This Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is the only holiday champagne cocktail you need this festive season! With fresh winter citrus and mint, brandy and delicious bubbles, the Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is perfect to serve at a holiday brunch, as a before dinner champagne cocktail, or at any party! You’re going to love how easy it is to make, and how delicious it is to drink!
We are well and truly in the festive season! We’re in the middle of Hanukkah and Christmas is one week away! Christmas trees are up, ugly Christmas jumpers are on, office parties are getting going and my house looks like a post office with all the packages building up (yay for online Christmas shopping). Whether you’re the kind of person who has the tree up before the Halloween decorations are down or you’re a real holiday scrooge, or somewhere in between – I think we can all agree we need a few good cocktails to get us through the season with our sanity intact! This Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa definitely hits the spot!
Me, I love Christmas and the holiday season! I’m not a religious person, but it is a season of giving and joy, what could be wrong with that? I love buying gifts for people, searching for hours on end to find something that I know they’ll really love – I’m a big believer in the sentiment being more important than how much you spend on the gift. I also love how everybody comes together at this time of year to catch up, to be with your loved ones and to spread the cheer. And however you decide to get together with this holiday, there’s no better way to catch up then over a cocktail or two. This BrandyGrapefruit Mimosa is the perfect champagne cocktail to serve at your holiday get-togethers. It’s really simple to make, you can even make a big batch of the brandy, grapefruit, and mint mixture and keep it in the fridge, then just top up your glasses with a little of that and the champagne and there’s no need to stop the chit chat to go make a batch of complicated cocktails.
The flavours in this Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa are bright and fresh, yet totally festive. The combination of the sweet, warming branding, the zing of the winter grapefruit and the freshness of the mint, then paired with a dry champagne is really something else. You can taste each flavour on its own, then they blend perfectly together. Because it is a variation on a mimosa, this Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is the perfect cocktail to serve at a holiday brunch – because not everything has to have cranberries or spices to be festive (but those are awesome too)! Your guests will love that it’s something different and will definitely request a refill. The Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is a champagne cocktail that goes down very easily, so make sure to keep the drinks flowing!
The idea for this Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa actually came about from a completely different champagne cocktail. I originally set out to make a rosemary flavoured Atomic Champagne Cocktail, which is a classic champagne cocktail made with sherry and brandy. But since the store had no fresh rosemary in stock, I went in a completely different direction using the brandy element as inspiration. And thus this deceptively festive Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa was born! While I definitely want to try out a few Atomic variations eventually, boy am I glad that I couldn’t get any rosemary – my life would be much gloomier without the Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa in it. And because I want to take the gloom out of your life, let’s get mixing!
Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa
Yield 3 mimosas
With fresh winter citrus and mint, brandy and delicious bubbles, the Brandy Grapefruit Mimosa is perfect to serve at a holiday brunch
- 8 mint leaves
- 2.5 oz fresh red grapefruit juice
- 1.5 oz brandy
- 10-12 oz champagne
- fresh mint leaves and grapefruit peel for garnish
- Put the mint leaves in a mixing glass and gently muddle (no more than 3-4 "muddles" are needed, or you will bruise the mint and release a bitter taste)
- Add the grapefruit juice, brandy and ice. Stir to chill.
- Strain between 3 champagne flutes or tulip glasses, and top up with champagne
- Thread a mint leaf and grapefruit peel on a toothpick to garnish
You can sub the champagne for cava
You may need slightly more or less champagne, depending on the size of your glasses
Calorie information is generated using an app so may not be entirely accurate
Serving Size 1 mimosa
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.