Bottled orange juice has never really been my thing. Long ago, I read that common orange juice brands often juiced oranges into huge vats, dumped preservatives in there, and then let it sit for years before selling it, putting orange dye into it to make it look fresh. Whether or not that’s true, I’m sure there’s some degree of preservation that goes into bottled orange juice, and when it’s so easy to make fresh juice yourself, it just seems ridiculous to to pay for the processed stuff.
All that is to say: when I make a mimosa, I like to use fresh juice. Recently, I had the idea that I could try grapefruit rather than the standard orange, and the result was fantastic. It has a bit more of a flavorful bite to it than a standard mimosa, which I love.
By the way, I know the color of the mimosa looks totally different in several of these pictures. This is due to color correction from shooting it inside near, and then not so near a window. My bad. If you’re curious, the lighter color is pretty accurate to what the drink actually looks like.
Servings: 1 · Calories: 116
Fat: 0 g · Cholesterol: 0 mg · Sodium: 1 mg · Carbs: 10 g · Fiber: 0 g · Sugar: 9 g · Protein: 1 g
- 4 oz. champagne
- 1/2 large grapefruit
Using a juicer (hand held or the fancy kind, if you have one) juice the grapefruit half. Strain the juice and pour it into a wine glass or champagne flute. Add four ounces of champagne and stir to combine. Enjoy!