A bubbly, 3-ingredient Grapefruit Mimosa instantly turns brunch into a celebration! This beautiful, blush-colored drink adds an extra special ingredient - tangy ginger liqueur - to sweet grapefruit juice and dry sparkling wine for the ultimate mimosa cocktail. You'll never drink a plain mimosa again.
Classic mimosas are perfectly fine, but one look at our other mimosa recipes (Cranberry Mimosas, Tequila Mimosas), and you'll see we prefer our brunch cocktails with an extra kick of flavor.
This bright, beautiful Grapefruit Mimosa is no exception; a bit of spicy ginger liqueur instantly takes this sweet and tart mimosa to the next level. This gorgeous mimosa drink is a delicious way to toast everything from casual weekend brunches to holidays and wedding showers.
Why you'll love this recipe
✔︎ It's a 3-ingredient brunch cocktail that is easy to make.
✔︎ It's extra flavorful, thanks to the addition of ginger liqueur. No boring mimosas here!
✔︎ It's easy to scale. Want just one or two mimosas? Buy the small (187mL) bottles of Prosecco. Hosting a crowd? Buy the full size bottle (or bottles) of sparkling wine.
You only need three ingredients for this bubbly brunch cocktail.
A few ingredient notes:
Sparkling wine: Use your favorite dry sparkling wine but my go-to is usually a bottle of Prosecco.
Grapefruit juice: I'm a huge fan of freshly squeezed juices in any cocktail, and this mimosa drink is no exception. You can use bottled juice in a pinch but it takes just a few minutes to squeeze your own juice from whole grapefruits with this handy, inexpensive juicer.
Ginger liqueur: This is an alcoholic liqueur, not a ginger-infused simple syrup. You can find it at the liquor store. There are several brands of ginger liqueur on the market, so feel free to use what you like. I'm a big fan of Domaine de Canton.
A mimosa is one of the easiest brunch drinks to make.
Add chilled grapefruit juice and ginger liqueur to a fluted glass. Top with chilled sparkling wine and serve immediately.
No need to break the bank here. Dry sparkling wines from Spain and Italy, such as Cava and Prosecco, are actually better choices for mimosas than most Champagnes because they mix well with juice. They are also less expensive, which is great when you're serving a crowd.
Never. Ice waters down a mimosa so be sure your mimosa ingredients are well chilled before serving.
It will vary depending on the size and ripeness of your grapefruit but a good rule of thumb is to expect 5-6 ounces of juice from each grapefruit.
Absolutely! Simply substitute sparkling white grape juice or flavored sparkling water for the Prosecco and a ginger syrup for the ginger liqueur.
Shortcuts & Substitutions
➤ Bottled grapefruit juice will also work in a pinch but freshly squeezed juice will give this drink the best flavor.
➤ Make a virgin mimosa (a mimosa mocktail) by using sparkling grape juice or flavored sparkling water in place of the wine and a ginger simple syrup in place of the ginger liqueur. You can even make your own ginger simple syrup at home if you like!
➤ Prep flutes with juice and liqueur hours before guests arrive and keep chilled in refrigerator. Top with sparkling wine just before serving.
➤ You can also combine the juice and liqueur in a pitcher and pop in the freezer for up to two hours (it won't freeze solid because of the alcohol in the ginger liqueur). When ready to serve, evenly divide grapefruit ginger mixture among flutes before topping with chilled sparkling wine.
Expert Tips for making mimosas
✘ I like to strain the grapefruit juice so no one has to deal with pulpy bits in their teeth!
✘ Chill all ingredients. Since there is no ice in this mimosa drink, you need to be sure the ingredients are well-chilled before mixing together. You can even chill the champagne flutes, if you want, for an extra cold mimosa cocktail.
✘ Always serve grapefruit mimosas in fluted glasses. The elongated shape of the flute helps to prolong the life of the sparkling wine.
✘ Garnishes are pretty in mimosas but completely optional. Sometimes they just get in the way when you are trying to drink, especially out of a champagne flute.
✘ Pour the sparkling wine at an angle against the side of the flute to reduce the amount of foam generated from the pour.
✘ No need to stir a mimosa. The bubbles in the sparkling wine do all the mixing for you.
More bubbly brunch cocktails
Brunch is always better with bubbles. Try some of these other delicious sparkling wine cocktails.
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Ginger Grapefruit Mimosa
- 1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
- ½ ounce ginger liqueur, chilled
- 3-4 ounces Prosecco, chilled
- Pour the juice and liqueur into a champagne flute.1 ounce fresh grapefruit juice,, ½ ounce ginger liqueur,
- Top with Prosecco. Serve immediately.3-4 ounces Prosecco,
- Any dry sparkling wine can be used. I prefer Italian Prosecco or Spanish Cava as they are less expensive than Champagne and mix well with juice.
- You can use bottled grapefruit juice, but freshly squeezed juice gives this drink the best flavor.
- Make sure all of your ingredients are well-chilled. Since there is no ice in this mimosa drink, you need to be sure the ingredients are cold before mixing together. You can even chill the glasses if you like.
- Always serve grapefruit mimosas in champagne flutes. The elongated shape of the flute helps to prolong the life of the bubbly wine.
- Pour the sparkling wine at an angle against the side of the flute to reduce the amount of foam generated from the wine.
- No need to stir a mimosa. The bubbles in the sparkling wine do all the mixing for you.
Prep flutes with juice and liqueur hours before guests arrive and keep chilled in refrigerator. Top with sparkling wine just before serving.
You can also combine the juice and liqueur in a pitcher and pop in the freezer for up to two hours (it won't freeze solid because of the alcohol in the ginger liqueur). Evenly divide grapefruit ginger mixture among flutes before topping with chilled sparkling wine.
- Use sparkling grape juice or flavored sparkling water in place of the wine and a ginger simple syrup in place of the ginger liqueur.
Nutrition info not guaranteed to be accurate.
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