Strawberry mimosas are the perfect brunch cocktail to ring in spring. With fresh squeezed orange juice and a layer of strawberry puree, these fruity champagne drinks are just what you need to make Easter and Mother’s Day feel extra special.
Spring and sunshine have me dreaming of sipping cocktails with brunch.
Even better if brunch is happening outside so I can feel the sunshine on my shoulders. That just sounds heavenly after a long gray winter.
These pretty strawberry mimosas are the perfect drink for just such an occasion.
The Perfect Way to Make Brunch Fancy
These lovely layered mimosas are the perfect way to add pizzazz to brunch.
The pretty strawberry layer on the bottom makes them feel extra special.
There is a little technique involved to make the drink layered, but it’s very easy.
How to Make a Strawberry Mimosa
Making mimosas is very easy.
Start by making the orange juice. To make it, cut oranges in half and juice them with an orange juice. If you don’t like pulp in your orange juice, pour the juice through a strainer over a large bowl.
Once you have made your juice, set it aside and then wash and dry the strawberries. Remove the tops, hull the insides and cut them in half. Use a food processor or blender to pulse the strawberries.
Once they’ve started to come together, turn the food processor to low speed and then move to high speed. Keep processing until the strawberries are blended into a puree, stopping and scraping down the sides as needed.
Now that you’ve made the puree, you can pour equal amounts of puree into 4 champagne glasses. Then top the puree with champagne and the fresh squeezed orange juice.
Finish them off by garnishing them with fresh strawberries, orange slices or mint leaves.
What if my strawberries aren’t sweet?
Depending on the time of year, your strawberries may be sweet or slightly sour.
If they are on the sour side, you can sweeten them with a little sugar before you puree them. Then taste the puree and sweeten the puree more if you like your drinks or your strawberries sweeter.
Tips and Tricks
Making strawberry mimosas is very easy. Follow these tips and tricks to make them your favorite spring brunch cocktail each time:
- Adding the strawberry puree to the bottom of the glass is to make the drink look pretty. You can stir the drink to allow the strawberry flavor to run throughout the drink, but you won’t get the pretty layers.
- You can also reverse the order you add the ingredients to the glass by pouring the champagne first, then the orange juice and then topping with the strawberry puree. The pretty layers won’t happen but the flavors will be nicely combined.
- If you are looking for a nonalcoholic alternative, you can substitute non alcoholic champagne or sparkling cider.
Other Creative Mimosas
These strawberry mimosas are the perfect way to celebrate spring occasions. Make this fun mimosa recipe for your next special brunch.
Looking for other creative mimosa recipes? Try these:
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- Brut Champagne chilled
- 8-10 medium-sized oranges
- 1 lb strawberries
- Sugar optional
- Orange Slices
- Cut oranges in half and press over an orange juicer. Remove seeds, if any. If you do not like pulp in your orange juice, pour over a fine mesh strainer with a large bowl underneath. Set juice aside
- Wash and dry strawberries. Cut the tops off and hull the insides. Chop in half and place in a food processor or blender. Add sugar if desired, for extra sweetness. Begin by pulsing the strawberries, and then blend on low speed, moving to high speed until the strawberries are blended into a puree, stopping and scraping down the sides as needed.
- Evenly divide the puree into 4 champagne flutes. Add champagne to the halfway point in the glass. Top with fresh squeezed orange juice.
- Top with sliced strawberries on the rim of each glass. Add mint leaves or orange slices, as desired. Enjoy!