December 13th, 2013 No Comments

Classic Mimosas for Christmas Brunch

I’m always gathering punch recipes or special cocktail recipes for the holidays but I forget about what to serve for Christmas brunch sometimes. A classic mimosa is a perfect celebratory drink for Christmas day. Usually two-thirds champagne and one-third orange juice, you can really do any combination that suits your taste. Blood Orange juice can be used (like you see above), Prosecco can be substituted for champagne and a dash of Triple Sec can be added if you wish. Garnish with a strawberry slice, orange slice or even a mint leaf. Set up a self-serve bar if you are having more of a buffet so everyone can make their own and put as much or as little champagne in as they like. Mimosas don’t always have to be served in flutes either. If you have different sized wine glasses or even all different sized glasses, it can be a way for your guests to know which one is theirs. So you don’t have to run out and get a ‘matching’ set of glasses, use whatever you have in a clear glass.

If you are looking for suggestions for glasses though visit my shop. I love our etched glasses from Japan and our tall slender tumblers to serve champagne or mimosas in.