Elevate Your Brunch Game with Creative Mimosas Using Frenchie Cocktail Spritzes
To me, brunch is a fascinating cultural phenomenon. Brunch food is delicious, sure. But I’m pretty sure brunch is usually less about the meal and more about a time to gather with friends and luxuriate in some stolen moments of leisure. Organizing brunch is putting a stake in the ground and saying, today is about enjoyment. All those house chores and piles of laundry? They can wait for now. It’s important to have days like that sometimes. As a person who shares a not insignificant number of qualities with a hobbit (homebody? check. endearingly twitchy? check. elevensees? sign me up!), I like to use brunch as an additional meal (and coffee opportunity) rather than a substitute meal. I have my standard slice of toast for breakfast and then will happily engage with waffles or benedicts a couple hours later. And mimosas for sure. I can’t remember quite how I first decided to try using Frenchie in a mimosa instead of champagne (probably necessity, let’s be serious. I’m more likely to be stocked with our canned cocktails than a bottle of champagne, plus they’re better for serving one!), but it was an important discovery. The combination of Frenchie + grapefruit juice is SO! GOOD! And Frenchie isn’t the only one. All our canned cocktails, Frenchie, Briar, and Vélo are not only perfect on their own but also lend themselves beautifully to unique and creative mimosas. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your brunch guests with these extraordinary concoctions.
1.Frenchie + grapefruit juice
Let’s start our mimosa journey with our OG. Bursting with the delightful notes of elderflower and grapefruit, this spritz adds a touch of floral sophistication to a mimosa. To create the perfect Frenchie mimosa, mix equal parts Frenchie spritz and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. The effervescent bubbles, the floral and the citrus create a harmonious dance of flavors. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or a slice of grapefruit to add an extra touch of elegance to your glass.
2. Vélo + orange
Next up Vélo, a spritz that combines vibrant notes of sweet orange, bitter orange, hibiscus, and rhubarb. Its zesty and slightly bitter undertones make it a perfect candidate for a creative mimosa. For the Vélo mimosa, mix equal parts Vélo spritz and blood orange juice. The bittersweet tang of the blood orange plays harmoniously with all of the other citrus, creating an extra fresh squeezed and invigorating drink. To add a touch of flair, garnish with a twist of blood orange peel or a sprig of rosemary. If you can’t find blood orange juice, a Vélo mimosa with regular orange juice is also lovely.
3. Briar + lemonade
Next up, we have Briar, a jammy yet complex blend of blackberries and apples. I’m going to off road here and tell you to mix Briar cocktail with fresh lemonade. I know, this is technically not a mimosa anymore, maybe more of a shandy? But it’s soooo refreshing and tasty. Especially perfect for hot sunny days, Add a few fresh blackberries or a sprig of lavender to garnish.
You don’t have to stop there, of course. One of the best things about creating mimosas is the endless room for customization. Feel free to experiment with different ratios of juice to cocktail, to find your perfect balance. You can also play with garnishes, adding fresh herbs, edible flowers, or even a sprinkle of edible glitter for a touch of whimsy.
When it comes to brunch, the mimosa is an unrivaled classic. When you add our canned cocktails into your mimosa repertoire, you can take the classic to brand new places. Whether you opt for the floral elegance of the Frenchie, the fruity allure of the Briar, or the vibrant zest of the Vélo, these spritzes offer a refreshing twist on the traditional mimosa, perfect for the most relaxing mornings that stretch into afternoons.