Mint Grapefruit Mimosas are the perfect must-have beverage to enjoy during your Springtime brunches. A refreshing mimosa is what really sets the meal in motion! Made with fresh grapefruit juice, mint simple syrup, and Prosecco, once you make this twist on the classic sparkling beverage for your guests, they will be asking for another!
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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
You’ve probably heard of, seen, or drunk a Mimosa cocktail before (the cocktail is named after the yellow-flowered mimosa plant), which is composed of Champagne and chilled citrus juice – usually orange juice.
It’s a popular drink at brunch and weddings, and if you are lucky enough to travel in business or first class, you’ll often be served it then too.
Now, I’ve always known this orange and champers drink to be called a Buck’s Fizz, but I’ve since learned that a Buck’s Fizz was invented after the Mimosa and has twice as much champagne to orange juice.
We also enjoyed a flight of different fruit mimosas when on vacation in Orlando where we could choose from Orange, Pineapple, Cranberry, Pink Grapefruit, or Liliko’i (Hawaiian Passion Fruit).
Mimosas are an easy drink to make as you literally just pour the Champagne (or it can be any other fizzy wine, such as Prosecco, Asti Spumante, or Cava) and top with juice.
In our grapefruit mimosas, a simple syrup is made with water and honey and crushed mint leaves, to add another flavor dimension to the drink.
Instead of using a carton of grapefruit juice, whole grapefruit are peeled and blended to form the base of the mimosa with the syrup.
You can go for the straight up grapefruit juice and fizz route if you are pressed for time, but I urge you to try this version first!
More Cocktails To Make
Want to make more cocktails? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- A Delicious Prosecco Cocktail with Blackberry, Elderflower & Basil
- Cucumber Cantaloupe Mint Fizz
- Watermelon Lime Spritzer
Grapefruit Mimosa Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Grapefruit Mimosa Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
To turn a cocktail into non-alcoholic mocktail you can substitute the Prosecco with sparkling grape juice or club soda for alcohol-free version.
For adults you could also use an alcohol-free sparkling wine.
Grapefruit Mimosas for a Crowd
Double, triple, (or more) the recipe so that you can make more syrup and more juice in advance. Then all you have to do is combine with Prosecco when serving.
I mentioned the different juices that I had on a mimosa flight on vacation, but there are names for some mimosa variations that I think sound amazing! Which one(s) do you want to try?
- Poinsettia – cranberry juice with champagne (sometimes with vodka and/or Cointreau).
- Lemosa – lemonade (for Brits, this would be still lemonade, rather than our fizzy stuff!) with Champagne.
- Vermosa – apple cider (again for Brits, this is just cloudy lemonade rather than our boozy cider!) with Champagne, notably served in Vermont, USA. Apple cider with champagne is also called a Crisp.
- Soleil – pineapple juice with Champagne.
- Megmosa – equal parts Champagne and grapefruit juice.
- A large glass of mimosa is sometimes called a “double dose of mimose“!
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Mint Grapefruit Mimosas?
Just check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, torn and bruised
- 2 large pink grapefruit, peeled, pith removed
- 1 bottle prosecco* or other sparkling wine, chilled
- 4 sprigs fresh mint, for garnish
- Make a simple syrup by combining the honey and water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and stir to combine. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the honey is completely dissolved.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the syrup, discarding the mint leaves.
- Place the peeled grapefruit in a high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute until completely liquefied.
- Fill four champagne flutes one-third full with the grapefruit puree and drizzle a spoonful of the honey-mint simple syrup into each glass. (Use more or less syrup according to taste). Stir briefly to combine, and then top off each glass with the chilled prosecco before serving. Cheers!
*Can substitute sparkling grape juice or club soda for alcohol-free version
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 371Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 3gSugar: 45gProtein: 2g
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Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered for brunch, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Bacon + Egg Bread Bowl
- Turkey & Mushroom Breakfast Casserole
- Caramel Apple Bread Pudding Recipe
- Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
- Make-Ahead French Toast Recipe for Busy Mornings
- Slow Cooker Overnight Oats with Apple & Cinnamon
- Pancakes and Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Frosting for Brunch!
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