Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sunset Cocktail: Mimosa on National Mimosa Day (with Jeff the Tentacle Plant)

3 oz Barefoot Bubbly Prosecco
1 oz Orange Juice
1/4 oz Cointreau

Pour Orange Juice into a Champagne flute. Add Prosecco and top with Cointreau. 

Hopefully at least one of you out there can enjoy a morning Mimosa today on National Mimosa Day. While this should be a sunrise cocktail, tragically, I'm one of the throng of drones that has to work at a place where, HR, the FDA, management and the regulations of a Puritan agenda prevents me from drinking on the job. I made this last night but I encourage you to indulge in the morning if you're able..

I really like using Prosecco over Champagne for, well, everything, as it seems to me to be a bit less acidic and often less sour. I think it blends well in mixed drinks a bit better as well. Many recipies call for equal parts Sparkling Wine to OJ but I like to make it at a 3:1 so it's more bubbly and boozy. Should you make these at home for yourself, I also suggest floating a bit of a Triple Sec, a Curaçao,  or some other Orange Liqueur to really brighten up an already sunny drink.