ELDERFLOWER BLOOD ORANGE MIMOSAS

Can we talk mimosas for a minute? Personally, I’m a huge fan because a) mimosas are the only excuse one needs for a daytime drinking pass and b) they’re incredibly easy yet impressive. When it comes to hosting a brunch, mimosas simply have to be on the menu. And since we’re coming up on brunch season (hello Easter, Mother’s Day and graduations!) you’ll be seeing a few new mimosa twists here on the blog, starting with this one. I absolutely love a good simple mimosa recipe and this one totally qualifies. This particular mimosa also elevates your average, everyday mimosa by making it beautiful. Most any recipe that features blood oranges already has a pretty great shot at being beautifully presented but when you add bubbles, well, things become foolproof.Four champagne flutes filled with elderflower blood orange mimosas

In full disclosure I have to tell you that there’s a little something extra to this yummy mimosa. I mean, the title indicates as much, right? Yes, there is elderflower liqueur, which offers a sweet note with a hint of floral on the tongue. Beyond that, you’ll find a touch of tequila. It pairs quite well with the blood orange juice and gives this mimosa an edge that starts your celebratory brunch off right.

Four champagne flutes filled with elderflower blood orange mimosas

Because this simple mimosa recipe features tequila, it would be fun to serve a Mexican-inspired menu with this drink. Huevos Rancheros, Migas or my Bacon, Egg and Sweet Potato Breakfast Tacos would all make great choices.

Four champagne flutes filled with elderflower blood orange mimosas

As for the bubbly, don’t invest too much in the bottle you’ll use for this recipe. Because we’re adding blood orange juice, elderflower liqueur and tequila, you can get away with an inexpensive bottle of sparkling wine for this simple mimosa recipe. Just look at how pretty they are? They taste every bit as good as they look.

Four champagne flutes filled with elderflower blood orange mimosas

Four champagne flutes filled with elderflower blood orange mimosas

ELDERFLOWER BLOOD ORANGE MIMOSAS

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml bottle sparkling white wine
  • 8 teaspoons silver tequila
  • 8 teaspoons elderflower liqueur
  • 1/3 cup freshly-squeezed blood orange juice
  • 1 blood orange, thinly-sliced for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place an optional blood orange slice in each of four champagne flutes.
  2. Pour 2 teaspoons of tequila into a champagne flute. Repeat for remaining three champagne flutes.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of elderflower liqueur to each champagne flute.
  4. Equally divide blood orange juice between champagne flutes. There should be just slightly under 4 teaspoons of juice for each flute.
  5. Pour sparkling wine into each flute, allowing the bubbles to settle between pours. Fill to the rim of each glass.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 11mgFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

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