Blood Orange Mint Mimosas are officially my new favorite refreshing brunch drink! These pretty cocktails are filled with fresh blood orange juice, mint simple syrup, and plenty of prosecco for a deliciously easy 5-ingredient cocktail!
Why you will love these blood orange mimosas
Did I mention that these blood orange cocktails only need 5 ingredients?! That alone should tell you why this easy cocktail is SO loveable.
Here's a quick breakdown of those blood orange mimosa ingredients:
- 4-5 Blood Oranges
- 3 Springs of mint (this means the whole sprig with several leaves of mint of it)
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup water
While I love a traditional mimosa, this prosecco mimosa recipe still sticks to the principles of the classic with a few delicious twists.
Steps to make pitcher mimosas
These mimosas can be made in 15 minutes or less, make the perfect pitcher cocktail, and are great to serve to a crowd. Here are the steps to make these refreshing drinks:
First, make the mint simple syrup
You may recognize this mint simple syrup recipe from my Iced Mint Latte Recipe! Well, it is the same basic ingredients, just a slightly lower amount.
To start, simply add ⅓ cup sugar and ⅓ cup water to a saucepan. Cook over low heat until all the sugar has dissolved. Then, add in 3 stems of fresh mint and let the mint soak and infuse into the syrup for 5-10 minutes. Then, remove the mint and set aside the mint syrup for later.
Next, make the blood orange syrup
I HIGHLY recommend a citrus reamer for this step. Blood oranges are softer than normal oranges and tend to fall apart if juiced by hand.
For this prosecco mimosa, you will need about 4-5 large blood oranges to get 1 cup (8 oz) of blood orange juice.
Then, mix the blood orange juice with the mint simple syrup to make a delicious blood orange syrup!
Finally, add in the prosecco!
For this blood orange mimosa recipe, you will need 1 bottle of prosecco (750 ml) or champagne (if you're fancy like that!).
This recipe makes enough to serve 4, so simply double the recipe to make more drinks for a crowd or large party.
Can you make these mimosas non-alcoholic?
You sure can! Just replace the prosecco or champagne with bubbly soda water like La Croix or Spindrift for a non-alcoholic mimosa recipe!
What do blood oranges taste like?
Believe it or not, blood oranges taste a lot like navel oranges but with a hint of raspberry. For some reason, to me, they actually remind me a lot of the flavor of fruit punch. I find them to be slightly sweeter than navel oranges and easier to peel. Blood Oranges aren't in season all year round and tend to be available from November- April here in Seattle.
The one thing I will say about blood oranges is they can be hard to juice by hand. That is why I HIGHLY recommend a citrus reamer for this recipe. Blood oranges are softer than navel oranges and the skin tends to break and fall apart if you squeeze them too hard. Using a citrus reamer also helps to get as much juice as possible from the blood oranges.
Plus, if you have any leftover juice, you can pair these blood orange mimosas with my Blood Orange Chocolate Cake or add a whole orange to these delicious Cranberry Orange Smoothies. Clearly I have a thing for these red juicy oranges!
I may be a little biased, but I'm just going to say I think these Blood Orange Mint Mimosas happen to make for the best blood orange juice cocktail. I'll be serving them at my next girl's brunch date along with some fresh Vegan Blueberry Scones!
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- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup water
- 3 springs fresh mint (about 2 Tbsp mint leaves)
- 1 cup (8 oz) blood orange juice (juice from about 4-5 blood oranges)
- 1 bottle Prosecco (750 ml)
- First, make the mint simply syrup. To do this add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and cook over low heat until all of the sugar has dissolved. Then, add the mint sprigs to the saucepan of syrup and let soak for 5-10 minutes. Once the syrup has been infused with mint, remove the mint sprigs and add the syrup to the pitcher.
- Next, juice the blood oranges and add the blood orange juice to the pitcher with the mint syrup. As a final step, add in the bottle of prosecco to the pitcher and stir to combine.
- Serve the blood orange mint mimosas in 4 small glasses and garnish with extra mint. Enjoy!
Mimosas are best enjoyed the day they are made
If making ahead of time, make the mint simple syrup and mix with the blood orange juice. Store in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Add prosecco when you are ready to serve as it will go flat in left to sit too long.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cocktail
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g
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