I can pretty much taste the weekend already. And since the weather has been beautiful and patio brunches are likely the move for a good while, I figured I'd drop an appropriate cocktail recipe: strawberry mint mimosas. Like nearly every cocktail I share, these are quick and easy to make. Because hen you're ready to turn up, you're READY. These are as easy as rub, pour, and stir. You're probably wondering where the "rub" comes in. Don't be nervous. It's nothing weird, I promise. 🙂 Last spring, I shared these orange & lavender mimosas which have been described as the best mimosas ever. I think today's addition is a strong contender.
You'll only need three ingredients to make a batch of strawberry mint mimosas and they should be easy to find. When planning out this recipe, I wanted to capture strawberry flavor without having to blend or juice anything and Jumex strawberry nectar did the trick. Good ol' Jumex...who remembers that? Growing up in Alief, Houston, TX, which is home to a large immigrant population (my family included), I was exposed to cultural foods and practices from all over the world. Most often, though, they were from Mexico, Vietnam, and Nigeria. Jumex is a brand of juices and nectars from Mexico. My siblings and I loved it growing up because any kind of juice or soda was just so much better than water, in our opinions. My, how things have changed.
Now, let's get to the rubbing! We've addressed the strawberry flavor and you can clearly see the mint in all these pictures, however, dropping a sprig of mint in a glass doesn't actually provide any mint flavor. To get that, just rip off a mint leaf, and rub it in between your thumb and forefinger. This will crush it a little and release the oils that hold all the mint flavor without having to muddle the mint in each glass. From there, you just pour in the strawberry nectar, top up when champagne, and you're done. Garnish with fresh strawberries and mint sprigs if you want to get fancy with it. It doesn't get much easier than that but, if you're not down with the rubbing part, try my pineapple jalapeño mimosas, which don't require any caressing of produce.
Strawberry mint mimosas will be making the rounds in my circle this spring and I hope you try and love them, too. And, if you're about that life, you should totally check out these turnt tequila mimosas. The older I get the less interested I am in the bottomless mimosas at my local Sunday funday spots. Not saying I'm not down for the turn-up...I'm just not into the cheap bubbles that will ruin me for the rest of the day and likely throw off my Monday. So I tend to order by the glass/carafe or pour up for myself. Do you feel me on this or no? As always, thanks for reading!
- 8 ounces strawberry nectar
- 2 sprigs fresh mint
- 2 fresh strawberries optional garnish
Tear off two mint leaves and rub them together to release oils. Drop one into each champagne flute.
Divide strawberry nectar between champagne flutes then top up each flute with champagne.
Garnish with mint sprigs and fresh strawberries, if desired.