The Mimosa is, at its heart, a simple combination of Champagne and fresh fruit juice. Fresh Orange Juice and Champagne is by far the most common mixture, also known as a ‘Bucks Fizz’.
The Hermosa Mimosa is our variation on the classic. It’s still a delightfully simple recipe, but also complex enough to make anyone you’re serving it to feel like you’ve gone the extra mile for them. Read More
The combination of fruit juice, bitters and fresh mint delivers a refreshing yet complex drinking experience. Whether you’re enjoying brunch with friends, or just celebrating making it through another week!
- 60 ml SPARKLING WINE (3 parts)
- 30 ml PRESSED APPLE JUICE (1 1 1/2 parts)
- 15 ml PINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE (1/2 part)
- 1 DASH ANGOSTURA BITTERS
- 1 SPRIG MINT
How to make it
- 1 – Add all ingredients, except bitters, carefully to your glass. Add half the sparkling wine first, then the juices, then the rest of the bubbles. This will limit foaming and losing any of the c cocktail over the top of the glass!
- 2 – Add bitters on top, for aesthetic purposes. The bitters will slowly diffuse into the rest of the drink
- 3 – Secure the mint to the outside of the glass, it’s there for its aroma. You can add it to the glass if you prefer, but it can look messy and get in your way as you try to drink!
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Get nerdy with it
SPARKLING WINE – Champagne is traditionally used in a Mimosa, but you are adding juices and bitters to it, so let’s be honest, there’s no need to be too precious. Saying that, if you use something cheap and acidic, no amount of juice or bitters is going to cover it up.
Although it might not be sensible to spend every penny on the most expensive vintage cuveé, if you wouldn’t drink it on its own, then don’t put it in your cocktails. If you prefer using Prosecco, Cava or another sparkling wine, then do so with no sense of guilt!
PRESSED APPLE JUICE – As with buying any ingredient, they are not all made equal. There’s plenty of good apple juice out there, just look for pressed apple juice in the chilled section of the store, no fresh juice is stored at room temperature.
It should be rich, cloudy and greenish in colour, not thin see through and brown.
PINK GRAPEFRUIT JUICE – You can buy good fresh pink grapefruit juice in many stores these days, but if you are in any doubt about the quality or freshness, then just buy some pink or red grapefruits and get squeezing!
For a prettier looking drink, finely strain your juice before adding to the glass and avoid unsightly floaty-bits in your drink!
ANGOSTURA BITTERS – There are other aromatic bitters that you can use here, but this is the OG and if you don’t have a bottle of it in your selection of bar basics, use this as an excuse to pick up a bottle and add it to your quiver!
Why we chose this recipe for you
The Mimosa is a great cocktail, one of those drinks where you feel like it’s maximum fun for minimum effort. When we think about drinking Mimosas it evokes memories of sunny brunch times and daytime mischief with friends.
There’s nothing wrong with mixing up some fresh Orange Juice and bubbles, but it’s great to have a step-up in your mimosa game. An alternative or two for when you fancy something a little different, or when you want to show off to your friends. All without having to make too much effort either!
So, here’s a fresh and delightful original Mimosa recipe for you to impress your friends with. Hermosa means gorgeous or beautiful in Spanish and it’s also a beach town in LA’s South Bay where many a Mimosa is enjoyed every weekend!
If you decide to scale up the recipe and make a pitcher of it, add all ingredients to the pitcher, be careful not to go too heavy on the bitters. Keep the mint separate and add it directly to each glass individually when serving. Cheers and have fun!
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