Make yourself a Grinch Mimosa to celebrate the holiday season. It's a fun and easy way to jazz up a basic mimosa for Christmas.
Red, green, booze, and bubbles... Despite it's curmudgeonly namesake, this drink is full of nothing but holiday cheer. Though these mimosas would be fun and delicious no matter when you make one, in my opinion, they'd be particularly good on Christmas morning.
🌟 Why You'll Love This Recipe
- It tastes great. Mimosas are a classic for a reason. This one is no different.
- It's incredibly easy to make. All you have to do is pour a few different liquids into a glass. You can totally do this.
- It's so festive! I mean, look at it! This Grinch Mimosa is the perfect festive drink for Christmastime.
💭 What is a Grinch Mimosa?
Okay maybe we should first talk about the Grinch. You all know the Grinch, right? He's the misanthropic creature, created by Dr. Seuss, with a heart that's two sizes too small, hates the Whos, and attempts to steal Christmas. That Grinch.
A Grinch Mimosa takes a classic mimosa (orange juice + champagne) and adds a bit of blue curaçao to the mix to give the drink a bright green color. The green color, of course, mimics the bright green of the Grinch's fur.
You only need a few ingredients to make a Grinch Mimosa! Let's take a look at and talk about them below.
- Orange juice: Use your favorite orange juice for this mimosa: freshly squeezed or bottled. For convenience, I use bottled OJ. No pulp, please.
- Blue curaçao: Blue curaçao is a citrus-flavored (laraha, to be exact) liqueur that is similar in flavor to triple sec. It gets its distinctive blue color from food coloring.
- Bubbly: Champagne, prosecco, sparkling wine... it's all good. Use whatever bubbly you prefer/your wallet will permit.
- Garnish: As always, you don't need to garnish your drink. However, I thought that these mimosas looked particularly nice with a maraschino cherry plunked into the bottom of the champagne flute.
👩🏻🍳 How to make a Grinch Mimosa
Start by pouring your orange juice into the bottom of a champagne flute.
Follow the OJ with the blue curaçao. Get a load of the color change! It's looking Grinchy already.
Top everything off with the bubbly of your choice. A big thanks to my husband, who lent his hand to this cause.
If you'd like, drop a maraschino cherry into the bottom of the champagne flute. It's not necessary, but I love the festive red-green color contrast that it gives.
🔗 Other mimosa recipes
Looking for other mimosa recipes? I can help with that! Take a look through the photos and links below and you'll find another new favorite.
- Apple Cider Mimosas from A Nerd Cooks
- Pineapple Upside Down Mimosas from Family Fresh Meals
- Grapefruit Mimosa from Jaylynn Little
- Tiffany Mimosas from The Blond Cook
❓ FAQs/Tips and tricks
I wouldn't recommend it. You don't want your bubbly to lose, well, its bubbles. If you pour all of the ingredients into a big pitcher, the prosecco/champagne/sparkling wine may go flat while you wait to pour out your drinks.
Either one works!
Because it's bright green, just like the Grinch! It's a fun holiday cocktail.
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- 3 ounces orange juice
- ½ ounce blue curaçao
- 4 ounces prosecco or other bubbly of choice
- maraschino cherries for garnish (optional)
- Pour the orange juice into the bottom of a champagne flute.
- Add the blue curaçao to the orange juice.
- Top it off with prosecco, or other bubbly.
- Drop a maraschino cherry or two into the bottom of the champagne flute, if desired.
- Use store bought or freshly squeezed OJ
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.