Blood orange mimosas—everything you love about a classic mimosa (easy to make, elegant, celebratory, wine in the morning!) turned up a few notches. This gorgeously hued brunch cocktail calls for just three ingredients and has more color and pizazz than a classic mimosa.
In addition to using blood orange juice, I've added a splash of ginger liqueur to this mimosa recipe. The ginger liqueur adds a spicy zip to the drink while also giving it more of a "cocktail" feel and not just a juicy brunch drink.
This refined take on the classic mimosa is great for brunch, evening cocktails, and even holiday dinner parties.
- Fresh blood oranges (in season December–April)
- Ginger liqueur (such as Domaine De Canton)
- Sparkling wine (such as Cava Prosecco)
Get my favorite champagne flutes!
What kind of sparkling wine is best for mimosas?
I recommend using brut Cava or Prosecco for mimosas—both are dry sparkling wines and tend to mix well with citrus juice. Avoid using Champagne as it's simply not worth the cost when mixing with juice. Save champagne for enjoying on its own!
Both Cava and Prosecco are affordable, but steer clear of the super cheap stuff and use a bottle that runs somewhere between $12 and $16.
How do you make blood orange mimosas?
- Juice a few blood oranges (save a few slices for garnish).
- Add blood orange juice and a splash of ginger liqueur to champagne flutes.
- Slowly pour sparkling wine into flutes, tilted at an angle to avoid aggressive bubbly.
- Garnish with blood orange slices.
Variations to keep your mimosa game strong:
- Classic: Skip the ginger liqueur for a more classic mimosa (or add a splash of orange liqueur).
- Sunrise Mimosa: Use pomegranate liqueur (which I also use in this Kir Royale) instead of the ginger liqueur for a sunrise look.
- Grapefruit & Rosemary: Use this Grapefruit Rosemary Syrup in place of the juice and liqueur.
- Pear & Ginger: Use pear nectar instead of the orange juice.
What to serve with Blood Orange Mimosas:
The classic mimosa is a breakfast staple, but this blood orange version is more refined and a bit lighter, making it a great cocktail for any occasion (not just before noon)!
As a brunch cocktail:
- Smoked Salmon Platter with Blini
- Buckwheat Pancakes with Caramelized Pears
- Crustless Quiche Lorraine
- Healthyish Cinnamon Rolls
As an evening cocktail with appetizers:
Other cocktails that use ginger liqueur:
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Blood Orange & Ginger Mimosas are the perfect addition to any brunch or shower. Calling for just 3 ingredients, this modernized take on the classic brunch cocktail is a delicious upgrade!
- 2 cups chilled fresh blood orange juice (from about 6 oranges)
- 4 ounces ginger liqueur (such as Domaine De Canton)
- 1 bottle (750-ml.) sparkling wine, such as brut Cava or Prosecco, chilled
- Blood orange slices for serving
Pour 2 ounces blood orange juice and ½ ounce ginger liqueur into each champagne flute. Fill flutes with sparkling wine; garnish with a slice of orange and serve immediately.
Blood Oranges: blood oranges can be found at most grocery stores between December and April. They have a unique peel with spots of dark coloring and a bright red flesh.
Ginger liqueur: you can find ginger liqueur at most liquor stores. You can also use a ginger simple syrup if you prefer not to use liqueur.
- Serving Size: 1 mimosa
- Calories: 134
- Sugar: 10g
- Sodium: 0
- Fat: 0
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 16g
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: Brunch Cocktail, mimosa, blood orange mimosa, blood orange cocktail
This recipe was originally posted on February 1, 2019. It was last updated on February 9th 2021.