After Santa has come and gone and all the presents have been unwrapped, it’s time to fuel up for a joyous Christmas day.
If you host a yearly Christmas brunch, whether it’s just for immediate family or you’re welcoming a house full of friends, some festive libations are in order. We love to pair the classic Mimosa with a morning meal, but the old school mix of orange juice and sparkling wine can be a bit boring. Whip up one of these fun variations instead to toast the holiday season.
Whiskey fans will love this boozier take on the classic Mimosa from Korbel, which incorporates Jack Daniel’s into the mix. Pair it with a hearty meal so you don’t get too tipsy early in the day.
- 1 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- 2 oz. Orange Juice
- 4 oz. Korbel Brut
Preparation: Pour Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and orange juice into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a wine glass with fresh ice and top with Korbel.
Beefeater Pink Mimosa
We love Beefeater London Dry gin in a number of classic cocktails, so we were delighted when we heard about the release of Beefeater Pink. The vibrant new strawberry gin pairs perfectly with wild berry puree and sparkling wine in this fruity Mimosa variation.
- 2 oz. Beefeater Pink
- 1 oz. Amoretti Wild Berry Craft Puree
- 3 oz. sparkling wine
- Orange slice, (for garnish)
- Strawberry, (for garnish)
Preparation: Add Beefeater Pink and berry puree to a shaker tin with ice. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Garnish with an orange slice and strawberry.
Orange juice loyalists will love this citrusy Mimosa, which is mixed with Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling’s Orange Crema. Bolder than other orange liqueurs on the market, this spirit is distilled with three types of orange peels and clocks in at a whopping 80 proof.
- .5 oz Tattersall Orange Crema
- 3 oz orange juice
- 3 oz sparkling wine
Preparation: In the order listed, combine all ingredients in a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon peel.