Blood Orange Mimosa is a holiday brunch cocktail made with blood orange juice and sparkling wine. The gorgeous red color and fresh herb garnish makes this a festive addition to any holiday recipe collection.
Mimosas are made of sparkling wine and orange juice, and are best known as the perfect brunch cocktail. You don’t have to be a mixologist to make a mimosa everyone will love. You pretty much combine sparkling wine with orange juice, serve it, and watch it disappear.
Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe Ingredients
- sparkling wine (Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava)
- blood orange juice (or plain orange juice)
- fresh rosemary (or fresh thyme or mint)
How to make mimosas with blood orange juice
- Squeeze blood oranges to make fresh juice (or cheat and buy it packaged).
- Fill serving glasses with blood orange juice to about 1/3 full.
- Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling wine.
- Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh rosemary or fresh thyme. Enjoy!
What's the best sparkling wine to use for mimosa?
You can use Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, any white or rosé sparkling wine. I absolutely don't mind using budget-friendly sparkling wine for this, or any, mimosa recipe. In fact, I prefer to not use my fancy bubbles in mixed cocktails as it can mask the intricacies of the sparkling wine.
Blood Orange Mimosa...not too sweet
Besides the gorgeous, ruby red color you get from blood oranges (and the stained fingers from handling them), they tend to be less sweet than conventional oranges. To me, this is a bonus because sweetness is what usually halts my mimosa consumption...and I always want more mimosas.
What does rosemary do for this lovely cocktail? It adds a pop of color, aroma, and subtle flavor. Blood oranges and rosemary pretty play very nicely together.
If you're wondering why I served these in stemless wine glasses, it's unconventional I know. Champagne flutes are too easy for clumsy people to knock over.
What to serve with mimosas
- fish or seafood
- cinnamon rolls
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- knife and nonslip cutting mat (if squeezing your own juice)
- citrus reamer or citrus squeezer
- champagne flutes or wine glasses
Blood Orange Mimosa
- 16 oz Blood Orange Juice, about 10 blood oranges juiced
- 1 750 ml bottle Sparkling Wine
- 4-6 Rosemary sprigs
- If useing fresh BLOOD ORANGES, squeeze and store the JUICE in an airtight, refrigerated container (up to 2 days in advance); cut 1 orange into thin slices for garnish.
- To serve, fill 1/3 glass with BLOOD ORANGE JUICE and 2/3 with SPARKLING WINE; garnish with ROSEMARY and orange slices; serve chilled.
*NOTE: Depending on the sweetness of the blood oranges, you may want to add a liquid sweetener to this cocktail, or a liqueur that compliments the orange flavor.
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