Blood Orange Rosemary Mimosa is a spin on a traditional, sparkling wine mimosa that uses blood orange juice in place of conventional orange juice. It can be less sweet and is garnished with rosemary for aroma and flavor. It’s a simple, elegant, daytime cocktail.
Blood Orange Rosemary Mimosa
Mimosas, made of sparkling wine and orange juice, are standard protocol brunch cocktails for just about any occasion.
You don’t have to be a mixologist to make them work. You pretty much combine sparkling wine with orange juice…and watch them disappear.
If you wanna change things up and make them pop…blood oranges, baby!
What do blood oranges do to a Mimosa?
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. Juicy bubbles are my love!
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.
Notice we’re using small, stemless wine glasses for our blood orange mimosas. It’s unconventional I know, but they’re much harder to knock over. We like that!
How do you make blood orange mimosas?
You can make a pitcher of mimosas by combining blood orange juice with sparkling wine and pouring into individual glasses.
Or, you can prepare each one individually by pouring the blood orange juice first, followed by the sparkling wine.
Want more blood orange recipes?
Check out my Citrus Fennel Arugula Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette and my Turmeric Chickpea Beetroot Hippie Bowl. Both are citrus explosions!
And now you can justify buying a ton of blood oranges for all the things!
What food is good to serve with mimosas?
Most brunch food items are well-complemented by mimosas.
Eggs, cheese, bread, nuts, pasta, fish / seafood, cinnamon rolls, chips, dips, casseroles, pancakes, crepes, muffins, etc…the list goes on.
Ingredients you’ll need for Blood Orange Rosemary Mimosa (see full recipe below):
- blood oranges (or blood orange juice)
- sparkling wine (Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava)
- fresh rosemary
Kitchen tools I use this recipe:
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