Grapefruit Mimosas

by Shawnda on March 20, 2014

in Beverages,Breakfast,Grapefruit

Grapefruit Mimosa

A couple of weekends ago, we were crouched over a “Boss” burger and a bowl of Kerbey Queso when the server dropped off a frosty carafe full of a perfect pink drink at the table next to us.

I contained my squeal but my “OHMYGODINEEDTHATRIGHTNOW” face was met with a silent, disapproving head-shake.

After like 10 years, we now mostly communicate with a series of eyebrow movements, squinty faces, and throat clicks.

Grapefruit Mimosa

One of us had a big mountain bike race the next day and had no interest in consuming anything that wasn’t water. Or a gigantic bowl of queso. And that meant the other would be responsible for drinking an entire carafe of grapefruit mimosa. (A challenge that one of us would have nooooo problem attacking.)

But one of us decided to be an adult about things. And then that one of us changed her mind and crushed an entire carafe of Grapefruit Mimosas on a school night. Because one of us probably will never grow up. And one of us is okay with that.

They’re delicious and dangerous. So pretty much everything you want need deserve in a drink that’s acceptable to pound before noon.

Grapefruit Mimosas

Pretty pink mimosas made with prosecco and Texas grapefruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle of Prosecco, chilled
  • 3-3.5 cups of fresh grapefruit juice (~4 very large), chilled
  • Sweetener or simple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the chilled Prosecco and grapefruit juice in a large pitcher (one that can handle 8 cups of liquid + a couple inches of Prosecco foam).
  2. Gently stir in your favorite sweetener to-taste, if desired (I added a couple of drops of liquid stevia per glass).

Notes

Yields: ~6 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 10 minutes

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lavender March 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

That looks absolutely delicious! It was the right decision to change your mind, growing up is boring!

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2 Crystal | Apples & Sparkle March 20, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I would have completely shared in your enthusiasm over this drink. I LOVE Mimosas, and we love grapefruit in out house. Plus, who could resist that beautiful pink loveliness?!

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3 Kelsey March 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm

I just LOVE grapefruit – these look so refreshing and yummy!

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4 Jen March 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Kerbey queso AND grapefruit mimosas? Sounds like my ideal meal! What a beautiful beverage.

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5 Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking March 20, 2014 at 9:35 pm

I’m so glad that one of you decided to cave to the craving! And that same one of you decided to share it with us! Prosecco and grapefruit sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try it!!!!

And beautiful pictures btw. So stunning.

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6 Yasmina March 22, 2014 at 8:57 am

Loved your article, made me giggle since ‘one of you’ sounds just like me ;) Cheers!

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7 Joanne March 23, 2014 at 7:06 am

Well I’m glad it all ended up for the best, because now WE get to experience this deliciousness. Really you were just doing for it, I know it. :P

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8 Nikki March 23, 2014 at 7:44 am

We’re you at Kerbey Lane Cafe?! We loved visiting Austin when we lived in Houston and KLC was always a MUST! My tennis tea am drinks this champagne drink on Friday mornings when we’re warming up…we heard it was called a Moonwalk. Delicious!

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9 Shawnda March 23, 2014 at 10:23 am

Sure was! Love love love Kerbey Lane!

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10 Josie March 24, 2014 at 10:44 am

Mmm these sound great. I’ve done half-and-half OJ and grapefruit juice, but I think I need to try it with all grapefruit. You know, for research purposes.

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11 Lesley Kim March 26, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Yummm! That looks delicious!

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12 Terri/LoveandConfections April 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

This is such a great idea – I love a pink cocktail!

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13 Lori May 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

We’re having these for Mother’s Day tomorrow!

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