Choosing Between Prosecco and Champagne for Mimosas
When it comes to mimosas, both Prosecco and Champagne can be used. While Champagne might make the cocktail more luxurious, Prosecco and other sparkling wines can be a cost-effective alternative with all the necessary bubbles.
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, torn and bruised
- 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed
- 1 bottle Prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
- Combine the honey and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and stir. Let it simmer until the honey dissolves completely.
- Lower the heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat, strain the syrup, and discard the mint leaves.
- Put the peeled grapefruit in a high-speed blender and blend for about 1 minute or until fully liquified.
- Fill four champagne flutes 1/3 full with the grapefruit puree. Drizzle some honey-mint simple syrup into each glass to taste. Stir briefly to combine, and then top off each glass with chilled Prosecco. Enjoy!
- For a non-alcoholic version, swap Prosecco with sparkling grape juice or club soda.
- You can adjust the honey-mint simple syrup amount according to your taste preference.
This mint grapefruit mimosa is perfect for brunch occasions, and its combination of fresh fruit and aromatic mint will impress your guests. It can be served alongside other brunch cocktails or drinks and pairs well with a variety of dishes. If you have leftover grapefruit, consider trying a grapefruit martini or other grapefruit-based cocktails. Enjoy this refreshing and lively mimosa at your next party, gathering, or celebration!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Goes Into a Mint Grapefruit Mimosa?
- Fresh grapefruit juice
- Champagne or sparkling wine
- Mint leaves
- Ice (optional)
How to Create a Fruit Slush Cocktail?
- Choose your favorite fruits like strawberries, pineapples, or peaches.
- Blend the fruit with ice until it reaches a slush consistency.
- Add your preferred alcohol, such as vodka or rum, to the fruit slush.
- Pour into a glass and garnish with a fruit slice.
Some Popular Summer Slushies to Enjoy
- Frozen margarita
- Strawberry daiquiri
- Piña colada
- Watermelon slush
A Common Slush Drink Recipe
- 2 cups of fruit (your choice)
- 2 cups of ice
- 1/2 cup sweetener (sugar, honey, or agave)
- Juice of one lemon or lime
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and slushy.
- Pour into a glass and serve with a straw.
Preparing an Alcoholic Slurpee
- Make a fruit slush using your favorite fruit and ice (refer to the slush drink recipe above).
- Add your choice of alcohol like rum or vodka to the slush mixture.
- Blend until fully combined and serve in a chilled glass.
Alternatives to Orange Juice for Mixing with Champagne
- Grapefruit juice
- Pineapple juice
- Cranberry juice
- Pomegranate juice
- Peach puree (for Bellinis)