Sparkling wine….orange juice….and….strawberries.
During these long days of summer this sounds like a little slice of heaven.
I know, I know…
Wait, it’s supposed to be champagne. No, there’s triple sec. Is that a Buck’s Fizz? Are you sure you have it right?
I think mimosa sounds nicer whether there is triple sec, Grand Marnier, grenadine, or whatever else anyone wants added. Because of that, I will always call the pairing of orange juice and champagne (or sparkling wine), a mimosa.
This mimosa was part of the brunch that I had at my painting day. The orange juice and sliced strawberries were in a punch bowl. There was the option of adding a sparkling wine, in this case a Moscato Spumante, if you wanted a mimosa.
Mimosas are typically created based on your alcohol preference. A 1-1 ratio of champagne (or sparkling wine) and orange juice is considered “middle of the road”. Like a little more alcohol? Make it 2-1, with more champagne. A little less of a fan of alcohol? Make it 2-1, with more orange juice. Easy as that!
Summertime and fresh, ripe strawberries… sounds like a perfect pairing to me!
I’m thinking this recipe is the perfect excuse to gather up some friends, pair this with a little food, and join in with lots of smiles and laughter!
Let your light shine!
*This is my first time entering a photo for Frank’s Tuesday Challenge over at Dutch Goes the Photo, but this was in my archives and the theme is orange this week. I’ve loved looking at the amazing entries each week! I’m also entering it into the WordPress weekly photo challenge for details.