The classic Mimosa gets an update in this delicious mimosa sunrise recipe. Made simply with just three ingredients , it’s elegant and perfect for enjoying on the deck or balcony.
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If you love Champagne cocktails, then you are probably familiar with the classic mimosa recipe.
This delicious champagne cocktail is always a favorite at brunches and bridal showers and this sunrise version is perfect for taking those celebrations up a notch.
If you are a fan of the famous tequila sunrise or its cousin, the vodka sunrise, then you will like this sparkling wine version.
The sunrise version is even simpler as to make it, you follow the exact recipe as a classic mimosa with the addition of grenadine.
Sunrise Mimosa Recipe
You’ll love this bubbly combination of sparkling wine and juice that make it perfect for any celebration.
This drink gets its name from the pretty color that looks just like one of those gorgeous sunrises that just take your breath away.
This tasty cocktail is:
- Perfect for brunch
- Easy to make for a crowd
- Great for showers and daytime parties
Ready? Let’s make the sunrise mimosa
What Is In A Sunrise Mimosa?
You don’t need anything too complicated to make this sunrise mimosa cocktail.
Of course, a champagne flute is a must but other than that, you don’t need any special equipment like cocktail shakers or spoons.
Here’s what goes in a Mimosa Sunrise Cocktail:
Prosecco or similar sparkling Wine
You probably think that you need Champagne in your mimosa but in fact, cheaper sparkling wine like Prosecco (from Italy) or Cava (from Spain) is perfect for this drink as it goes really well with the juices.
I used Freixenet Cava from Spain in my mimosa partly because I was drawn to the pretty glass bottle.
Freshly squeezed orange juice is important and make sure it is cold!
Grenadine is how you get the pretty sunrise effect in your mimosa.
Sunrise Mimosa Recipe: Directions
Fill your Champagne flute about halfway with your sparkling wine.
Next top your glass with orange juice
Add a dash of grenadine to your drink and serve immediately.
You can add a maraschino cherry to your glass for a festive touch.
Virgin Sunrise Mimosa
If you want to make this drink without alcohol, you can use club soda or sparkling water instead of champagne.
The Sunrise Mimosa is a pretty version of the classic mimosa.
This cocktail mixes together bubbly champagne and orange juice with a dash of grenadine, It's delicious and easy to make!
One standard bottle of Champagne or Prosecco should make 8 glasses of this sunrise mimosa.
- 1 Bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
- 2 Cups Orange Juice
- 1/2 cup of grenadine
- Maraschino cherries for garnish
- Fill the Champagne flute about halfway with Prosecco or another sparkling wine
- Top with orange juice
- Add a dash of grenadine, allow it to settle.
- Garnish with a maraschino cherry and serve immediately
- Non-alcoholic version - substitute the Champagne for club soda or sparkling water
- You can use any sparkling wine you wish for this cocktail. My preference is Cava as it is cheaper (!) and a bit lighter.