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Grapefruit mimosa with rosemary

Champagne (or prosecco) mixed with grapefruit juice that has been flavored with fresh rosemary.
Course cocktail, drinks and alcoholic beverages
Cuisine international
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
chilling the juice (optional) 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 drinks
Calories 93kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 cup champagne 1 PART, or prosecco or any other sparkling white wine
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice 1 PART, store-bought or freshly pressed
  • 1 twig rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar optional

Instructions

  • With a handle of a knife lightly bruise the rosemary twig then add with the grapefruit juice to a small pot. Heat slowly until almost boiling. Leave to cool then discard the rosemary.
  • Fill the champagne flute with champagne until it is a little less than half full.
  • Top with grapefruit juice (there's no need to stir the drink).
  • Cheers!

Notes

  • If you're using freshly pressed grapefruit juice: add 1 Tbsp of granulated sugar to the juice and strain the juice through a fine-mesh strainer to get rid of pulp pieces. You can also add sweetener to the store-bought juice if it's too tart for you. Instead of sugar, you can add honey.
  • You can garnish the glasses with small grapefruit wedges.
  • If you're short on time you can just bruise thoroughly 1 sprig of rosemary and let it infuse 1 cup of grapefruit juice for 5 mins (the rosemary flavor won't be unfortunately very noticeable).
  • Both grapefruit juice and champagne should be chilled (the best temperature to drink champagne is 8-10°C / 47-50°F). There is no need for ice in this drink. Just make sure that your ingredients are chilled.
  • The original mimosa drink contains 1 part of champagne and 1 part of orange juice. There are also other variations of this drink, where orange juice is replaced with cranberry juice, pineapple juice, apple cider or lemonade.
  • Champagne: I used 'brut' type. Instead of champagne, prosecco or any other sparkling wine will also work very well. You don't need to buy an expensive wine since we're mixing it with fruit juice - it will dilute its flavor.
  • What kind of glass should you use: Mimosas are served in champagne flutes. Champagne is sparkling wine so the long and narrow shape of the champagne flute is best to preserve these lovely bubbles. If you don't have champagne glasses at home use any narrow glasses that you have.
  • It doesn't really matter if you fill the glass with champagne or juice first. I like to start with the champagne because is less probable that you will overfill the glass with the champagne bubbles).
  • How to make it for a crowd: you can make this drink in a pitcher. Just bear in mind that this way you will lose some of the bubbles. I think this drink is so easy to make, that is just better to fill each glass separately.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcal