Mimosas

Mimosas are classic brunch cocktails, traditionally two parts orange juice with 1 part champagne.  There’s several delicious variations of the classic recipe. The Grand Mimosa featured here is made with a touch of Grand Marnier, and is a fabulous citrus champagne cocktail to offer at your next event.

When you add a pretty raspberry ice accent to this recipe, it transforms into the beautiful Mama Mimosa cocktail!  And finally, the Menning Mimosa builds on the Grand Mimosa recipe, and adds a bit of lemon juice and Prosecco, for a decidely exquisite twist on the classic cocktail.

Select a dry or “brut” champagne for this recipe, and chill it thoroughly before the party.  Mimosas are best made individually, and served immediately to the guest.

When the hangover snake bites, you have to bite back! Have a light alcoholic beverage when you wake up. This may sound unbearable if you have a monster hangover, but once you have a light drink like Mimosa, you will be surprised how well this old trick works!

Grand Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • 2 oz freshly squeeze orange juice, chilled
  • 2 Tbl Grand Marnier
  • Crushed ice (optional)

Directions: In a champagne flute, mix together the orange juice and the Grand Marnier.  Add a tiny bit of crushed ice, if you like, and then carefully pour the champagne.

The Menning Mimosa again uses this basic recipe, and adds lemon juice and Prosecco, an Italian dry white wine, with a fresh, light taste.

Menning Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • 2 oz freshly squeeze orange juice, chilled
  • 2 Tbl freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tbl Grand Marnier
  • Prosecco, chilled
  • Mint leaf (optional)
  • Crushed ice (optional)

Directions: In a champagne flute, mix together the orange and lemon juice, then add the Grand Marnier.  Add Champagne and crushed ice.  Top off with Prosecco and garnish with a mint leaf.  Serve immediately.

Mama Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • Champagne
  • 2 oz freshly squeeze orange juice, chilled
  • 2 Tbl Grand Marnier
  • Raspberry ice (see directions below)
  • Orange slice, for garnish

Directions: Add one or two cubes of raspberry ice to a wine glass.  Fill the wine glass slightly more than half full with champagne.  Add the orange juice and Grand Marnier and stir gently.  Garnish with an orange slice.  Serve immediately.

Raspberry Ice:  To make the raspberry ice cubes, crumble fresh raspberries into an ice cube tray, then fill with water.  Freeze to make ice cubes.

A Fauxmosa is a non-alcoholic version of the Mimosa, substituting 7-up for the Champagne, and leaving out the Grand Marnier liqueur in this version.

source: drinkinventor.com

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