Mimosas and More

Your Mother's Day drink guide

 


Every year, our calendars point us to one day where our mothers should get extra special treatment. And while they should get the same treatment the other 364 days of the year as well (love you mom!), this day is the most special of them all. So to pamper your mother in every possible way, we have provided you with some great Mother’s Day gift ideas, treat ideas, and a fabulous brunch menu. But, as the icing on the Mother’s Day cake, let’s throw in a few boozy ideas in mimosa form.

The traditional mimosa made of Champagne and orange juice is the perfect accompaniment for a late morning brunch--this we know. But just as brunch menus can get creative and go beyond bacon, eggs and potatoes, the mimosa has seen the same upward movement. Today, we share with you some fantastic spins on the classic mimosa, to make this year’s Mother’s Day something truly memorable and delicious.

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Do you have any fun variations on the classic mimosa? Share them below in our comments section!

The Classic Mimosa (in case you forgot)

(From AllRecipes.com)

Ingredients

¾ cup of champagne
¼ cup of orange juice

Preparation

Mix three parts sparkling wine to one part orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice. Enjoy!

Party Mimosa

(From Allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

1 (12 oz) can apricot-mango nectar
1 (12 oz) can pineapple juice
¾ cup cold water
1 (6 oz) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
1 (750 mL) bottle cold champagne

Preparation

Stir together apricot nectar, pineapple juice, water and orange juice concentrate in a large pitcher until combined. Pour in sparkling wine just before serving.

Blushing Mimosas

(From MyRecipes.com)

Ingredients

2 cups orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
2 Tbsp grenadine
1 750 mL bottle champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

Preparation

Stir together first three ingredients. Pour equal parts juice mixture and champagne into champagne flutes.

Sea Breeze Mimosa

(From MyRecipes.com)


Ingredients

¼ cup cranberry juice
¼ cup pink grapefruit juice
Champagne or sparkling wine, enough to fill a champagne flute

Preparation

Pour cranberry juice and grapefruit juice into a champagne flute. Fill the flute with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with a thin slice of grapefruit. Serve immediately.


Watermelon Mimosa

(From Laylita.com)

Ingredients

1 quarter of a large watermelon, about 5 cups cut in small pieces
Juice from 6 oranges, about 2 cups
1 bottle of chilled Champagne, cava, Prosecco or other sparkling wine
Sugar to taste, based on sweetness of the fruit
Mint to garnish

Preparation

Blend the watermelon chunks with the orange juice and sugar to taste until you have a smooth puree. Strain if needed. Chill the mix in the refrigerator until ready to prepare the drinks. Pour the mix into champagne flutes, about half full. Fill to the top with champagne. Garnish with a sprig of mint.



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