3 Ingredient Blood Orange Mimosa: Winter Brunch Cocktail

This easy blood orange mimosa is the perfect winter brunch cocktail. It makes use of vibrant blood oranges, which are only available during the winter months. Thanks to the lovely reddish pink color, it’s equally great for your Valentine’s or Galentine’s Day brunch as well!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

With just 3 ingredients and less than 5 minutes needed to throw it together, this blood orange mimosa is a simple, stunning, and delicious cocktail option.

In fact, it’s basically a regular mimosa (a combination of orange juice and champagne), but uses the red juice from this winter variety instead (and a touch of triple sec to reinforce the orange flavor).

It’s the perfect choice for any winter brunch, since it makes use of seasonal citrus. The beautiful color makes it perfect for Valentine’s Day as well (or Christmas, if you can find the oranges by then). It scales easily for parties as well, making it versatile whether you’re solo or a crowd!

blood orange mimosas in champagne flutes with bottle and fresh oranges next to it

Ingredient List

ingredients to make blood orange mimosa
  • 2 ounces fresh blood orange juice
  • ½ ounce triple sec (or another orange liquor)
  • 3 ½ ounces champagne (or Prosecco or Cava)

Ingredient Tips and Substitutions

  • You can use bottled blood orange juice as well, but note that it is typically sweeter
  • For a sweeter drink (or if your oranges are very tart), you can add up to ½ ounce simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • If you prefer a stronger drink, add more orange liquor (such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec), some plain or orange vodka, or some Elderflower liquor (like St. Germain) for a complimentary option

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Add the blood orange juice and triple sec to the base of a champagne flute and stir to mix
add blood orange juice and triple sec to champagne flute
  1. Top with the champagne (pour slowly so you don’t overflow the glass)
slowly pour champagne over blood orange juice
  1. Garnish with a slice of blood orange or a twist of peel, and serve
overhead view of blood orange mimosas with blood orange slices folded inside

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Recipe FAQs

What Ingredients Do I Need for a Blood Orange Mimosa?

To prepare a blood orange mimosa, you’ll need fresh blood oranges, sparkling wine (such as champagne or prosecco), and optionally, a sweetener like simple syrup.

Triple sec (or another orange liquor) is often used to enhance the orange flavor of the drink.

Can I Use Regular Oranges Instead of Blood Oranges?

While blood oranges add a unique flavor and color, you can use regular oranges if blood oranges are not available.

However, it will result in a different taste and appearance.

How Do I Make a Non-Alcoholic Version of a Blood Orange Mimosa?

For a non-alcoholic mocktail version, replace the sparkling wine with a non-alcoholic sparkling beverage or soda. Sparkling apple juice, blood orange ginger beer, and blood orange sparkling water are great options.

Adjust sweetness to taste based on your chosen base.

Are There Variations For the Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe?

Yes, you can experiment with variations such as adding a splash of liqueur (like triple sec), using different sparkling wines, or garnishing with herbs like mint.

Also feel free to add other complimentary flavors, like Elderflower liquor, for unique flavor combinations.

Can I Prepare Blood Orange Mimosas in Advance for a Party?

While it’s best to mix the ingredients just before serving for optimal fizziness, you can pre-squeeze the blood orange juice, mix with sweetener if desired, and chill it for up to 48 hours.

Combine with sparkling wine when ready to serve.

What Garnishes Pair Well With Blood Orange Mimosas?

Garnish with a twist of blood orange peel, a slice of blood orange, or even a few berries for a visually appealing and flavorful touch.

The addition of a sprig of mint or rosemary can add a festive touch, along with a hint of herbal flavor.

Recipe Pro Tips

  • This recipe assumes the use of a 6 ounce champagne flute. As flutes can vary in size (up to 10 ounces) you may need to adjust the quantity of champagne added. For anything over 8 ounces, I recommend using 1.5 – 2x the other ingredients to preserve proportions
closeup view of two blood orange mimosas in champagne flutes with blood orange slices in the rim

Storage and Serving Tips

  • You can squeeze your oranges and add any sweetener desired in advance. Mix in the triple sec, and store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Add to individual glasses and top with chilled champagne just before serving for best fizz levels
  • This recipe scales well for a pitcher for parties. Just store the juice in a carafe and create a make your own mimosa bar!

More Amazing Red and Pink Mimosas to Try

Final Thoughts

These delicious blood orange mimosas are perfect for winter brunch, or Valentine’s Day thanks to their gorgeous red pink coloring.

Juicy blood oranges make the perfect base for a mimosa, as they’re similar in flavor to a traditional orange (with a hint of flavor akin to berries). Their vibrant color is what really sets them apart!

With just 3 ingredients and a few minutes to throw together, this is one cocktail that’s easy to enjoy all winter long. Well, as long as the blood oranges are in season, that is!

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Easy Blood Orange Mimosa Recipe

This easy blood orange mimosa recipe has just 3 ingredients and takes under 5 minutes to prepare. Its vibrant color is perfect for Valentine’s Day and a pick me up for winter!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 182 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Ounces fresh blood orange juice (about 1 medium orange)
  • ½ Ounce triple sec (or another orange liquor like O3 or Grand Marnier)
  • 3 ½ Ounces champagne (or Prosecco or Cava)

Instructions
 

  • Add the blood orange juice and triple sec to the base of a champagne flute and stir to mix
    2 Ounces fresh blood orange juice, ½ Ounce triple sec
  • Top with the champagne (pour slowly so you don’t overflow the glass)
    3 ½ Ounces champagne
  • Garnish with a slice of blood orange or a twist of peel, and serve

Notes

  • You can use bottled blood orange juice as well, but note that it is typically sweeter
  • For a sweeter drink (or if your oranges are very tart), you can add up to ½ ounce simple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • If you prefer a stronger drink, add more orange liquor (such as Grand Marnier or Triple Sec), some plain or orange vodka, or some Elderflower liquor (like St. Germain) for a complimentary option
  • This recipe assumes the use of a 6 ounce champagne flute. As flutes can vary in size (up to 10 ounces) you may need to adjust the quantity of champagne added. For anything over 8 ounces, I recommend using 1.5 – 2x the other ingredients to preserve proportions
  • You can squeeze your oranges and add any sweetener desired in advance. Mix in the triple sec, and store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Add to individual glasses and top with chilled champagne just before serving for best fizz levels
  • This recipe scales well for a pitcher for parties. Just store the juice in a carafe and create a make your own mimosa bar!
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, any swaps or additions, garnishes added, size of glasses, and total quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 235gCalories: 182kcalCarbohydrates: 1.2gSodium: 1170mgSugar: 22.8g
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