Don't let the orange hue fool you; these mimosas aren't made with oranges — instead, they're made fruity with the help of mango purée and grapefruit juice. Mango thickens and sweetens the mimosa, while the grapefruit provides a crispness that complements the sparkling wine. Nothing beats fresh, so if you have time, then whirl up ripe mango chunks in a food processor to make homemade mango purée and squeeze some grapefruits in a citrus juicer.
Add more or less grapefruit juice to the sparkler to make the cocktail strong (or weak) enough to your liking.
- 2 tablespoons mango purée, homemade or store-bought
- 3 ounces grapefruit juice, homemade or storebought
- Sparkling wine, to top
- Spoon mango purée into a champagne flute, then pour in grapefruit juice. Slowly top with sparkling wine in several increments so it does not bubble over. Stir once with a cocktail spoon, and serve immediately.
- Drinks, Cocktails
- North American
- Makes 1 cocktail