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Forget the Orange Juice: Three Mixers for Your Next Round of Mimosas

Posted by Beau Farrell on Aug 1, 2017 5:22:40 PM

mimosasWeekends are made for mimosas — champagne and citrus served up on with a side of cheer. While good ole orange juice is always a great way to brighten your day with a dose of vitamin C, why not branch out for your next round of mimosas with these three extra-ordinary versions on the classic? Try these. They're perfect for summer brunch gatherings with friends, or just the two of you. Cheers!

The mixers?

  1. Agave nectar
  2. Grapefruit soda
  3. Pineapple juice

Now you're ready for some memorable mimosas.

Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas

  • 1 small watermelon, peeled and cubed (to yield about 6 cups watermelon cubes)
  • Juice of 2 small limes
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar (optional)
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle dry sparkling wine, chilled

Purée the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth. Strain the watermelon using a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Add the lime juice and, if desired, the agave nectar. Mix the watermelon agua fresca with the champagne. Start with roughly equal parts of agua fresca to champagne, then tweak to your taste.

Honeydew Mimosas

Bonus Mimosa (with a Tequila Twist)

When you need a little more to kick start in your morning, and the pleasantries of bubbles just won't do, we feel you.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup grenadine syrup

Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice. Pour tequila and orange juice into champagne flutes, topped with grenadine, allowing it to settle. Serve immediately.

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Topics: Champagne, Cocktail Recipes