Are you ready for the weekend? I know I am. We’ve been busy bees in our household, and are ready for a relaxing weekend full of home-things and weekend breakfast! Don’t let your weekend breakfast or brunch fall short. Blood oranges are in season, and so are mimosas (I mean, mimosas are always in season, right!?). Blood oranges lend a gorgeous ruby color to the bubbly brunch drink, and are so gorgeous. Whip up these Blood Orange Mimosas in a snap. You won’t be disappointed!
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Blood oranges are in season from about January to April. The Tarocco blood oranges are favored in Italy, and are generally sweeter than most oranges. I have a Tarocco on the right side of the plate in the photo below. The gorgeous, deep garnet orange slice is a Moro blood orange. Moro’s add a stunning ruby color, and have a hint of raspberry flavor to them.
Blood Orange Mimosas
These ruby beauties are so easy to make. Purchase roughly 10 fresh blood oranges to accompany a full 750 ml bottle of prosecco or champagne. Add vodka if you’re want an extra alcohol punch in your mimosas. My favorite budget-friendly prosecco is Riondo Prosecco. We discovered it at Central Market, and have loved it ever since.
Plates and Glasses!
Snag a set of gorgeous stemless champagne flutes here, or a pair of stemmed ones (that I have at home) here. I opted for a wide stemless wine glass, because I really wanted full orange slices in my glass. And frankly, they won’t fit in a small champagne flute.
Blood Orange Mimosas
Blood Orange Mimosas get their ruby color and sweet flavor from gorgeous blood oranges that are in season in the later winter. Wow your guests with these beauties at your next brunch party!
- 2 cups blood orange juice fresh, about 10 blood oranges
- 1 750 ml bottle prosecco
- 4 oz vodka optional
Squeeze the blood oranges in a large measuring cup. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve to remove the pulp.
Divide the strained blood orange juice between six champagne glasses. Top with prosecco, garnish with an orange wedge and serve.
Add an optional 4 oz of vodka to the blood orange juice if you want them extra boozy.
Nutrition Facts (note - does not include vodka):
Calories: 120; Total Fat: 0 g; Total Carbs: 12 g; Fiber: 0 g; Sugars: 11 g; Protein: 0 g