Sunrise Mimosa ~ just 3 ingredients ~ orange juice, prosecco + grenadine for a delicious, jazzed up cocktail that’s the ultimate addition to brunch at home!
In honor of all the moms on Mother’s Day or anytime you’re craving a delicious cocktail I’m bringing you this beautiful Sunrise Mimosa.
Bursting with fresh citrus flavor, bubbly prosecco and a splash of grenadine for that sunrise affect, this cocktail begs for an appearance at your next brunch. Who’s in?
I enjoy a tasty Margarita but other than that I pretty much stick to wine. When it comes to brunch though – if cocktails aren’t served isn’t it really just a late breakfast?
You can use either prosecco or champagne in this recipe. Both will be delicious – prosecco tends to be a little less expensive and is what I like in mine.
Can I add Tequila?
Absolutely! It’ll bring the taste a little closer to the classic Tequila Sunrise, a cocktail my husband makes which is also the inspiration behind this recipe.
What’s in a Sunrise Mimosa?
- Good quality orange juice
- Prosecco (can substitute champagne)
- Grenadine (for the sunrise appearance!)
How to make a Sunrise Mimosa:
Start with chilled orange juice and prosecco (or champagne). Slowly pour the prosecco into the champagne flute or wine glass until it’s 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full (I prefer mine 3/4). Then top off the glass with orange juice until it’s full (don’t stir).
Next add a splash of grenadine and you’re ready to sip (if you’d like to garnish your Sunrise Mimosa use maraschino cherries or fresh fruit). Cheers!
What to serve with a Sunrise Mimosa:
When it comes to brunch, I have two favorites – one sweet and one savory. Either would be great with these mimosas and they each have two cooking options: prep the night before, refrigerate and bake in the morning or assemble and bake right away.
The French Toast Casserole starts with custard laced baked brioche bread and finished with cinnamon-sugar pecan praline topping. Eat as-is or drizzle warm maple syrup over the top.
The Sausage Egg Casserole has eggs and breakfast sausage plus bites of potatoes and gooey melted cheese. We like it with fresh-baked biscuits and jam.
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- 1 quart orange juice good quality
- 750 ml bottle Prosecco may use champagne
- 12 ounce bottle Grenadine
- Start with chilled orange juice and Prosecco (or champagne). Slowly pour the Prosecco into the champagne flute or wine glass until it's about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way full (I prefer 3/4) then top with orange juice until the glass is full (don't stir!).
- Add a splash of grenadine and if you'd like garnish with maraschino cherries or fresh fruit then drink right away.