Guys. I love mimosas.
Or as I like to call them, ‘Mom-osas’. They’re the perfect excuse to tell someone you’re so healthy, you sometimes put OJ in your champagne. haha.
In celebration of National Mimosa Day on May 16th, I’m sharing my favorite brunch cocktail and a few other delicious recipes. Did you know: Mimosa is a kind of plant that can have vibrant yellow flowers. The color of a mimosa drink is said to resemble the plant’s color, hence the name.
No matter the celebration, mimosas are served up best in tall champagne glasses. They turn basic buffets and summer brunches into a festive occasion. You don’t have to break the bank to make a mimosa. Fill the glasses half full with your favorite sparkling wine (it doesn’t have to be expensive champagne) and top it off with chilled orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice, and you’re all set!
Here are a few mimosa ideas for you!
- Moscow Mule Mimosas are a brunch-friendly twist on a delicious cocktail classic. Simply mix some Ginger Beer into your orange juice and champagne cocktail and enjoy!
- Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Mimosas are just as decadent as they sound. Add ice cream, pineapple juice and Sparkling Moscato to a blender and once fully blended, serve in champagne flutes for a refreshing morning cocktail!
- Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa for your fruity fix. In a cocktail shaker, combine grapefruit juice and five sliced strawberries. Shake until your juice is a dark pink color. Let the strawberries infuse in the juice for a few hours, if you have time. In a champagne glass, combine the juice mixture with your champagne and garnish with strawberries and fresh thyme.
- I love to pair my mimosas with Julian’s Recipe Waffels. You can find a recipe to my favorite waffel dish here.
PINEAPPLE ORANGE CREAMSICLE MIMOSA:
- 3 cups sparkling wine (moscato)
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups sherbet (Orange)
- Add ice cream, pineapple juice, and wine to blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve in champagne flutes.
- Top flutes with a slice of orange or pineapple.