Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain

This Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain is bursting with fresh, bright flavor. And just look at that gorgeous color!

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In the middle of January, in the middle of Minnesota, we’re all looking for a little color and brightness to put a sparkle into our days. One way I’ve been perking things up around here is by keeping a crazy supply of citrus on hand, any variety I can get my hands on in the local grocery stores.

Navel oranges have always been a favorite of mine. I can remember when I was young, and our local small town high school would sell fruit as a fundraiser during the winter. My parents would buy boxes of the stuff, and the navel oranges and grapefruits-big-as-your-head were so juicy and amazingly flavorful. This fruit was an especially sweet treat for us in rural South Dakota, with limited access to grocery stores carrying exceptional fresh produce such as this.

Since then, my citrus range has definitely expanded. Currently in our refrigerator fruit drawer, you’ll find lemons, Meyer lemons, limes, pink grapefruits, clementines, tangerines, mandarins, plus navel, Cara Cara, and blood oranges. Ohhhhhhh…how those Cara Cara and blood oranges make me swoon. I find every excuse to indulge in them during their short season.

This incredibly simple cocktail recipe for a Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain is one that I started making last winter. It wasn’t something I had thought out or pre-planned for. I was simply juicing a few blood oranges one Saturday morning, saw the St. Germain on the counter from the previous evening’s cocktails, and was overcome with the burning desire to create a mimosa for the weekend. I liked the blood orange mimosa so much, I then handed them to dear girlfriends shortly thereafter, in celebration of a birthday. It is now my signature mimosa of January.

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Not only is the crimson colored flesh of the blood orange intriguing to me, but also its flavor. It’s like God infused these oranges with bright, tart berries. I think they’re absolutely wonderful!

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This easy-to-make cocktail is perfect for brunching. First, squeeze some blood oranges. This step can be done several hours ahead of time. Just place the juice in a container in the refrigerator to chill until using it.

Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain from afarmgirlsdabbles.com

The blood orange mimosa is created by pouring blood orange juice and St. Germain, so heavenly floral, into a flute style glass. Then Prosecco or Champagne (or whatever bubbly white wine makes you happy) is poured to the top. It’s a mimosa like none other, and one that you’ll find me serving every January.

Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain

Yield: makes 1 mimosa

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. freshly squeezed blood orange juice (Cara Cara oranges would also work well)
  • 1 oz. St. Germain
  • your favorite Prosecco, Champagne, or other sparkling white wine, well chilled

Directions:

Add blood orange juice and St. Germain to a 6-ounce flute style glass. Top with Prosecco (pour slowly, so it doesn't bubble up and overflow) and enjoy!

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Blood Orange Mimosa with St. Germain from afarmgirlsdabbles.com