Happy Friday friends!! Or should I say TGIF? How was your week?
It’s been a hectic week over here on my end. We took a short weekend trip to Orlando last weekend with the baby and it was challenging traveling with the wee-one. We had a great time once we got there but on the way back he developed a cold and was congested for most of the plane ride back, which only got worse this week with an ear infection added to the mix. Needless to say, I will be needing one of this grapefruit mimosa this weekend to unwind. Gladly he is doing much better and is in good spirits.
Let’s talk about brunch, champagne, and winter citrus that all get combined in this grapefruit mimosa (and pineapple and blood orange mimosas!). It’s a whole lot of bubbly and I am sharing the recipes over on The Kitchenthusiast, the Kitchenaid food blog.
Why grapefruit? Because I love reinventing classics and here I spruced up my mimosas with freshly pressed juices. I’ve been obsessed with my new juicer from KitchenAid to make small or large batches of juices. I’ve been juicing all great winter citruses in this baby along with some veggies as well (mainly carrots) to add to smoothies, mimosas, and baked goods.
If you are throwing together brunch this weekend, be sure to add some mimosas to the table. With just two ingredients, you can have these ready in no time and unwind from what may have been a long week or a celebratory one.
- 1 part fresh grapefruit juice
- 3 parts champagne, chilled (or sparkling juice for non-alcoholic version)
- Garnishes: thyme, grapefruit chunks
- Fill a champagne glass a third of the way with grapefruit juice. Then top with chilled champagne.
- Garnish with fresh grapefruit and/or thyme. Enjoy immediately
I definitely need this after the week I’ve had. Cheers to a great weekend!
These are beautiful. I can see them served at every baby/bridal shower all season.
That’s true!! Thanks Jamie!
I don’t do grapefruit. I try to like it and just cannot. But these are so pretty. I would happily carry one around at a little brunch fest.
Lol, not everyone can do grapefruit!!
I don’t know if I can put into words how much I love mimosa’s! I also like grapefruit so I think this will be appearing at my house on sunday morning. Yum, thanks for sharing!
This is so gorgeous! Perfect for Easter brunch.
Thanks Naomi! You are right 🙂
It’s been a long week so this sounds perfect!
I just can’t get over the beauty! The range of colors is just gorgeous and I love the herb garnish too. It’s been a long week for me and I could definitely use one of these babies! PS- when my kids were little, they’d get ear infections after pretty much every cold. After a while I finally figured out just to bring them to the doc every time, just to have the ears checked before it got too bad. I’m glad he’s doing better now 🙂
Thanks Allie! And I will be keeping that tip in mind. Getting the antibiotics started as soon as possible will help a lot!
My husband is obsessed with both grapefruits and mimosas, so he is going to LOVE me even more when I make these for him this weekend! Pinning!
You get major props in my book for traveling with a baby! We can barely get our act together to bring Olivia anywhere local, let alone on a plane! You guys rock! And we must totally be on the same wavelength with needed a little alcoholic pick-me-up lately! I just posted a mimosa recipe as well! I guess after a long week of being a parent, you could use a little bubbly!!!
Right? He did so well with the traveling part until he came down with a cold. I loved your blood orange mimosa 🙂
Love these Zainab! They are making me think of spring!
I have never tried making a mimosa at home, but I love the sound of this grapefruit one! Yum!
Aaw poor lil guy but so glad to hear he’s doing better now. It’s been a long week here too and I could definitely use a few of these! So so pretty! Love the grapefruit!
Yeah…it was a long week lol! Hope you had a relaxing weekend.
Glad your little one is feeling better. 🙂
These mimosas are absolutely gorgeous! What a fabulous idea to garnish with fresh thyme. The smell must be incredible!
The smell is so fresh and amazing! Thanks Christin.
Love love grapefruit and this looks simply gorgeous with the herbs. Fabulous pictures as always. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Thanks Asha! Have a great weekend too 😉
Z, I’ve been thinking about these mimosas in a serious way. Like, I can’t STOP thinking about them. I need them in my life. So much that I went ahead and got everything I need to make them this weekend. I can’t wait!
Hhahah in a serious way?? Lol! That’s the only way to think of mimosas 🙂 I hope you enjoy it!! And do let me know how they turn out 🙂
The math is wrong in this recipe.
Under “Ingredients” it says 1 part grapefruit juice and 3 parts champagne. That divides the serving into 4 parts total, one-fourth juice and three-fourths champagne.
Then, under “Instructions,” if says: ” Fill a champagne glass a third of the way with grapefruit juice. Then top with chilled champagne.” That divides the glass into 3 parts total, one-third grapefruit juice and two-thirds champagne.
Please report to your 8th-grade math teacher.
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Lol thanks, Thanks for pointing the lack of math skills out. Since this is mimosa, I say do as many parts as the heart desires.