2020 is almost outta here, which calls for a celebration if you ask me! Whip up these Champagne and Grapefruit Juice Mimosas and sip away 2020 or make them for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower or brunch with friends!
While things won’t get back to “normal” on January 1, we can at least feel the worst is behind us. In all honesty, this year has been one I hope we all don’t have to relive.
But at least we can say we made it to 2021! Hopefully, we can see our loved ones more, travel again and not stockpile toilet paper….Oooh the stories we’ll have to share one day!
If you’re planning a household holiday New Year’s Eve party and need some inspo, I gotchu! Even though we aren’t hosting grand parties, champagne is a must no matter what!
Serve yourself and your family these delish mimosas. They’re not overly sweet and taste absolutely refreshing with the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.
Plus, who doesn’t love a mimosa? The swap of orange juice for pink grapefruit juice is so gooood! Plus, grapefruits are in season in the winter, so head to the store and grab yourself some gorgeous ruby red ones!
It’s the perfect complement to dry champagne and we added in a splash of triple sec and lime juice so this mimosa is full of citrusy, zesty bubbly flavor!
What are Mimosas?
Mimosas are traditionally made with orange juice. It’s a simple 1:1 ratio of dry champagne to orange juice. This recipe replaces the OJ with grapefruit juice. You can find other variations of mimosas using cranberry juice, pineapple juice, etc.
Typically, you serve mimosas in flutes or tall narrow glasses to help the drink maintain it’s bubbles! Although, you can improvise and use other glasses if you don’t have flutes.
I don’t have traditional champagne flutes, so I used a different tall glass instead. So really, use whatever glass floats your boat! It’s really about the delish drink anyway, right?
Making the Drink
If you’re using traditional champagne flutes, they hold only about 6-7 ounces of liquid. You can eye ball things by just filling half the glass with grapefruit juice, then add the lime juice and triple sec and finally top it off with champagne.
However, if you’re like me with a massive tall glass and need to double the measurements, follow the recipe for the right measurements. The main thing I find is not adding too much triple sec.
- 2 ounces dry champagne or prosecto
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1/2 ounces triple sec
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- mint for garnish
- In a champagne flute, add the freshly squeezed grapefruit juice.
- Add the lime juice and triple sec.
- Top with champagne and garnish with mint if desired.
- I highly recommend using freshly squeezed grapefruit juice rather than store-bought juice. Packaged juice will work just fine, but the fresh citrus is even more amazing and zesty from fresh fruit!
- If using champagne flutes, fill the flute almost halfway. Then add the lime juice and triple sec. Finish making the drink by filling the rest of the flute with champagne.
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