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A Mimosa is a delicious way to start leisurely brunch. This simple yet gorgeous cocktail is a splendid choice for any brunch gathering.
Brunch is quickly becoming my most preferred meal to prepare. With a bit more time allowed to wake up, prepare, then leisurely enjoy a delicious combination of breakfast and lunch fare, what’s not to like? For brunch, we enjoy homemade breakfast potatoes, french toast, pancakes, poached eggs, my personal favorite, Eggs in Purgatory, and bacon, of course. But perhaps my favorite part of brunch is kicking it off with a cocktail like a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Brunch is hardly complete without one.
Slightly easier to prepare than a Bloody Mary, a Mimosa is made up of only two simple ingredients, with an optional third. Refreshing orange juice and bubbly champagne (or Prosecco) blend together to make a flavorful sip of sparkly sunshine in a glass. In addition to the orange juice and champagne, if you desire, a smidgen of an orange liqueur may be added for a little bit of extra flavor. Finish by adding a slice of orange for garnish and you are all ready to brunch with the best of them. Cheers!
This happy cocktail can be poured up in no time which make Mimosas the perfect beverage of choice for a special occasion brunch gathering, like Easter, Mother’s Day or a bridal brunch or luncheon. Another good tip for entertaining is to set up a Mimosa bar with a variety of fruit juices and let everyone prepare their own cocktail. So fun and so easy!
These breakfast or brunch dishes would be perfect served with Mimosas:
- Poached Eggs with Gouda on Toast
- Basic Baked Eggs Recipe
- Sweet Potato Biscuits Recipe
- Sweet Potato Pancake Recipe
- Stuffed Strawberry French Toast Recipe
- Monte Cristo Sandwich
- 8 ounces orange juice (orange pineapple juice is a tasty substitute)
- 16 ounces champagne or prosecco
- optional: 2 ounces orange liqueur (Grand Mariner, Triple Sec)
- orange slices for garnish
- Evenly divide ingredients among 4 champagne flutes or cocktail glass. Garnish with orange slices if desired.