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Sweet and bubbly, this peach mimosa recipe is exactly what your next brunch date ordered. With a mix of peach juice, pureed peaches, and orange juice with tons of bubbles, it's a refreshing drink that you'll want to make again and again all summer.
Your Sunday mornings are insisting you add brunch cocktails to them. The last brunch you had was on Mother's Day and it's unacceptable, apparently. You need to slow down a bit, enjoy your weekends, and I'm here to help.
Not only with a whole slew of tasty brunch recipes, but with a perfect summer champagne cocktail: peach mimosas are like a mix of mimosa and bellini with fresh peach purée and peach juice, so it's really perfect not only for summer but any time of the year. Just use peach juice outside of peach season.
Origins of mimosas
The mimosa is a classic cocktail that has been around for many years. The name "mimosa" comes from the French word for "mixture." This cocktail is traditionally made with Champagne and orange juice in a champagne flute, but there are many variations. The most popular variation is the peach mimosa, which is made with peach juice or peach liqueur.
It is believed that a bartender in 1925 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris created the mimosa. Another theory is that director Alfred Hitchcock invented the mimosa cocktail in San Francisco in the 1940s.
Whatever the origin of its name, the mimosa is a delicious and refreshing cocktail that's perfect for any occasion! And now that peach season is here, it's the perfect time to try this easy bubbly peach mimosa recipe.
How to make peach mimosas
This is not your typical mimosa, since we are adding peach puree. It's optional since peach nectar has plenty of 'peachy' flavor, but I love the peach puree. It's like a mix of a mimosa and a bellini.
Simply combine peach nectar and orange juice together.
Then in wine glasses or champagne flutes add the puree, the nectar mixture, and then pour champagne over the top.
This is a real simple cocktail. It reminds me a lot of spritzes, where you use liqueurs and juices to spread out a bottle of wine. Garnish with a little fresh mint and you have a perfect drink!
Fresh peaches. White peaches are the classic, but use whatever ripe peaches you can find. If it's not peach season, just use peach nectar/peach juice.
Peach nectar or peach juice. Peach nectar is more sweet than peach juice, so keep it in mind.
Sparkling white wine. Use your favorite champagne for special occasions, but use any great sparkling wine you like.
Best champagne for mimosas
When it comes to mimosas, not all champagnes are created equal. The best champagnes for mimosas are those that have a lot of flavor and a medium-dry sweetness, but if you're someone with a sweet tooth go after those extra dry sweet champagnes or an effervescent moscato.
If you don't care for sweet, go for a simple brut champagne.
How to Make Peach Mimosas for a Crowd
Pour a 750 mL bottle of your champagne into a large pitcher. Top it off with about 2 cups of peach juice (or the peach purée/peach nectar/orange juice mix) and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes to get it nice and cold.
Because the alcohol in this is wine, it has the same amount of alcohol as the wine you're using: 11% to 13%.
Both cocktails are made with Champagne and fruit juice, but the difference is in the type of fruit juices that's used. A peach bellini is traditionally made with white peach puree, while a mimosa is made with orange juice.
I consider this recipe to be a perfect mix of bellini and mimosa, combining in-season puréed fresh peaches with peach nectar and fresh orange juice. The flavor profile is bright, sweet, summery, and absolutely delicious!
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- 1 750 mL bottle champagne or sparkling moscato
- 1 cup peach puree
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 cup peach nectar
- Pour the bottle of champagne or sparkling wine into a large pitcher.
- Add the peach puree and orange and peach juices and stir to combine.
- Place the pitcher into the fridge for at least 15 minutes to chill.
- Serve cold!