Breakfast in bed is one of the sweetest romantic gestures you can make for the special person in your life. But, how do you turn an ordinary breakfast into a spectacular one? The answer, of course, is mimosas! Here are five creative recipes for this classic breakfast cocktail, so you can cheers to many more years of romantic bliss this Valentine’s Day.
Start Valentine’s Day Right With These Delicious Mimosa Recipes
The traditional mimosa calls for prosecco and orange juice, but you can get a lot more creative than that! Try these fancy mimosas for a romantic twist on a classic breakfast cocktail.
Many of these cocktails use herb-infused simple syrups, so if you’ve got your own herb garden at home, this is a great opportunity to use them! Simple syrups are easy to make””just melt one cup of sugar and one cup of water in a saucepan on the stovetop, then add in a big handful of the herb of your choice and let it simmer for one hour. Strain it, cool it, and it’s ready to use!
Pomegranate Sage Mimosa
This juicy red pomegranate cocktail has a tantalizing blend of rich, complex flavours””the perfect romantic touch for a Valentine’s Day breakfast.
- Prosecco or cava
- 1 lime wedge
- White granulated sugar
- Pomegranate juice
- Pomegranate seeds
- Sage simple syrup
- Sage leaves for garnish
Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of each champagne flute, then coat the rims with white granulated sugar. Add one tbsp of sage simple syrup, fill the glass halfway with your sparkling wine, then top it off with pomegranate juice. Add in a few pomegranate seeds and a single sage leaf for garnish.
Lychee Rose Mimosa
When you imagine a grand romantic gesture, roses or rose petals are usually part of the equation. This deliciously fragrant mimosa uses rosewater””if you don’t know where to find some, check to see if there’s a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean market in your area. It’s quite inexpensive, and it has so many different uses!
- Sparkling rosÃ© wine
- Lychee syrup (the syrup in a can of lychee will work perfectly)
- Rose petals for garnish
Add 1 ½ ounces of lychee syrup to each glass, followed by 1 ounce of rosewater. Top it off with your sparkling rosÃ© and a rose petal or two for garnish.
Blueberry Lavender Mimosa
For this cocktail, you’ll want to make a lavender simple syrup following the instructions provided above, but add 1 ½ cups of fresh blueberries, a heaping spoonful of blueberry jam, and 1 tbsp of lemon juice into the mix. Simmer, strain, and it’s ready to use.
- Prosecco or cava
- Blueberry lavender syrup
- Blueberries and lavender sprigs for garnish
Add 2″“3 tablespoons of blueberry lavender syrup into each glass, depending on your preferred level of sweetness. Top it off with sparkling wine, then add in a few blueberries and a sprig of lavender for garnish.
Blood Orange Basil Mimosas
Instead of regular orange juice, bring out the juicer from the back of the cupboard and make some freshly squeezed blood orange juice! The deep blush colour is perfect for Valentine’s Day, and a single slice used as a garnish makes for a highly Instagram-worthy cocktail. I mean, if you didn’t clink glasses in a Boomerang, did you even have mimosas?
- Freshly squeezed blood orange juice (you’ll need at least 4″“5 oranges)
- Prosecco or cava
- Basil simple syrup
- Basil leaves and blood orange slices for garnish
Add 2 tbsp of basil simple syrup to each glass, then fill halfway with blood orange juice and top it off with sparkling wine. Garnish with a blood orange wedge and a single basil leaf.
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