I love brunch! It is probably my favourite meal because it allows you to eat everything and anything regardless of whether it is morning or afternoon. I love eggs, whether they’re scrambled, fried, boiled or my favourite, which is poached, and by the time I have finished brunch I no longer need to eat for the rest of the day since I have had eggs at an otherwise inappropriate time of day, I have enjoyed something heavier like a steak then ended with a dessert, while drinking continuously for 4 hours but not been accused of being an alcoholic and still look like a classy lady. There is no successful brunch, in my opinion, unless there is alcohol (unless you are pregnant or on medication and are enjoying virgin cocktails) and this Mimosa recipe is really good because of the addition of a third ingredient.
When I have brunch I usually order a Mimosa because the other popular options – Bloody Mary’s and Bellinis – have a higher chance of arriving to my table leaving me disappointed. They are far more tricky; as you all know that I love Bellinis but only from Cipriani or when I make them myself as I mentioned in my post and well Bloody Mary’s main ingredient is tomato juice, which although I love tomatoes needs a lot of help to be delicious in a glass. Having said that I am not usually blown away by Mimosa’s but after a few glasses I do not need to be blown away to throughly enjoy the occasion of eating, drinking and appreciating great company for several hours on the weekend.
I’m not sure what it is about sparkling wine that makes life feel a little more glamorous but I don’t think I need to know. This Mimosa recipe was born out of a lazy Sunday, a bar manager for a boyfriend, fresh orange juice and new champagne flutes. It is so easy to make that anyone can do it, just don’t skip the additional ingredient, which is limoncello. It adds the wow factor to the Mimosa because you are not expecting it, and unlike other liqueurs it adds more tartness that sweetness but still in line with this citrus cocktail. Raise your glasses to the weekend, I hope you enjoy it.
Live, Love, Eat!
- 40 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
- 20 ml limoncello
- Prosecco, Champagne or your favourite bubbly
- To each glass add the limoncello and orange juice and top up with your choice of sparkling wine.