What's a better way to drink to your morning with than some Grapefruit Mimosa? This one is made extra special by adding a string of rosemary. It's simple but the subtle taste of rosemary makes this drink refreshing and the perfect cocktail for when you want something special but still simple.
Grapefruit instead of Orange
We all know the basic mimosa recipe. It's the simplest cocktail. It's just a matter of mixing orange juice with some champagne or sparkling wine. It puts together the two most popular breakfast or brunch drinks and it's my favorite. I decided to go a more untraditional route and switch the oranges for grapefruits.
My inspiration for this mimosa comes from this Broiled Grapefruit with Rosemary and Coconut Sugar recipe I posted a while ago. Broiled grapefruit is my favorite addition to a weekend brunch or even just a half of raw grapefruit. I really like the bitter, tangy, sweet flavor it has. To be honest, I used to hate it as a kid because of its bitterness but it really grew on me over the years and I learned to appreciate its unique flavor.
Why you should eat grapefruit with breakfast
Grapefruit has lots of vitamins and minerals when you eat it in its raw state. Because of this I always choose freshly squeezed grapefruit juice over bottled juice.
Eating grapefruit first thing in the morning before you eat breakfast is a well-known practice for many reasons. Here are some of the benefits of eating raw fresh grapefruits.
- it may help with appetite control (because of its bitterness, it also cleanses your palate before eating, and helps you not to overeat)
- it keeps you full for longer
- it helps you to break down fat and digest what you eat in general
- it may help you to stabilize your blood sugar
- it's great for strengthening your immune system (just like any citrus with lots of vitamin C)
- and most importantly it's so. very. delicious!
All of these points are only my own opinions. You should always consult a certified nutritionist or a doctor before making changes to your diet.
Grapefruits are amazing for your health as they are but why not make it more fun? These mimosas are just that. Healthy citrus combined with bubbles and rosemary for a fun brunch cocktail. I actually used non-alcoholic sparkling wine in this recipe! You can use regular sparkling wine or some kombucha if you'd like. This recipe is also very easy to double or triple if you're serving it to more people. I hope you like these Grapefruit mimosas as much as I do. Let me know in the comments below! xo
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- 2 grapefruits (¾ cup juiced)
- 1 string of rosemary (plus more for garnish)
- 300 ml refrigerated prosecco (or non-alcoholic prosecco or kombucha)
- A slice of grapefruit for garnish (optional)
- Slice the grapefruits in half, cut a slice from one half, cut it into quarters, and set aside until ready to serve for garnish.
- Juice the grapefruits into a bowl through a mesh strainer to get rid of any seeds. Briefly rub the string of rosemary between your hands to release its oils and aroma and add it to the grapefruit juice. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.
- Prepare 2 flute glasses, fill with the grapefruit juice about halfway up. Finish with the prosecco, garnish with some rosemary and grapefruit (cut about 1 cm into the flesh to slide it on the rim of the glass). Enjoy immediately.
You can juice the grapefruit the night before and close it in a mason jar with one string of rosemary. The rosemary flavor will be more pronounced.
Keywords: mimosa, alcohol, grapefruit,rosemary