A few weeks ago I kicked off this brunch series with a suuuper easy recipe for quiche (do I make any other kind of recipe? That's right. Recipes that start with "easy" are the ones getting made in my house).
This time round, I'm sharing a few different takes on the typical brunch mimosa, which is usually just champagne and orange juice. The first few are fairly normal favorites of mine, but #3 is what I experimented with and ended up happily surprised!
1. Peach juice + champagne
Skip the acidic orange juice and use something sweeter--peach juice! The color of the drink is really pretty, too. I enjoyed this at my friend's bridal shower.
2. Apple-orange juice + champagne
When we were kids, my brother and I would always mix orange juice and apple juice together. This does require 2 types of juice and thus mildly more effort, but it's worth it. Trust me. Add 2 parts apple juice, 1 part OJ, and 1-2 parts champagne. The orange juice makes the beverage a bit more cloudy, but it's so good!
3. Ginger ale + moscato
I decided to try making a "mimosa" with an ingredient I already had on hand--ginger ale! And, since I wasn't sure this was going to work out, I got a tiny bottle of pink moscato. (It totally worked though.) The ginger ale gave it the bubbles and the wine gave it a fresh take on the usual mimosa. I'm in love. Since more people have wine on hand than champagne (does anyone have this just laying around?), it's easier to make on a whim. Plus, I'm sure that any type of sweet wine would work. Garnish with an apple slice, or whatever fruit you have on hand :)
What's your favorite brunch drink? Do you have a go-to mimosa "recipe"?