A Mimosa for the Holiday Season
Find out how to turn your classic mimosa into a Christmas special by adding some extra flavor and color.
A mimosa is a pretty standard brunch drink. So standard that I find it boring. I rarely order one in a restaurant and can’t remember the last time that I made that plain orange juice and bubbly drink for myself.
But, if I spend a minute thinking of a new twist for the mimosa, then I’m all over it. This one came to me when I was trying to come up with something festive to make for Christmas morning. It’s your basic orange juice and sparkling wine but it also has a bit of grenadine to give it that gorgeous holiday color. There’s lemon juice in there too. It adds a nice flavor but mostly it counters the extreme sweetness of the grenadine.
There you have it, a perfect holiday-time mimosa that is most definitely not boring.
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
- ⅓ cup dry sparkling wine
- ⅓ cup fresh squeezed orange juice (or store-bought "Not From Concentrate" OJ, best to get the kind without pulp)
- 1 Tbsp of grenadine
- 1 Tbsp of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- Pour the sparkling wine into a port glass or a small wine glass. Add the orange juice and then the grenadine and the lemon. The grenadine settles on the bottom of the drink making for a nice striping-sunset effect. Serve it with a stir stick so that people will know to stir the red sweetness up from the bottom to balance out the lemon.