Guava Mimosas are a sweet variation of the classic brunch drink. Switching up the juice mixer is the easiest way to change up a drink, and guava is so often overlooked!
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The mimosa is the quintessential brunch drink, second only to a Bloody Mary.
The combination of orange juice and dry champagne is heavenly, but I love to switch up classics with new flavors, as evident in this Strawberry Mimosa recipe.
My mom recently introduced me to the line of juices made by Ceres, a brand she grew up on in South Africa and was thrilled to find in the States. As such, I’ve fallen in love with Ceres guava juice.
Guavas have a beautiful pinkish orange color, and the flavor is sweet, tropical and slightly tart, similar to a strawberry, kiwi or passionfruit.
Add some champagne, and you’ve got a perfect twist on this brunch staple to enjoy any time.
It’s best to use a dry (not sweet) sparkling wine, such as brut champagne or prosecco. Be sure to keep all the ingredients chilled as there’s nothing worse than a warm mimosa.
If your grocery store doesn’t carry Ceres juices, you’re likely to find guava juice in either the juice aisle or with the Latin foods, or you can look for it at a Latin grocery store. It’s quite lovely on its own, as well.
Also, I will happily take requests for drink recipes. I love trying and modifying recipes of any kind, but if there’s a drink you’d like to learn how to make at home, let me know and I’ll put my bar tending skills to work.
Happy brunching! // susannah
- 2 ounces guava juice
- 4 ounces brut champagne
- Fill a champagne flute 1/3- to 1/2-full with guava juice.
- Slowly top with champagne, careful to fill to the top of the glass without letting it overflow. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 0g