In these times, we are all looking for the bright spots and sometimes all is needed to lighten up our moods is a bright looking drink. If said drink asks for some Champagne or a good sparkling wine, even better.
A cocktail that never fails to brighten up my day is the classic Mimosa Cocktail. With its bright sunny appearance, it is a highlight on any occasion.
The classic Mimosa cocktail calls for one part champagne and one part orange juice. In the best of cases the later freshly squeezed.
That’s it. That’s all you need to make one of the most classic and most popular drinks.
The Mimosa is a drink that works on any occasion. However, because half of the drink is juice, it is particularly suitable for brunch invitations as it will keep down the alcohol level.
It’s no secret that any popular cocktail over time typically sees a large range of variations. The Mimosa cocktail is no exception. Whether the orange juice will be swapped for other juices such as grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple and many more, or possibly adding a splash of Cointreau, lavender syrup and other cordials, there are nearly unlimited ways to get creative here.
With the long Easter weekend just around the corner and thinking many of you are serving the traditional Easter brunch buffet – even though looking at smaller numbers around the table this year – mixing together this Carrot Mimosa might be a fun addition.
Off course you could just use a store-bought carrot juice. But for the best quality of your cocktail, a freshly made carrot juice would be truly the next level.
You also could give your Carrot Mimosa a further twist mixing it with blood orange juice.
Homemade carrot juice
Peel one bunch of carrots, rinse them under running cold water then cut them into pieces.
Add the pieces to a blender and add around 250 to 300 ml of water. Blend until obtaining a thick smooth puree.
Strain the puree through a fine sieve, using a spoon to press the juice out.
You can store the carrot juice for up to two days in the fridge. However, it really is best consumed fresh. Thus, if you can, make the juice just shortly before preparing your Carrot Mimosa.
Making the Carrot Mimosa Cocktail
Making this Carrot Mimosa is as easy as making the classic Mimosa cocktail.
All you need is pouring one part carrot juice and one part Champagne or sparkling wine in a Champagne glass.
If you want to give your cocktail a further twist, just pour one part carrot juice, one part freshly squeezed blood orange juice and two parts Champagne or sparkling wine.
Garnish with the green of the carrots or an orange wheel.