When you hear the word “mimosa,” you automatically think cheap sparkling wine paired with orange juice at a touristy brunch place on a Sunday. Or, maybe that’s just me being incredibly unnecessarily specific!
But traditionally, mimosas are “champagne” paired with juice, be it orange, pineapple, cranberry, mango or others.
This winter mimosa recipe is different. Yes, it uses juice (sparkling apple cider, to be more accurate) but the flavor really comes from the wintery fruits soaking in it. Plus, everyone likes snacking on some booze fruit once the main beverage is gone!
Here’s how to make this delicious, easy and impressive concoction.
- 4 Granny Smith apples, chopped
- 2 cups whole fresh cranberries
- 2 cups green grapes, halved
- 2 cups pomegranate seeds
- 2 cups sparkling apple cider, or sparkling grape cider
- 3 (750ml) bottles of champagne, sparkling wine or Prosecco
- Chop all fruits.
- In a large punch bowl, drink dispenser or pitcher, combine all fruits.
- Pour sparkling cider and champagne in, stir well.