This classic brunch cocktail brings all of the deliciousness found in a traditional mimosa with the addition of lemon and raspberry flavors. Raise your champagne flute, because this sparkling drink is worth toasting to!
Dust off your champagne glasses, friends, because you're going to want to add this recipe to your Sunday brunch menu. Made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, tart raspberry puree, sweet simple syrup and sparkling wine, it's everything you love about the classic mimosa with a fun twist. Your taste buds will thank me.
Mother's Day Brunch
You're a mom? You deserve a tall glass of this cocktail. Not a mom but know someone who is? Fill a glass for both of you. Seriously, it isn't just about the fact that we birth entire humans - though that in itself should grant automatic bottomless mimosas for life. No, this is far bigger than pushing out a watermelon out of our hoo-has. It's the scraping green sparkly slim off the coffee table, stepping on Legos before having had a sip of coffee and bribing the offspring on a daily basis to get dressed like a damn hostage negotiation situation. All moms deserve all the mimosas. If you're not into alcohol for whatever reason, worry not; this recipe can easily be modified to a non-alcoholic mimosa.
Also, this simple mimosa recipe isn't exclusive to Mother's Day. It can be served for any special occasion. Valentine's Day would especially work since the fresh raspberries turn the pretty drink pink! Honestly, you could serve this perfect mimosa to me on Christmas morning, St. Patrick's Day, Cinco de Mayo, even World Mosquito Day (it's a thing, Google it). Pop the bubbly and pour champagne into my glass.
If you're not drinking alcohol for whatever reason, worry not; a non-alcoholic version of this recipe can easily be achieved. Simply switch out the regular champagne for an alcohol-free variety! (Don't roll your eyes, I never said it was rocket science.)
Need recommendations? Here are my favourite non-alcoholic sparkling wines:
- Chateau de Fleur Champagnette: Crisp with hints of apple and pear
- St. Regis Brut Non-Alcoholic Wine: Crisp, toasty with tree fruit nuances
- Freixenet Alcohol Free Sparkling Wine: Citrus and fruity
Put the Cocktail Shaker Down
Do I love a good shaken cocktail? Absolutely. Do I prefer mixing drinks that don't require a cocktail shaker because I'm lazy and hate washing dishes? You bet I do. This delicious lemon raspberry mimosa caters to my laziness, all while delivering the best champagne cocktail.
You may be thinking that washing a few dishes isn't a big deal, and you would have every right to judge me. But if there's one thing that my food blogging friends understand it's the effect a sink full of dishes has on our wellbeing.
Bit of a Twist
By definition, a mimosa is comprised of champagne and citrus juice. The addition of fresh berries puts a slight spin on the classic cocktail. Is it a completely novel idea? Probably not. But does it really matter when the recipe creates such a perfect drink? I think not, my friend. I think not.
Clink Your Glasses
Listen, I'm not going to judge if you decide to drink this beautiful pink mimosa in a red wine glass. I won't even raise a brow should you pound it back with the help of a solo cup. This doesn't mean that I don't encourage you to enjoy this delicious drink in a proper champagne flute.
To make things ultra simple, I've sharing my favourite champagne glasses from Amazon:
- Beneti Square Edge Blown Glass
- Rovsya Hand Blown Crystal Flutes
- Waterford Love Forever Champagne Flutes
Raspberry Simple Syrup
While store-bought simple syrup is entirely alright to use for this recipe, I do encourage you to make your own. It's so easy and lasts up to a month when stored properly in the refrigerator. If you want to give it a whirl, try this Raspberry Simple Syrup!
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Lemon Raspberry Mimosa
- 2-3 oz Lemonade Store-bought or Homemade
- 1 oz Raspberry simple syrup Store-bought or Homemade
- 2-3 oz Sparkling wine
- Raspberries Fresh, for garnish, optional
- Lemon rind For garnish, optional
- Add lemonade, raspberry simple syrup and sparkling wine in a champagne flute. Garnish with fresh raspberries and lemon rind. Serve and enjoy!
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