Are mimosas the perfect juicy champagne cocktails for the holidays?
Mimosas are a festive and colorful way to dress up your dining table during the holidays. If you are thinking that mimosas are just orange juice mixed with champagne, your taste buds are in for a holiday surprise! There are citrus, berry and cider mimosas – so much fun to mix and match flavors in your flute! Dress them up with sugared rims, herb and fruit garnishes and flavored ice cubes. These bubbly beverages are perfect for brunch, a fancy lunch or casual weekend entertaining. Non-alcoholic mimosas made with orange juice and ginger ale are a refreshing alternative.
Fresh juice is best, so squeeze your own whenever possible.
Blood Orange – Blood oranges are in season during the winter months. Combine rosé sparkling wine with fresh blood orange juice to create a beautiful deep pink orange color in the glass.
Strawberry Grapefruit -Infuse freshly squeezed grapefruit juice with sliced fresh strawberries. The longer the strawberries infuse in the juice, the better it tastes! Add a tuft of cotton candy on top for a sweet festive garnish.
Pomegranate Tequila Sunrise – pretty pink pomegranate juice makes cocktails pop!
Fresh sprigs of rosemary and thyme are the perfect garnish for citrus mimosas.
Driscolls Berries are known for their plump juicy red raspberries. Their Raspberry Mimosa is made with fresh raspberry syrup and they say is reminiscent of a beach sunset at Christmas.
Strawberry – Fresh strawberries and orange juice are a match made in heaven. Make a colorful garnish with strawberries and blackberries on a cocktail pick.
Apple Cider – add salted caramel vodka and a cinnamon sugar caramel rim and this mimosa will become your new favorite holiday bubbly drink!
Pear Cider -add pear liqueur to this refreshing drink to make it “pearfectly” wonderful!
Mimosa bars are always popular, but during the pandemic it is best not to place all of the ingredients on a buffet table. Give each guest their own individual mimosa bar by placing small jars (available at craft stores) of chilled juice and mini bottles of sparkling wine or champagne at each place setting. Include small plates of fresh garnishes and guests can have fun creating their own mimosa.
What is your favorite fruity holiday mimosa? Which of these bubbly drinks will grace your holiday dining table?