An excellent brunch drink, this Orange Raspberry Mimosa Cocktail is the perfect fit to celebrate the arrival of spring!
A basic Mimosa cocktail is composed of one part champagne and one part orange juice. It is an excellent brunch cocktail and a weddings’ favorite. The drink is called Mimosa due to the bright color resembling the blooming mimosa tree (or Acacia dealbata), the symbol of the Mediterranean spring.
Little known fact, while I was still living with my parents, we used to have a mimosa tree right in front of our house. Each year it would bloom in a spectacular fashion, right around this time.
The tree was quite big, blooming yellow and it was just a beautiful pop of color after the gloom of winter. I think it has since been cut down, but nothing can take away the memory of it.
It seems only fitting to celebrate today’s international women’s day with a drink that honors the occasion. Yellow mimosa is, after all, even the symbol of the day in Italy. Being the advocate for gender equality that I am I raise a glass in honor of us, women, and everything that we, as a gender, represent. The world would be a sad place without us <3
Happy international women’s day!
- 2 large oranges
- 750 ml of champagne (or 1 bottle; we used rose', also try with dry)
- 1 cup of frozen raspberries
- Juice of half a lemon
- 1 tbs granulated sugar
- Rosemary twigs
- Before serving, decorate glasses: drop the top of the glasses in lemon juice, then roll around in granulated sugar. The lemon juice will help stick the sugar to the glass.
- Cut oranges in half and squeeze juice. Pour through a strainer to remove any big bits. Alternatively, use store-bought orange juice.
- Pour orange juice in glasses first. Ideally, use one part orange juice to one part champagne. We only added about 2 tbs of orange juice per glass. Pour champagne over orange juice.
- Serve with a handful of frozen raspberries (for color). Optionally, stick in a twig of rosemary in each glass for flavor and decoration.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152.34 Total Fat: 0.24g Saturated Fat: 0.01g Sodium: 6.56mg Carbohydrates: 15.76g Fiber: 3.12g Sugar: 10.17g Protein: 0.99g
Try also our yummy and easy Strawberry Champagne >
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