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Mint Grapefruit Mimosa are perfect for a holiday brunch or special occasion. This Mimosa features a sweet yet tart grapefruit flavor and a slight mint zing.
Mint Grapefruit Mimosas
My Mom and I used to go to a lot of Sunday brunches. Many of them would include a Mimosa, which is considered a traditional brunch beverage. It’s light and refreshing and pairs with all sorts of different breakfast, lunch and brunch foods.
When most people think of Mimosas they think of a beverage made with champagne and orange juice. Today I’m sharing another variation of Mimosa, a Mint Grapefruit Mimosa.
The Mint Grapefruit Mimosa is a perfect choice for a beverage to serve for brunch on a holiday or special occasion. This Mimosa has a different taste, having the sweet yet tart taste of grapefruit and the slight zing of mint.
If you’d like to make this Mimosa alcohol-free, just use sparkling grape juice, sparkling apple juice or club soda in place of the Prosecco.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
You can substitute sparkling grape juice or club soda for alcohol-free version.
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, torn and bruised
- 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed
- 1 bottle prosecco or other sparkling wine, chilled
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
Make a simple syrup by combining the honey and water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and stir to combine. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the honey is completely dissolved.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and strain the syrup, discarding the mint leaves.
Place the peeled grapefruit in a high-speed blender and blend until completely liquefied, approximately 1 minute.
Fill four champagne flutes 1/3 full with the grapefruit puree and drizzle a spoonful of the honey-mint simple syrup into each glass. (Use more or less syrup according to taste).
Stir briefly to combine, and then top off each glass with the chilled Prosecco before serving.