Mimosa Cocktails

Mimosa Cocktail on the left and Blushing Mimosa CocktailI used to think that Mimosas were simply Champagne and orange juice. Then I did a little research and found out that authentic Mimosas originated in Paris, France at The Ritz Hotel!  All this time we've been making something called a Buck's Fizz, which came from England. The difference is orange liqueur. Well, I have some orange liqueur so Mimosa's it is!

You can see that I decided to make one a little special and finish it with a teaspoon of pomegranate juice. That's so you can order it for your mom and say, "She'll have a Mimosa, and make it blush!"

The great thing about a Mimosa is that it doesn't have to be alcoholic. You can mix them with 7-up and they're just as festive. They just don't make you blush quite as much!

1 part organic orange juice
3 parts sparkling white wine (or champagne, prosecco, etc)
1 tablespoon orange liqueur per flute
In each flute pour orange liqueur.
Add the juice.
Add the sparkling wine
Garnish however you like, I froze mandarin orange slices for this.
If you want to make it blush, add 1 teaspoon of pomegranate juice last. It's pretty to watch the drink change color.

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