Mimosas...Mima's favorite way to start the New Year!
First things first, pull out a beautiful small glass pitcher. If more than 4 adults plan to partake of your wonderful Mimosas...double the recipe below. Note: Regardless of how many glasses want filling, I like to use 1/2 a bottle of champagne to keep the drinks cool and the bubbly...well, bubbly.
Now, let's begin.
You'll need the following to serve 4:
1/2 Bottle of Champagne (the best of the bubbly is not necessary for this recipe)
2 C. Orange Juice (the best OJ is better but not required)
2 oz of Chambourd or Kirsh liquor
Pomegranate Airls (another word for the seed)
Squeeze of lime (or a simple splash of bottled lime juice works, too)
Add all ingredients and stir.
Note: You can purchase the pomegranate airls in the produce section of your grocery store. If you can't find them or don't like them or forget them - don't worry. I'd add a bit more Chambourd. I imagine maraschino cherries might work...in a pinch. I'd stick with the Chambourd.
I like to balance my Mimosa with a bit of coffee cake or perhaps a cinnamon roll and a spoonful of softly scrambled egg.
Anyone for seconds???
Have a wonderful 2012!