Snowy Morning Mimosa

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Cocktail History

The Snowy Morning Mimosa is a winter cocktail that was created by food writer and author Jessica Strand and was first published in her book Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season. The original recipe called for just sparkling white wine and white cranberry juice, but our version takes the fruit flavors up a notch by using white cranberry peach juice instead and adds in a hint of blue curaçao for a more wintry aesthetic.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Sparkling Wine: This is a carbonated wine made with white or red grapes. We used Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut because it’s smooth and flavorful. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine.

White Cranberry Peach Juice: This is a fruit juice made with white cranberry juice concentrate, peach juice concentrate, grape juice concentrate, sugar, and water. We used Ocean Spray White Cranberry Peach Juice.

Blue Curaçao: This is an orange-flavored liqueur made with citrus, sugar, spices, blue food coloring, and a neutral grain spirit. For a mocktail version of this drink, try Monin Non-Alcoholic Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the liqueur.

Tasting Notes

The Snowy Morning Mimosa starts with aromas of sparkling wine and fruity peach, and it has a taste that combines the off-dry taste of brut champagne with the sweet flavor of peach and a small hint of citrus

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: Our tweaks made for a well-rounded mimosa variant that we both really liked. Though the peach sort of overshadowed some the white cranberry’s notes, it pairs well with the sparkling wine and is far from overbearing, while the few dashes of curaçao are just the thing to make this drink wow your guests on a cold, snowy morning.

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Alex’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This mimosa variation ended up being unexpectedly delicious. The peach stood out so much in this drink, enough that it was the prevalent flavor of the whole thing but not in a bad way. Originally, we’d also added a dash of layered curaçao along the bottom for an ombré look, but we ended up liking the pale blue color it took on when mixed, so we ended up retaking the photos and everything. All in all, this is a very simple yet tasty cocktail that is easy enough for anybody to make at home.”

Kendall’s Take: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
“We typically steer clear of kitschy dyed drinks, but we made the conscious choice to add some blue curaçao to this recipe even though it didn’t call for it, just for a little something extra. We also couldn’t find white cranberry juice, so Alex opted for a white cranberry and peach mixture, and it wouldn’t have been anywhere close to as tasty without it, in my opinion. Although maybe a hint too prominent, the peach was delicious when mixed with the bubbly. The Snowy Morning Mimosa probably wouldn’t be a first pick for the serious imbiber, but it would be tasty and fun for a wintertime brunch. You can’t really knock it!”

Recipe

This cocktail recipe was adapted from Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season by Jessica Strand.

Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season
Very Merry Cocktails: 50+ Festive Drinks for the Holiday Season
Hardcover Book; Strand, Jessica (Author); English (Publication Language); 128 Pages – 09/22/2020 (Publication Date) – Chronicle Books (Publisher)
$19.95

AuthorVery Merry Cocktails

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 mins

Ingredients
 4 oz Sparkling White Wine
 2 oz White Cranberry Peach Juice
 2 dashes Blue Curaçao

Method
1

Add white cranberry peach juice and blue curaçao to a champagne glass.

2

Top with sparkling wine.

3

Stir gently for 3-5 seconds.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 oz Sparkling White Wine
 2 oz White Cranberry Peach Juice
 2 dashes Blue Curaçao

Directions

Method
1

Add white cranberry peach juice and blue curaçao to a champagne glass.

2

Top with sparkling wine.

3

Stir gently for 3-5 seconds.

Snowy Morning Mimosa

Make It a Mocktail: Use Gruvi Non-Alcoholic Prosecco in place of the sparkling wine and Monin Non-Alcoholic Blue Curaçao Syrup in place of the liqueur to try a booze-free version of this drink.

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More Winter Cocktails

If you like this winter cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

Winter Pimm's Cup Cocktail Recipe

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Winter Mojito Cocktail Recipe

Winter Mojito: A rum cocktail made with lime juice, winter herb syrup, soda water, a lime slice, and rosemary

Chartreuse Toddy Cocktail Recipe

Chartreuse Toddy: A brandy cocktail made with water, Green Chartreuse, lemon juice, honey syrup, and star anise

Frostbite Cocktail Recipe

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