This Blood Orange Mimosa recipe 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 Mimosas
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 a mimosa recipe work.
You pretty much combine sparkling wine with orange juice and watch it disappear.
If you want to change things up and make a mimosa really pop…blood oranges, baby!
Mimosas on the not-too-sweet side
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 mimosas?
1. Fill champagne flutes with sparkling wine to about 1/3 full.
2. Fill the remainder of the glass with orange juice (or blood orange juice).
3. Garnish with orange slices and (optional) fresh rosemary.
Do you love to add citrus to your meals? You’ll enjoy these recipes!
Both are citrus explosions…and now you can justify buying a ton of blood oranges for all the things!
Best food 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.
Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe Ingredients (see full recipe below):
- orange juice
- sparkling wine (Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava)
- fresh rosemary (optional)
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