Strawberry Mimosas just make brunch rosy! Whether you make them for a weekend with gal pals, a wedding shower or a celebration like Easter, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day, these sparkling pink mimosas are the perfect way to toast the day ahead.
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One of the best qualities of springtime is getting to spend time with people. The winter holidays are always splendid for this too, but it’s the months afterward that make me more introverted.
After a super cold winter like this one, I feel like I am finally coming out of hibernation.
And brunch is the best way to do it.
Brunch has been a BIG focus for me lately.
Whether it’s been grabbing brunch out on the weekend with a friend or enjoying a smorgasbord at home, I have been all about that breakfast-lunch combo.
Another thing I love about springtime is crafting with my mom. She came over last weekend for brunch and to help me with some around-the-house projects.
With her help, we matted, framed and hung up some posters that Chris and I bought in Nashville and then Mom and I played around in my photo studio.
Next was crafting. Mom and I always seem to get into springtime crafts.
Now I’m rambling. But seriously: Brunch + crafts = springtime.
So with Easter coming up this weekend, and Mother’s Day soon after that, I’m excited to present to you the brunchiest springtime cocktail: Strawberry Mimosas.
‘Brunchiest’ is a word now because I just used it. You’re welcome. I’ll use it in another sentence, just in case it didn’t make sense the first time:
Strawberry Mimosas are the pinkest, prettiest, brunchiest cocktail you can make for any spring gathering.
What is a mimosa?
A mimosa is a cocktail made with orange juice that’s topped with champagne.
But if you’re not an OJ lover, the classic mimosa isn’t for you.
Instead, you will love trying strawberry mimosas without orange juice. Still festive and sweet, but sans OJ!
What are strawberry mimosas?
Strawberry mimosas are cocktails that are bright, rosy and full of flavor. If you like classic mimosas and strawberries, you’ll love these.
Pureed strawberries make for a sweeter version of the brunchtime classic.
The sweetness of fresh strawberries married with a dry or semi-dry champagne is a match made in brunch heaven.
What kind of champagne is good in a mimosa?
Because mimosas are typically sweet, I suggest a drier champagne or sparkling wine, like prosecco, because you will want your bubbly to have a bit of a bite.
If you aren’t sure what kind of champagne to buy, you’re in luck because I have a guide for you that explains how to choose a sparkling wine.
For strawberry mimosas, definitely stick to a sparkling wine on the drier side to pair with the sweet berries. Look for words like brut or dry on the label.
How to puree strawberries
Making a strawberry puree is easy! It’s just a few simple steps.
- First, wash your strawberries and pat them dry with a paper towel.
- Then hull the strawberries to remove the leaves and stems. I use a strawberry huller tool like this, but you can also use a paring knife to cut off the leaves.
- Throw the hulled strawberries into your blender and turn it on medium speed. Blend until they are smooth. Some seeds will remain, but you don’t want any chunks of berries.
- Strain the mixture into a jar with a fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds or lingering chunks.
Then you’re all set to use strawberry puree to make mimosas!
When to serve strawberry mimosas
Strawberry Mimosas are a perfect choice for wedding shower menus, girlfriend brunches at home and crafternoons with your mom.
It’s also a really different drink for celebrating Easter brunch, Mother’s Day breakfast or even a Valentine’s Day date night. Classic is nice, but switching things up is way more fun if you ask me!
P.S. Did you know you can make mimosas with beer?
Now that strawberries are in season again, all the strawberry cocktails should be on your radar this spring!
Oh, and I plan to make a ton of Chocolate Covered Strawberries — you can never have too many of those.
Guess I need to go strawberry picking soon! (Followed by brunch, of course.) Enjoy! // susannah
- 6-8 fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
- 12 ounces champagne or any dry sparkling wine
- In a blender, puree strawberries until smooth.
- Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of the strawberry puree into the bottom of a champagne glass.
- Top with champagne and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g