Grapefruit juice and sparkling wine make a Tangy Grapefruit Mimosa so good it’s a shame to only have it at brunch! Post may contain affiliate links.
Tangy Grapefruit Mimosa
You know what’s a shame? That we primarily only have mimosas at brunch. Oh I get it. It’s made with orange juice and orange juice is for breakfast. Champagne is not for breakfast unless you just one an Oscar last night. Mix a little orange juice with your champagne and now you have a completely acceptable breakfast cocktail! Mimosas are definitely my drink of choice at brunch, since I am not a huge Bloody Mary fan. But they are such a fun, festive and tasty drink, I’m pulling them from brunch duty and making them an anytime of day cocktail.
Like this Tangy Grapefruit Mimosa. I needed a cocktail for New Year’s Eve. Something festive. And yes, I could have just drank champagne or sparkling wine, but with a little grapefruit juice added, it became a little more special. What I love about mimosas is that you can be naughty or nice. Completely play with the ratio. Feeling naughty? Use more champagne. Feeling nice? Use more juice. In my case, since I had a couple of hours of cocktail drinking ahead of me, I went nice and used 3 parts juice to one part sparkling wine. I had regular grapefruit juice, but just think how pretty this would be with pink grapefruit juice – perfect for Valentine’s Day!
- 3 oz grapefruit juice, chilled
- 1 oz champagne or sparkling wine, chilled
- grapefruit wedge for garnish
- Pour grapefruit juice into chilled Champagne flute. Top with Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.