Our Favorite Mimosa Variations to Elevate Your Brunch Game
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good Champagne and O.J. moment. But here at Bright Cellars, we’re all about taking your wine game to the next level.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, treating mom for Mother’s Day, or enjoying a refreshing beverage just because, these 9 mimosa variations are meant to be enjoyed outside, surrounded by friends and family.
Leave the boring classic behind you, and change up your brunch game with these mimosa recipes!
When it comes to brunch cocktails, the bellini seems to be the runner up to the classic mimosa. What is a bellini, you ask? While mimosas can be made with any kind of sparkling wine, bellinis are made with Prosecco and peach purée, peach nectar, or peach schnapps.
In a blender or food processor, add 4 medium peaches, a handful of ice cubes, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1/2 tablespoon sugar (or 3/4 oz syrup). Blend until smooth. Then pour 2 oz of your newly made peach purée into a flute and top with Champagne or sparkling wine.
Stigma Pomegranate Mimosa
If you’re looking for easy mimosa recipes, this ruby red pomegranate mimosa is a must-try. Simply sub out your O.J. with pomegranate juice and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
For sparkling wine, we recommend our Stigma Private Reserve – the notes of citrus fruit will round out this drink, while the aromas of toasted almonds and fresh-baked bread will complement the pomegranate.
If you’re a tequila lover, try a Mexican pomegranate mimosa. This mimosa drink is a little more complex with 5 ingredients – orange juice, pomegranate juice, lime juice, silver tequila, Champagne, agave nectar, and pomegranate seeds for garnish.
Orange Lavender Mimosa
Elevate your classic mimosa cocktail with a hint of floral! Simply add 1/2 oz lavender syrup to a Champagne flute and add orange juice and sparkling wine.
We’re totally crushing on this sherbet mimosa… it might be our favorite brunch mimosa variation yet! Cool down this summer with a glass of Champagne and a dollop of your favorite sherbert or sorbet in any flavor.
The creaminess of the sherbet perfectly complements the bubbles in the Champagne! If you’re wondering the difference between sorbet and sherbet, sorbet is basically frozen fruit and sugar. Sorbet doesn’t include dairy, so it’s a great option for those who are lactose intolerant or who want a healthier alternative to this decadent brunch cocktail.
You can also make these beverages into mocktails by swapping the Champagne for 7 up. The kiddos will love the bright colors and sweet bubbles!
Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa
If you’re a strawberry lover, you’ll love this breakfast mimosa! Combine grapefruit juice and five or so sliced strawberries in a cocktail shaker. Shake, and let the strawberries sit for a few hours if you have the time. Pour into a Champagne glass and top with Champagne or sparkling wine! Garnish with fresh thyme and a whole strawberry.
If you’re looking for something a little less sweet, the Kir Royale cocktail is right up your alley. Use dry sparkling wine and balance it out with Crème de Cassis – a sweet liqueur made with blackcurrant.
Add 3-4 tablespoons Crème de Cassis (Crème de Framboise or Chambord are good substitutes), 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, and top with dry sparkling wine.
Lychee Rosé Mimosa
This refreshing lychee rosé variation is pretty in color and bursting with unique flavors. For this brunch cocktail, combine 1 ½ oz of sweet lychee syrup and 1 oz rosewater in a glass and top with sparkling rosé wine.
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Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Mimosa
This dreamy creamsicle recipe used Sparkling Moscato instead of Champagne for an extra sweet surprise!
Add orange creamsicle ice cream (or 1 ½ cups orange sherbet and ½ cup milk), pineapple juice, and sparkling Moscato to a blender. Blend until smooth and serve in flutes with an orange garnish or twist.
St. Germain Champagne Cocktail
If you’re looking for a brunch cocktail that’s a little less fruity, try a St. Germain Champagne cocktail. Just fill your flute with 2 oz St. Germain elderflower liqueur, top with dry Champagne or sparkling wine, and garnish with a lemon twist, strawberry, or raspberry.
In Vino Finito
Now that you’ve found these easy mimosa variations, which one are you dying to try? Let us know in the comments!
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