You may have heard the new motto that many of the younger generations have been saying, “Saturdays are for the boys.” Well, if that’s true, then Sunday’s are for brunch and football. But, when a meal is so perfect in all aspects, why should we restrict it to just Sundays?
Regardless of when you decide to celebrate the great combination feast of breakfast and lunch, the food, drinks, and company are all you need to have an amazing time.
Sweet and savory, breakfast and lunch foods are all fair game at any respectable brunch spread. When it comes to drinks, there are many options you can choose from but only one that is truly necessary: mimosa. This simple, yet deliciously bubbly cocktail perfectly compliments anything that you could fill your plate with.
Mimosas and brunches: a match made in heaven
Mimosas go together with brunch just like peanut butter and jelly are the perfect pair. They go together so well that brunch spots sometimes offer bottomless mimosas or even serve the first one for free.
The fruitful tradition of the mimosa started nearly 100 years ago. Historians and cocktail connoisseurs credit London’s Buck’s Club with the original creation of Buck’s Fizz (champagne orange juice, heavier on the first ingredient). But, the traditional mimosa that many of us know and love today (equal sparking wine and orange juice) is believed to have been invented by a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925 and popularized by Alfred Hitchcock in the 1940s.
While the true genius should be appreciated, many variations have been developed since its inception, including prosecco for mimosas. Let’s look at some of the most popular variations of this classic cocktail that grace brunch tables with their presence each weekend.
Top Mimosa Recipes for 2019 Brunch Season
When the temperature starts to rise, this mimosa is a must! The chilly sherbet and flavored vodka will help you beat the heat this summer.
- 4 small scoops of your favorite fruit sherbet
- 1 tablespoon of fruit (Clementine is suggested) vodka
- Fill up with prosecco or champagne and garnish with fresh fruit
Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa
Infused strawberries and fresh thyme create a unique flavor combination in the grapefruit juice. The ideal blend of sweet and tart, this mimosa will have you reaching for a refill.
- Thinly sliced strawberries (soaked in grapefruit juice for a few hours)
- 4oz grapefruit juice
- 4oz of prosecco or champagne
- Add some fresh thyme and a juicy strawberry for edible garnish
Lavender Orange Mimosa
This perfectly paired combination is unexpected but truly delicious. The lavender adds a subtle, distinct taste that will leave your guests asking you for the recipe!
- ½oz of lavender syrup
- 4oz of orange juice
- 4oz of prosecco or champagne
- Garnish with an orange slice and sprig of lavender if you so choose
Lychee Rose Mimosa
This beautiful mimosa is the perfect cocktail for celebrating something special with friends, family, or that special someone. If you’re looking for that next date night cocktail or Valentine’s Day dinner drink, give this one a try!
- 1.5oz of lychee syrup
- 1oz of rosewater
- Top off with prosecco or champagne
- Garnish with a few lychees
This refreshingly simple mixture provides sweetness and tartness with the occasional pomegranate seed for an extra crunch.
- 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds
- A sprig of fresh rosemary
- 1.5-2oz of pomegranate juice
- Top off with champagne or prosecco
Two very popular cocktails have finally been combined into one amazing brunch drink. This fun spin on two classic drinks will have you sipping all summer long but be careful, this one is strong!
- 1.5oz lime juice
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- 2oz white rum
- 2oz orange juice
- 1/2oz simple syrup
- 2oz prosecco or champagne
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle lime juice/mint/sugar. Add rum, orange juice, and simple syrup, and shake. Pour into highball glass and top off with prosecco or champagne.
While many people may associate mimosas with champagne, you may find that prosecco is a much better option! Lighter, sweeter, and a little easier on the wallet, mimosa prosecco can replace champagne in all of these recipes, and many more.
The next time you’re stocking up for your mimosa with prosecco brunch, grab a couple of bottles of Zonin prosecco for your cocktails and enjoy! To find out where to get Zonin, visit https://www.zoninprosecco.com/locator/.