It's that time of year again when everything feels a little more magical, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a Green Grinch Mimosa? This cocktail is a twist on the classic brunch favorite will add a fun and festive touch to your Christmas gatherings.
In this blog post, I'll show you how to whip up this merry concoction using green Hawaiian green punch and champagne, so you can enjoy a taste of the holidays in every sip.
I guarantee everyone will love it at your Christmas Party this year.
The Classic Mimosa:
Before we dive into making our Green Christmas Mimosa, let's remember the classic mimosa. It's pretty straightforward – you mix equal parts champagne and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. Simple, elegant, and a go-to choice for brunch lovers.
The Green Christmas Mimosa:
Now, let's give this classic drink a jolly makeover for the Christmas season. Here's what you'll need:
- A bottle of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine
- 2 cups of cold green Hawaiian Punch *See substitutions below!!
- Ice cubes (if you want it extra chilly)
- Festive garnishes like cranberries, a sprig of rosemary, candy candy or a lime twist
- Start by chilling your champagne or sparkling wine in the fridge. You want it nice and cold for that refreshing taste.
- In a pitcher, pour in the chilled green Hawaiian Punch.
- If you're in the mood for a cold drink without any dilution, toss in some ice cubes. Give it a gentle stir to mix it all up.
- Grab your favorite champagne flutes or wine glasses and fill them halfway with the green Hawaiian Punch.
- Slowly pour in the chilled champagne, letting it cascade over the punch for that cool visual effect.
- Give it a light stir to blend the flavors while keeping that vibrant green color.
- Finish it off with your choice of festive garnish – cranberries, a sprig of rosemary, or a twist of lime will do the trick.
- Serve it up and raise a glass to the holiday spirit!
Why Make A Green Christmas Mimosa?
- Christmas Vibes: This unique mimosa screams "Christmas" with its green hue and festive garnishes, setting the perfect mood for your holiday celebrations.
- Easy-Peasy: The Green Christmas Mimosa is a breeze to make, so you can spend less time mixing and more time enjoying the company of your loved ones.
- Picture-Perfect: The vibrant green color will make your drink look as good as it tastes – it's a guaranteed hit for your holiday get-togethers.
Green Hawaiian Punch Substitutions
Here are a few variations for a Green Grinch Mimosa without using green Hawaiian punch:
1. **Kiwi Puree**: Blend fresh or frozen kiwi with a touch of simple syrup to create a flavorful and naturally green base for your mimosa. Kiwi adds a delightful tropical twist.
3. **Cucumber-Mint Infusion**: Infuse your champagne with cucumber slices and fresh mint leaves for a refreshing and green twist. Remove the slices and leaves before serving.
4. **Melon Liqueur**: Add a splash of melon liqueur (like Midori) for a sweet and vibrant green flavor. Adjust the quantity to your taste.
5. **Spinach and Pineapple Blend**: Create a healthy green base by blending spinach with pineapple juice. It will give your mimosa a unique and earthy flavor profile.
Remember to adjust the sweetness and flavor balance to suit your preferences when trying these variations. Enjoy your Green Grinch Mimosa!
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Green Grinch Mimosa
- 750 ml Green Hawaiian Punch
- 1 bottle Prosecco champagne
- Fill up champagne glasses with your green punch approximately ½ of the way high.
- Top off with champagne. Add a rosemary sprig or mini candy cane and enjoy!