Blood orange mimosa An easy brunch cocktail that’s sure to liven up your Sunday mornings

Blood orange Mimosa

Vibrant and utterly sippable… give your mimosas a facelift!

When cutting into a blood orange, you wonder how a citrus fruit got to be so colorful. The fruit’s crimson hue is so deep that it looks almost too beautiful to eat! Thankfully, the blood orange delivers as much excitement to the taste buds as it does to the eye – its juicy flesh is sweeter and less acidic than a regular orange.

Spiked with the highly aromatic St. Germain Elderflower liqueur

Here the stunning blood orange gives the classic cocktail a facelift. Spiked with Elderflower liqueur and orange bitters, this mimosa is not only vibrant…it’s also utterly sippable.


Blood orange mimosa

serves 4
active time: 15 min

  1. 6 oz (175 ml) blood orange juice
  2. 1 oz (30 ml) St. Germain Elderflower liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier are good substitutes)
  3. 2 dashes orange bitters
  4. half bottle Prosecco, Champagne or sparkling wine
  1. 4 blood orange twists as garnish

  1. Fill a shaker two thirds of the way with large ice cubes. Add the orange juice, Elderflower liqueur and orange bitters. Shake until the outside of the shaker becomes frosted and strain into 4 chilled champagne flutes. Top with the Prosecco, Champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish each glass with an orange twist and serve.

mimosa, blood orange, champagne

Blood orange twists

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Blood orange Mimosa

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  • Reply mjskitchen May 12, 2015 at 2:05 am

    These mimosas are stunning Viviane! The color is amazing. Love the pairing wiht the Elderflower liqueur!

    • Reply Viviane Bauquet Farre May 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Oooh… Thank you, Mj!

  • Reply EA-The Spicy RD May 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Gorgeous drink, and I can only imagine how delicious it must taste! I’ve been eating lots of blood oranges this season. Now I have a fabulous excuse to have some more 🙂

  • Reply Evelyne@cheapethniceatz May 6, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    best mimosa ever, love blood orange and yes pairing it with Elderflower liqueur is perfect. I want one.

  • Reply RavieNomNoms May 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Holy moly that looks amazing Viviane! What a great spring mimosa! Gorgeous!

    • Reply Viviane Bauquet Farre May 5, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      Raven! You make me laugh! Thank you for your sweet note… and cheers!

  • Reply Angie@Angie's Recipes March 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

    Stunning photos,Viviane. Love the vibrant and bight colour.

    • Reply Viviane March 30, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you Angie! Raising a glass to you, my dear…

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