Pomegranate Mimosa

Start your weekend with this ruby-red Pomegranate Mimosa recipe. This sweet and slightly tart cocktail is perfect for brunch or the holidays.

flute filled with pomegranate mimosa and garnished with a sprig of rosemary

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Mimosa

If you’re not familiar with mimosas, they’re a cocktail typically made with champagne and chilled citrus juice, specifically, orange juice unless otherwise noted. Traditionally, it is served in tall champagne flutes.

Most often they are enjoyed at brunch. They are also popular drinks at weddings or birthdays. In the case of this recipe, it’s perfect for the holiday season. This is a seasonal cocktail that will take you all the way from when the leaves start falling in October through the New Year.

Christmas Mimosa

If you’re looking for a simple cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year, then this Pomegranate Mimosa is the recipe you’re looking for. This drink is eye-catching with its ruby-red color and rosemary garnish.

pomegranate mimosa garnished with rosemary

How to make Pomegranate Mimosa

Ingredients

  • champagne or sparkling wine – look for Brut or Extra Brut on the label. You can also use Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) or Cava (Spanish sparkling wine). For a non-alcoholic drink, use sparkling grape juice.
  • pomegranate juice
  • lime juice – fresh is best, although bottled will work in a pinch.
  • pomegranate arils
  • rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the champagne or sparkling wine into the champagne flutes until about half full.
  2. Next, pour the pomegranate juice in the flute until the champagne becomes a deep red color, leaving about an inch or two from the top of the glass.
  3. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and add a spoonful of the pomegranate arils.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and serve immediately.
how to make pomegranate mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa FAQs

What alcohol goes well with pomegranate juice?

Vodka and rum are great choices. It also pairs well with champagne or sparkling wine, like in this Pomegranate Mimosa recipe!

What champagne do you use for mimosas?

If using champagne, look for Brut or Extra Brut on the label. You can also use Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine) or Cava (Spanish sparkling wine).

When should you drink a mimosa?

Typically, they are served in tall champagne flutes as part of a brunch, wedding, birthdays, or holidays. Really, these simple cocktails are perfect for any occasion.

How much champagne should I buy for a Mimosa Bar?

Plan on one bottle of champagne for every 1.5 to 2 people. For 15-20 people, you would need 10 bottles.

Recipe Tips

  • You may have leftover pomegranate juice. Use it in other recipes or drink it on its own as is.
  • Serve this with sparkling grape juice in place of the champagne for a non-alcoholic option.
  • For best taste and results, be sure all ingredients are chilled.
  • Try rimming the flutes with lime juice and dipping them in granulated sugar or use red and green sanding sugar.
four pomegranate mimosas on metal serving tray

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Pomegranate Mimosa

Yield:
4 drinks
Prep Time:
8 minutes
Total Time:
8 minutes

Start your weekend with this ruby-red Pomegranate Mimosa recipe. This sweet and slightly tart cocktail is perfect for brunch or the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pour the champagne or sparkling wine into the champagne flutes until about half full.
  2. Next, pour the pomegranate juice in the flute until the champagne becomes a deep red color, leaving about an inch or two from the top of the glass.
  3. Pour in 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and add a spoonful of the pomegranate arils.
  4. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary and serve immediately.

Notes

  • You may have leftover pomegranate juice. Use it in other recipes or drink it on its own as is.
  • Serve this with sparkling grape juice in place of the champagne for a non-alcoholic option.
  • For best taste and results, be sure all ingredients are chilled.
  • Try rimming the flutes with lime juice and dipping them in granulated sugar or use red and green sanding sugar

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 1 drink

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 280Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 20gProtein: 2g

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