Mahomies Mimosa: A classic KC Chiefs game-day cocktail. Take your mimosa to a whole new level by adding a touch of Tequila along with the effervescent charm of Prosecco. Finish it with a touch of grenadine for that dazzling sunrise effect. This libation is poised to steal the spotlight at your upcoming game-day bash. And, given my Kansas City roots, you can bet this Mimosa (with Prosecco) will flow freely as we gather with family and friends to cheer on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in their pursuit of another Super Bowl year.
Imagine a Mimosa so enchanting that it mirrors a radiant sunrise within your glass. The gentle bubbling of Prosecco dances with the vibrant hues of citrus juice and grenadine creating a dazzling visual masterpiece. With each sip, you're transported to the break of day, where the refreshing taste perfectly complements the beauty of the sunrise. It's a morning indulgence that awakens your senses and sets the tone for a day filled with celebration.
Mimosas are considered a brunch cocktail and represent a delightful fusion of breakfast and libations, introducing a touch of indulgence to leisurely mid-morning gatherings. Examples include the Thyme-Infused Grapefruit Vodka Cocktail, a Berry-Infused White Rum Mojito, or perhaps a Bourbon Smash with Fresh Peaches. These cocktails are a cherished tradition, uniting the pleasures of sipping and savoring in a relaxed, social setting.
What is Prosecco?
Prosecco is a popular Italian sparkling wine known for its effervescence and refreshing character. It's made primarily from the Glera grape variety, hailing from northeastern Italy. Prosecco is celebrated for its light and fruity profile, featuring notes of green apple, pear, and citrus. Whether enjoyed on its own or as a key ingredient in cocktails like Mimosas, Prosecco embodies the essence of Italian vivacity.
What you need for this Prosecco Mimosa
- Tequila. Orange Juice and Tequila have forever been considered a great pairing that ends in a Screwdriver or a Tequila Sunrise cocktail. So it just makes sense to add tequila to this Mimosa. But be careful, it adds a powerful punch to a well-beloved Saturday morning drink.
- Grand Marnier or Cointreau. Grand Marnier is a little more expensive and more complex liqueur than Cointreau. But the truth is you can use either one of these liqueurs.
- Prosecco or any Cava. The fizz and bubbles are what truly constitute a perfect Mimosa. Since you are combining this drink with other components, don't spend extra money on a bottle of Champagne. Prosecco or Cava is much more economical. Save the Champagne to toast on special occasions like weddings or an anniversary.
- Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice. I went with freshly squeezed because in my opinion, if you have the option, fresh is always better. But if you're serving a larger group of guests and need convenience, I would go with a good bottled orange juice without pulp. Avoid frozen concentrate.
- Grenadine. Grenadine is a non-alcoholic syrup that has a sweet yet tart taste and is characterized by its deep red color. It's made from pomegranates. Grenadine is what gives this drink a captivating sunset look.
How to Make this Mimosa (with Prosecco)
- Grab Flutes with Stems. Flutes with stems are the traditional Champagne and Mimosa glass and are best for bubbly drinks. Because they are tall and skinny, it helps preserve the fizz. The stems are great because it keeps your warm hands off of the mimosa preserving the chill of the drink.
- Chill the Ingredients. Prosecco, orange juice, and grenadine are chilled in the refrigerator and brought out right before making the Prosecco Mimosas. If you plan on using fresh oranges, squeeze them ahead of time and chill the juice in the refrigerator.
- Pour the Alcohol. Is there an order in pouring the alcohol for the cocktail? It doesn't matter with the Tequila or the Grand Marnier. They go in first and you need one ounce of each. The Prosecco goes in before the orange juice though and is best to tip the glass (like you would beer) to avoid bubbling over.
- Pour in the Orange Juice. In the classic Mimosa preparation, you begin by gently pouring the sparkling wine into the glass and then carefully layering it with the orange juice. That's the sequence I've followed in this recipe. However, it's worth noting that both methods are acceptable, and you can choose the order that suits your preference.
- A splash of Grenadine. This is where the true magic of the drink is revealed. A simple glass of prosecco mimosa is transformed into an enchanting sunrise exhibited in a glass. The grenadine is poured last and slowly. Because of its density, it sinks to the bottom of the glass creating a dawning daybreak display and providing a conversation starter among your guests.
- Add Garnishments. The "cherry on top" literally is part of the garnishing of this Mimosa. A simple slice of orange and a maraschino cherry on a cocktail pick makes the perfect accompaniment to the already dazzling drink.
Can you make a pitcher that serves a group?
Absolutely. When accommodating a large group, preparing a pitcher is the most convenient choice. I recommend making the pitcher, excluding the grenadine, just before your guests are due to arrive. Allowing it to sit for an extended period will cause the delightful fizz and bubbles to dissipate, resulting in a less enticing cocktail. When ready to serve, simply pour the drink into individual flutes and add the grenadine as the final touch.
Which Prosecco is Best for Mimosas?
When choosing a Prosecco for mimosas, it's typically best to opt for one that is moderately priced and labeled as "extra dry." The "extra dry" designation in Prosecco is slightly sweeter than "brut," which complements the acidity of citrus juice in a mimosa without making it overly sweet.
What is the Ratio for a Mimosa?
Traditionally, a Mimosa balances alcohol and juice in a one-to-one ratio, but I must confess, I tend to be a bit generous with a two-to-one ratio. However, for this unique Mimosa recipe, I blend one ounce each of Tequila and Grand Marnier, along with three ounces of Prosecco, four ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice, and, of course, a dash of grenadine for that signature hue. A word of caution: it's incredibly smooth but deceptively potent, so sip responsibly!
This Mimosa (with Prosecco) goes down incredibly smoothly, but I want to emphasize that it carries a substantial kick due to the extra liquor. Therefore, I strongly recommend exercising caution when indulging, as it could easily warrant the need for a designated driver. Naturally, on a relaxed Saturday morning in the cozy confines of your own space, feel free to savor it without any worries.
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Mimosa (with Prosecco)
Take your mimosa to a whole new level by adding a touch of Tequila along with the effervescent charm of Prosecco. With its captivating allure and lively burst of citrus and bubbles, this libation is poised to steal the spotlight at your next brunch get-together.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
- Category: Cocktails
- Method: No Cooking
- Cuisine: American
- 1 ounce Tequila
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier Liqueur (or Cointreau)
- 3 ounces Prosecco (or Cava)
- 4 ounces Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
- Splash of Grenadine to taste (according to your level of sweet preference)
- Orange Slice and Maraschino Cherries, for garnishment
- Measure out 1 ounce of Tequila and pour it into a Champagne flute.
- Measure out 1 ounce of Grand Marnier Liqueur (or Cointreau) and pour into the flute.
- Tilt the flute sideways and pour in 3 ounces of Prosecco (or Cava) slowly so it does not bubble over.
- Add 4 ounces of freshly squeezed orange juice to the glass.
- Slowly pour in a splash of grenadine for the sunrise effect.
- Garnish with a cocktail pick holding a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.
- SIP AND ENJOY!
- Grand Marnier is a more expensive and more complex liqueur than Cointreau. Cointreau or triple sec is best known for an ingredient in margaritas or cosmos so it's possible you have it in your liquor cabinet. Either one of these alcohols will work in this recipe.
- Don't spend extra money on a bottle of Champagne. Save the Champagne to toast on special occasions like weddings or an anniversary.
- Use Champagne flutes with stems. Because they are tall and skinny, it helps preserve the fizz. The stems are great because it keeps your warm hands off of the mimosa preserving the chill of the drink.
- Chill the Tequila, Prosecco, and orange juice beforehand. If you plan on using fresh oranges, squeeze them ahead of time and chill the juice in the refrigerator.
- The Prosecco goes in before the orange juice and is best to tip the glass (like you would beer) to avoid bubbling over.
- Don't open the Prosecco bottle until right before you are ready to pour otherwise it will go flat on you.
- The grenadine is poured last and slowly. Because of its density, it sinks to the bottom of the glass.
- When accommodating a large group, I recommend making the pitcher, excluding the grenadine, just before your guests are due to arrive. When ready to serve, simply pour the drink into individual flutes and add the grenadine as the final touch.
- Allowing to cocktail to sit for an extended period will cause the delightful fizz and bubbles to dissipate, resulting in a less enticing cocktail.
- Serving Size: 1 Flute Mimosa
- Calories: 267
- Sugar: 19 g
- Sodium: 2 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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