I love mimosas. The combination of orange juice and champagne, all rolled into one delicious beverage? Sign me up. Usually whenever I’ve had one, it’s at a family gathering. Whether it’s a bridal shower, baby shower, or any other female gathering during the day (and sometimes even in the evenings), it’s always been a girl thing. But hey, I think they should be for all adults. They’re so refreshing!
Several years ago, my husband and I were in the grocery store, snooping through the wine section and looking at different bottles of champagne…and there it was – strawberry champagne. We both looked at each other and said, “Hmm, really? Let’s get it.” So, we tried it out. I’ve never really been a huge fan of champagne, but would drink it for a special occasion or event (or when it’s mixed in a mimosa), but I could easily drink strawberry champagne at any event. When I made the Orange Julius the other day, the orange in the drink made me think of mimosas, then I started to think about using the strawberry champagne instead of the regular. It was a chain of events. But, I also love pineapple and orange juice mixed together. Why not? I thought to myself as I was putting the ingredients together in my head. Let’s give it a shot. I was just talking to my cousin earlier, and told her that usually when I make a beverage when experimenting with recipes, I’ll just take a sip and store the rest in the refrigerator…not this time. I ended up bringing it back upstairs with me to finish it off. Good thing it’s only a total of 4 ounces in this glass.
Makes (4) four ounce glasses
5 ounces orange juice
3 ounces pineapple juice
8 ounces strawberry champagne
Mix ingredients together and pour into champagne glasses, serve chilled.
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