Mimosas for Mom

A true way to show the love


If you’re reading the headline of this article and suddenly becoming overwhelmed with feelings of surprise and slap-yourself-on-the-forehead forgetfulness, do not fear! Mother’s Day is not until May 12, so you have plenty of time to pick out the prettiest flowers and prepare to show your mom just how much you love her on her calendar shout out day. Since you are now fully aware of this momentous motherly day of May, you have plenty of time to go shopping for all the ingredients you’ll need to make some delicious Mother’s Day mimosas to go with that ever-delicious breakfast in bed that you totally had planned but you were just waiting until this week to finalize all the recipes.

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The classic mimosa is simple enough to prepare, as long as you have the three basic ingredients: orange juice, champagne and orange liqueur. The beauty of this simplicity is that this cocktail is open to plenty of interpretation, and happily welcomes new ingredients to make more exciting and fun drinks. Sure, mom will appreciate whatever you give her on Mother’s Day, and while going the traditional route will always be acceptable, providing some delicious twists on the classic mimosa will both impress her, and give you some fun new mimosa recipes for future brunch parties. So celebrate your mom this year with some of our favorite mimosas, and don’t forget to give her a big hug and a kiss on her special day. Your mom birthed you, raised you, fed you, clothed you and got you to where you are today, wherever that may be. She needs a drink! Cheers, and Happy Mother’s Day! (Love you Mom)

Blushing Mimosas

Adapted from MyRecipes.com

2 cups orange juice (not from concentrate)
1 cup pineapple juice, chilled
2 Tbsp grenadine
1 (750-milliliter) bottle Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

Combine first three ingredients. Pour equal parts juice mixture and Champagne into flutes.

Grapefruit Mimosas

Adapted from YumSugar

8 large ruby red grapefruits
1 bottle of prosecco, chilled

Juice the grapefruits and pour the juice into a pitcher. Pour half the bottle of prosecco into the pitcher. Stir well.

Merry Mimosa

Adapted from Sips,etc

3 cups orange juice, chilled
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail, chilled
1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine, chilled.
Garnish with an orange peel and/or frozen cranberries.

In a large pitcher, combine the juices. Add the Champagne before serving. Garnish with an orange peel and frozen cranberries.

Strawberry, Lemon and Basil Mimosa

Adapted from FoodNetwork.com

3/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves
Juice from 2 large lemons (about 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice)
1/2 cup agave or honey
8 medium fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed and sliced
One 750ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
1/2 cup soda water or sparkling water, chilled

In a pitcher, combine the basil, lemon juice and agave. Using a wooden spoon, crush the basil. Stir in the strawberries, Prosecco and soda water. Serve in chilled Champagne flutes.

Orange Cream Mimosa

Adapted from FoodNetwork.com

2 1/2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (5 to 6 oranges)
1 orange, zested
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup superfine sugar
1 bottle sparkling wine or Champagne
Strawberries, for garnish

In a blender, combine the orange juice, zest, half-and-half and sugar and blend until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture into a shallow pan and freeze until hard. Remove the frozen mixture and let sit to soften slightly, about 10 minutes. Scrape out a small scoop with a spoon and put it into a Champagne flute. Fill the glass with Champagne. Garnish with strawberries.

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