosa is made with 2 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juice. Fresh ingredients are key to any good cocktail and it’s easy enough to squeeze an orange and made this small amount of juice. Add the juice along with a bit of Cointreau to a champagne flute. Top with chilled champagne, stir gently, and serve.
This is an easy cocktail to set up at a self serve station, or at the end of your brunch buffet. Set out a pitcher of orange juice and a few bottles of champagne or sparkling wine. Try a few different varieties to please everyone. Let your guests make their own cocktail to enjoy with brunch.
The concept of a mimosa, or orange juice and champagne, can be played with to create a variety of fruity cocktails. Try a few of these variations.
- Champagne is a specific sparkling wine made in France. Made anywhere else, it’s just sparkling wine but can be made using a champagne method. Try using sweet sparkling wine mixed with orange juice for a sweet and citrusy cocktail.
- Add fresh fruit. Blend orange juice with mango, strawberry, or pineapple and top with champagne for a delicious twist. The recipe below walks you through how to achieve the perfect texture when adding fresh fruit.
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 bottle sparkling moscato
- Strawberry slices for garnish
- In a blender, like my favorite Ninja, combine strawberries and oranges and puree until smooth.
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a glass measuring cup and strain the blended mixture to remove seeds.
- In a chilled champagne flute pour a small amount of the strawberry puree to fill half the glass.
- Top with sparkling wine and stir gently to combine.
- Garnish with a strawberry slice.
The strawberry and orange juice puree will be thick and have almost a smoothie consistency. It will take some time to get the mixture through the strainer but the end result is worth the wait. No seeds in your drink.
Try using different fruits in this recipe to make a rainbow of cocktails.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
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What fruit would you add to your next mimosa?