Easy Mimosa Float Recipe
Celebrate any day with this Easy Mimosa Float recipe! Just two simple ingredients and you have a festive cocktail that’s perfect for Sunday brunch, holidays and ringing in the new year!
I’m currently mourning the passing of Christmas. All of the prep work that goes into one day and it’s over in a flash….kind of like a wedding but without having to take a second mortgage. The beautiful glittery decorations and all the gifts wrapped perfectly under the tree are soon a distant memory with the New Year looming right around the corner. Usually, I dig my heels in a bit and try to keep the Christmas spirit a live for a few more days…..like my own version of the 12 days of Christmas. But this year, I’ve switched the radio back to my usual tunes and I’m just about ready to pack up the holiday decorations. I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve with all the tasty eats, bubbly drinks and then waking up to a fun brunch complete with this Easy Mimosa Float recipe. I shared it first on Fox 29 and, although, it’s not “technically” a mimosa….it does have all the flavor of a traditional mimosa with a frosty fizz like a grown up root beer float.
I wanted to share this recipe with you all before Christmas and, well, things didn’t go as planned. I was holiday-ing pretty hard and soaking in all the festivities….trying to spend the time creating some magic to keep my little guy on the “believer” side for a few more years. Moving the elf takes a lot out of you….the constant creativity starts to wane by day 10 and then you just stuff him in various spots on your way to bed each night. I was tired and so….I saved this Easy Mimosa Float recipe to share during that time when we all feel a bit in limbo. That time between Christmas and New Year’s when the winter gear is flying off the shelves at 70 percent off and nobody is really working. The kids are home from school and every square inch of the house is covered in legos. It seems like the perfect time for a cocktail. Don’t you think?
This Easy Mimosa Float recipe is as easy as it gets. Scoops of your favorite flavor sorbet are plopped into a glass and topped with a bit of champagne. Garnish….don’t garnish….I like to keep things pretty simple here because chances are you’re either entertaining with a hangover or entertaining someone with a hangover. So, why make things more fussy than they need to be. I like to create a sort of cocktail bar at my brunch gatherings because not everyone will want big, puffy balls of sorbet in their drink. I like to put out a few things to create a fun Bloody Mary and something like this fruity Paloma. And since you’re already going to have a bunch of bottles of bubbly, add some pomegranate juice so guests can build their own Bellini. Now is there any other way you’d like to kick off the New Year? Yeah, I didn’t think so.
- 1 pint orange sorbet or your favorite flavor sorbet
- 2 cups champagne
- Fill a champagne glass halfway with scoops of sorbet.
- Slowly top the sorbet with the champagne.
- Serve immediately
Best if served immediately.