Ah, this feels weird. It’s been ages since I last sat down to write a blog post! However, It feels great to be back, especially when I have such a fun blog post for you guys! I don’t think there is a better way to make a comeback than with a delicious and festive post dedicated to one of my favourite drinks – the Mimosa! I’ve prepared three amazing cocktail recipes perfect for brunch, lunch and any kind of celebration – like ringing in the new year! These mimosas are extremely easy and fun to make. All you need is your favorite brand of prosecco or champagne, chilled glasses, and seasonal fruit. Yay!
Fresh blueberry and orange juice mimosas
This is my fun take on the classic mimosa! *drum roll please* Simply add some blueberries to your drink. You can even cut up a couple of berries and them to the mix for a stronger fruity taste. And voila! A fresh take on a beloved cocktail. Easy, fast and oh-so-delicious!
‘Pomegranate dream’ mimosas
Pomegranates are the best, aren’t they?! Ever since I was a kid I loved eating the seeds of this magical fruit. Pomegranates are rich in powerful antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties, lowers blood pressure and go great with white wine.
Depending on your preferences add one or two fingers of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice, top off with champagne and add a rosemary leaf. This is the perfect festive mimosa – elegant and out of the ordinary. Your guests will be impressed – I promise!
Forest fruit sorbet extravaganza
This cocktail requires a bit more preparation but I assure you – it’s still very easy to make.
The sorbet is basically a combination of fresh fruit with added sugar/condensed milk. I, however, prefer using frozen fruit because they add a nice, thick texture and honey instead of sweetened condensed milk. Mix all of the ingredients in a food processor or a blender and blend for about 2 minutes – until the texture is nice and smooth.
Add a spoonful to each glass but be quick because the sorbet tends to melt very quickly (as you can see in my pictures). Top it off with champagne and you are done! Be prepared – It’s going to get messy when you pour the champagne but none of that matters because it’s a damn good drink. If you are feeling fancy you can add a couple of mint or rosemary leaves.
TIP: Leave your glasses chilling in the freezer and take them out a couple of minutes before you serve these fabulous cocktails.
And that is it for my simple, fruity and delicious cocktails. I hope you enjoyed this quick little post. If you do recreate one of these let me know and/or send me a snap.
P.S. Don’t wait until the 31st! Open a bottle of chilled champagne, recreate one of these cocktails, make yourself a nice avocado hair mask, turn on Netflix and relax!