citrus mimosas: shaking things up

thirsty thursday
notes from maggie's farm

Can't resist a Mimosa.  

A favorite way to ring in the New Year, a Mimosa is simply orange juice and champagne.  Two of my favorite things!  This classic is well and good all on it's own.....but if you'd like to shake things up a bit (and we always enjoy shaking things up a bit) why not try a few other citrus juices?  And perhaps Italy's Prosecco, or Spain's Cava would be nice in exchange for Champagne.  For a non-alcoholic version, try (a lemon or lime flavored? or simply plain) sparkling water, as a substitute for the alcohol.  

This version from Yellow Press Weddings is a great place to begin.

The blood-orange juice turns what would ordinarily be a mimosa into a lovely ruby-tinted cocktail perfect for any Fall wedding! Or the occasional brunch...Every. Sunday. Morning.

Serve punch-style!
The following recipe serves 10 to 12.

2 1/4 cups freshly squeezed or frozen blood-orange juice
2 750-ml bottles champagne, chilled

Pour 3 tablespoons juice in each champagne flute. Fill flutes with champagne, and serve.

Whether a bride, or simply a fabulous host or hostess, Yellow Press Weddings is chockful of clever, charming, why-didn't-I-think-of-that  ideas for putting a unique, artistic stamp on your next soiree.  They make a mean cocktail, too.


  1. I saw something on pinterest a few days ago, with the idea of having a mimosa bar at a party, offering up champagne with various juices and fruits. I love a good mimosa too, but all these new ones have got me wanting one all the time!Blood orange sounds heavenly.

  2. Basically, I agree with everything "thismummaslife" just said, so I'll just let you know that I think I'll have one...and I may even let it be a Ruby Red grapefruit. Yum.

    ~ Red Dirt Kelly

  3. I think a Mimosa bar is a great idea! All kinds of fun stuff you could add. And Ruby Red grapefruit is just the beginning.....Cheers, friends!


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