A mimosa is an essential component of every successful brunch. Although orange juice and Champagne are the traditional ingredients in a mimosa, the fundamental recipe may serve as a starting point for an almost infinite number of creative mimosa variations (think watermelon, grapefruit, blood orange, or even strawberry mimosas!).
For this recipe for strawberry mimosa, I began by removing the stems from a quart of fresh strawberries before blending them in a blender along with a touch of orange juice. Before pouring the mixture into a Champagne flute directly, I passed it through a sieve with a fine mesh to eliminate any pulp and seeds that could have been present. After that, I added additional sparkling wine to finish it off. You may now start preparing for brunch!
How to Determine Which Sparkling Wine to Buy
It is not necessary to spend a lot of money in order to get the perfect sparkling wine for your mimosas. Even if you’ll be looking for something sparkling that has a fantastic flavor on its own, you don’t have to go for the most costly brands on the store.
Champagne is the beverage of choice, but other options such as prosecco from Italy or cava from Spain are equally delectable choices. While cava typically displays flavors of citrus, Prosecco is known to have a little more pronounced tendency toward sweetness than Champagne does. If you really wanted to take the pink colour of the strawberry mimosa to the next level, you could even try using a pink sparkling wine in this recipe. If you want to prepare a mocktail that anybody can enjoy, feel free to use a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling cider. Both of these beverages have the same bubbly texture as their alcoholic counterparts.
What Are the Ingredients in a Strawberry Mimosa?
Fresh strawberries, orange juice, and champagne (or another type of sparkling wine) are the three primary ingredients in a strawberry mimosa.
How to Serve Mimosas with Fresh Strawberries
To make a strawberry mimosa, all you need is a fresh strawberry or even just a twist of orange peel for the garnish. There are two ways to make a mimosa: one is to prepare it individually to order, and the other is to make it in a huge pitcher so that visitors may serve themselves.
- 1 pint of fresh strawberries, which is equivalent to around 12 ounces.
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 bottle (750 ml) of champagne, prosecco, cava, or any type of sparkling wine served cold
- 6 miniature strawberries, for the garnish (not required).
- Place a strainer with a fine mesh over a bowl of medium size.
- Remove the stems from one pint of fresh strawberries, then cut each strawberry into four equal pieces. Put the ingredients in a blender. After adding a half cup of orange juice, mix the ingredients together for about 30 seconds on high speed until they are completely incorporated and smooth. Pour everything through the sieve, working it through with a flexible spatula and scraping the underside of the strainer occasionally with the spatula (this should yield around 1 1/2 cups), then throw away everything that was in the strainer.
- For a single mimosa: A champagne flute should have a quarter of a cup of strawberry purée poured into it. Pour in a half cup of cold sparkling wine very slowly; it will start to bubble as you pour it in. Serve the drink as soon as it has been garnished with a tiny strawberry (the strawberry should have a slit cut into it so that it can be placed on the rim of the glass).
- Pour all of the strawberry purée into a pitcher that has a capacity of at least 5 cups to make a batch of mimosas. Pour in 1 bottle (750 ml) of chilled sparkling wine very slowly (the wine will start to bubble as you pour it in). Maintain a cool temperature and serve immediately from the pitcher, adding strawberries as a garnish if preferred.