We are in the tale end of January. Making it the perfect time to unwind with a brunch favorite spruced up with a winter citrus. I'm talking grapefruit mimosas! Bubbly, while delicately tart and tangy, the grapefruit mimosa is my brunch beverage of choice during this winter season.Jump to Recipe
Grapefruits come into season in January and stay around into early summer. During this time, the citrus fruit ripens to its sweetest and juiciest point. Making this the best time of the year to enjoy a grapefruit mimosa or two.
To learn the ins and outs of how to make the perfect mimosa, visit the classic marvelous mimosas post, aka Your Guide to Making Marvelous Mimosas.
The grapefruit mimosa is a simple and refreshing cocktail that only calls for two ingredients, Champagne and grapefruit juice!
- Champagne: Since grapefruit is not quite as sweet as orange juice, a mildly dry Champagne would best balance out the grapefruit juice. Avoid Brut Champagne since it may make the mimosas too dry tasting.
- Grapefruit: Juicing your own grapefruits with either a handheld or electric juicer will yield the best tasting and highest quality juice. The next best choice is to pick up a bottle of pulp free grapefruit juice. My go-to is Simply Grapefruit.
See recipe card for quantities.
Allow the Champagne and grapefruit juice to chill in the refrigerator. Do not pour your mimosas until right before consuming, since this beverage is best enjoyed chilled.
When ready to assemble, simply fill the glass with equal parts grapefruit juice and Champagne. Start by filling the glass midway with grapefruit juice. Then continue to fill the glass with Champagne, leaving room at the top for bubbling and movement to avoid spilling.
Garnish with a grapefruit slice and rosemary twig if desired, and there you have it, a perfect winter grapefruit mimosa! Cheers!
For a Crowd
Prep the area you will be placing the mimosa pitcher with clean glasses and garnishes. Right when guests start to arrive, get the pitcher of mimosas ready by pouring about 3 cups of grapefruit juice in the pitcher, followed by a bottle of Champagne (1.5L). Do not mix, and it's ready to serve!
Grapefruit Mimosas Recipe
- 1 bottle (1.5L) dry Champagne
- 3 cups grapefruit juice
Individual Grapefruit Mimosa Serving
- Fill the glass midway with chilled grapefruit juice.
- Then fill the remaining portion of the glass with Champagne, leaving room at the top for bubbling and movement to avoid spilling.
- Add garnishes as desired. Ready to serve!
Pitcher of Grapefruit Mimosas
- Pour 3 cups of chilled grapefruit juice into a pitcher.
- Then pour the entire bottle of chilled Champagne into the pitcher.
- Do not mix or stir. Ready to serve!
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