When we think of holiday mornings, we think of mimosa cocktails. One of the easiest ways to add a little bit more bubbly to your holiday.
Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or ringing in the new year, mimosa cocktails are one of the easiest ways to do it….especially when you see what we did here.
In general, mimosa bars are super easy because all of the work is in the set up and then your family or guests can serve themselves. And we did a whole blog post on mimosa bars that you can check out and use as a reference point.
And this, might actually be even easier than a mimosa bar if you can believe that!
Bel Vino Winery
I visited Bel Vino Winery in Temecula, CA in October and it was my first visit there. You know I am a huge fan of Temecula Wine Country and on this particular trip, I refused to leave until I tasted at Bel Vino because it had been on my list for a while.
Bel Vino Winery did not disappoint. First of all, their grounds are huge with plenty of room to spread out and they often have live music and other fun entertainment.
Their tasting room is also huge, so there’s plenty of room to spread out. We went during the week, so crowding wasn’t an issue, but during these uncertain times, there will be plenty of room to enjoy a tasting and be socially distant at the same time.
They have been on my list because they have 5 different sparkling wines, so you know I was happy to give them a try.
When I tasted their sparkling there were two bottles in particular that I immediately said, “these will make great mimosa cocktails!” And oh so easy to do too. So let’s take a look at the first creation.
Mimosa Cocktails with Peach Mango Sparkling Wine
When I got the first bottle of the Peach Mango, I was so excited to get to work to create the perfect, easy mimosa cocktails.
The Peach Mango Sparkling Wine is their most popular bottle. I popped the bottle and gave my sister a taste and her reaction: this already is a mimosa, it’s so fruity.
If you have been around here a while, you know that I don’t love sweet drinks. And by itself, it was sweet, but it was not as sweet as I expected, but if you add something like juice to this which would make it a typical mimosa, it would be way too sweet for me.
So, here’s what I did.
- I grabbed a variety of frozen fruit (you know that’s my favorite way to make cocktails): peaches, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. (Cranberries would be great too!)
- I got out my regular Vodka. We used Svedka, but any unfavored vodka will work.
- I put a little bit of fruit in my single serve Ninja blender + 1 oz of vodka. For peaches, mangoes, strawberries, we put about 4-5 pieces and the raspberries and blackberries, about 1/8-1/4 cup.
- Blended well. It should be thicker like a purée, but still easy to pour.
Now, take your fruit purée and put about 1/2-1oz in a champagne flute and top with the peach mango sparkling wine.
For Flavor or For Color
I’ve told this story a number of times, but my favorite question when someone orders a mimosa is, “for flavor or for color?” And the same rule can apply here actually.
Everyone’s tastes are so different some may like 1/3 purée to 2/3 bubbly or even 1/2 and 1/2 and none of these are right or wrong. It truly is your taste and the flavor you enjoy.
We really enjoyed the fruits that gave this cocktail a little bit of tartness. So the strawberry and raspberry were our favorites and I am sure if we had tried the cranberry it would be right up there too. For us, these are the perfect winter holiday mimosa cocktails.
The peaches and mangoes, of course, were quite complimentary flavors and would be awesome in the summer. And because of the vodka, it doesn’t add more sweetness.
So if you are looking for the easiest mimosa cocktails to make, just whip up a batch of your favorite purée…(which I guess technically makes it more like a bellini, but that’s ok) and pop the cork on the Peach Mango Sparkling wine and you’re all set.
As an affiliate of Bel Vino Winery, I am not obligated to create any of these fun cocktail recipes and share them. And I hope you know by know that I only share what I love. If you want to get your hands on these sparkling wines, you can shop here.
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