This Blood Orange Mimosa is a spin on a classic mimosa recipe, made with blood orange juice in place of orange juice. It’s less sweet than a classic mimosa and is garnished with rosemary for aroma and flavor. It’s a simple, elegant, daytime cocktail.
What is a mimosa?
Mimosas are made of sparkling wine and orange juice, probably 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.
If you want to change things up and make a mimosa really pop…blood oranges, baby!
Blood Orange Mimosas…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.
Bubbles, or sparkling wine, is my jam!
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 a mimosa?
Step 1. Get your hands on a gorgeous bottle of sparkling wine and a handful of blood oranges or packaged blood orange juice.
Step 2. Fill champagne flutes with blood orange juice to about 1/3 full.
Step 3. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling wine.
Step 4. Garnish with blood orange slices and fresh rosemary.
What to serve with mimosas
- fish or seafood
- cinnamon rolls
Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe Ingredients
- sparkling wine (Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava)
- blood orange juice (or regular orange juice)
- fresh rosemary (optional)
Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe
- 10-12 Blood Oranges 2 cups juiced
- 1 750 ml bottle Sparkling Wine Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava
- 4-6 Rosemary sprigs
- Prepare BLOOD ORANGES by squeezing and storing 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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