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Strawberry Mimosas 🍓🍊🥂
You can’t go out to a nice brunch without seeing or ordering a Mimosa these days. This traditional drink is currently gaining in popularity, and likely dates back to the 1920’s.
A Mimosa is the refreshingly simple combination of citrus (orange juice) and champagne 🍾 enjoyed by many on a Sunday morning.
Picture this: Throw a backyard Sunday Brunch for all your friends this summer, and offer plenty of creative non-alcoholic drinks along with the traditional party favorites. I have a feeling this beautiful gesture will be very appreciated!
In celebration of summer and working towards healthier lifestyles, I’ve decided to create & share a bunch of “mocktails” for our website during June.
So if you’re wanting to go Alcohol-Free a bit more often, I’ve got you covered with lots of refreshing, delicious, and creative cocktail alternatives!
Let’s celebrate this beautiful life with inspired food & drinks that also leave us FEELING great!
Obviously Champagne makes up a good portion of a traditional Mimosa, but since we’re skipping Champagne more often this summer – I got creative! This mixture of fresh lime juice and sparking water gives our mocktail Mimosas the tangy, fresh, and bubbly taste we’re looking for!
➡️ What does “muddle” mean?
Muddling is a technique used for drinks to gently mash berries, herbs (like fresh mint or basil leaves), or fruit (like lemon or orange wedges), to release their juices, natural oils, and flavors. We don’t want to mash things into a complete pulp – just a few firm presses with a wooden spoon or spatula will do the trick!
🍋 ALWAYS use freshly-squeezed lemon/lime juice from an actual fresh lemon/lime. Bottled lemon juice from the store will give your drink a strange metallic or overly acidic taste.
🍊 I strongly recommend using freshly squeezed orange juice (preferably juiced by you, immediately before serving). Store bought orange juice is just not the same. For absolute best flavor, juice your own oranges.
- 3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries, muddled
- 2 Tbsps fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1 cup sparkling water
Muddle the strawberries equally into 6 glasses. Fill glasses with ice to your preference.
Divide your freshly squeezed orange juice and lime juice equally into each glass, then give each a little stir.
Top with a good splash of sparkling water and serve immediately.