Elevate your brunch experience with the zesty and invigorating twist of grapefruit mimosas. Bursting with citrusy goodness, these delightful cocktails infuse the classic mimosa with the bright, tangy essence of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.
They’re all about that sparkling wine mixing it up with the fresh, tangy punch of grapefruit juice. These cocktails are simple but oh-so-fancy, giving your brunch a vibrant kick that’ll make heads turn.
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Whether you’re lounging at brunch, celebrating a special moment, or simply soaking up the sun with friends, these mimosas add a touch of delight to any occasion.
Can I prepare grapefruit mimosas in advance for a gathering?
It’s best to mix the mimosa just before serving to retain the bubbly freshness of the sparkling wine. You can pre-measure the ingredients to streamline the process.
What’s the best way to garnish a grapefruit mimosa?
Garnish the rim of the glass with a slice of grapefruit or use a twist of grapefruit peel for an elegant touch. It adds visual appeal and a hint of citrus aroma.
What ingredients to I need to make this mint grapefruit mimosa?
- fresh mint leaves
- pink grapefruit
- prosecco or other sparkling wine
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Can I make a non-alcoholic version of a grapefruit mimosa?
Yes, you can substitute the sparkling wine with sparkling water or a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage for a refreshing non-alcoholic version.
Are there any variations I can try with a grapefruit mimosa?
You can experiment by adding a splash of elderflower liqueur or a few drops of bitters to enhance the flavor complexity of the mimosa.
What other recipes should I try?
- ½ c. honey, preferably local
- ½ c. water
- ¼ c. tightly packed fresh mint leaves, torn and bruised
- 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed
- 1 bottle prosecco* or other sparkling wine, chilled
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
- Make a simple syrup by combining the honey and water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and stir to combine. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the honey is completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the syrup, discarding the mint leaves.
- Place the peeled grapefruit in a high-speed blender and blend until completely liquefied, approximately 1 minute.
- Fill four champagne flutes 1/3 full with the grapefruit puree and drizzle a spoonful of the honey-mint simple syrup into each glass. (Use more or less syrup according to taste). Stir briefly to combine, and then top off each glass with the chilled prosecco before serving. Cheers!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 2g