How To: Momma and Daughter Mimosa Brunch


My all-time FAVE drink is the mimosa – once the province of brunch, this delightfully bubbly drink is perfect for all seasons and occasions! (Check out some other fruity cocktail recipes here!) Now I’m sharing my two favorite recipes for Paloma Mimosas (for mom) and Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktails (for your little one, or your friends who don’t imbibe!)

The Paloma Mimosa is modern mix of two classic drinks, combining the Paloma’s lime-and-grapefruit tang with the mimosas’ fruity bubbles. The Paloma is a Mexican favorite, combining tequila, grapefruit soda, and lime. The classic Mimosa, as I’m sure you know, is an easy-sipping mix of fresh-squeezed orange juice and champagne. Mashed together, the Paloma Mimosa is a fruity, sparkling, insanely delicious drink that makes any meal a celebration!

Paloma Mimosa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 3 cocktails


  • 6 tbsp. tequila
  • 6 tbsp. pulp-free ruby red grapefruit juice, refrigerated
  • 3 tbsp. Fresh lime juice, refrigerated
  • 3 tbsp. grenadine, refrigerated
  • ½ bottle chilled champagne or cava
  • Grapefruit and lime slices, to garnish

How To Make It

Step 1
In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and grenadine together, and shake well.

Step 2
Pour an even amount of the mixture into three champagne flutes, then top with champagne or cava until almost full.

Step 3
Garnish with grapefruit or lime slices, and enjoy! This Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail is grown-up enough for your adult friends and sweet and bubbly enough to make little ones smile. Forget the Shirley Temples! For an extra-sweet twist, press the rims of the champagne glasses into simple syrup, then roll the rims into colored sugar.

Sparkling Grapefruit Mocktail

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 4 mocktails


  • ¼ cup colored sugar for the rims (optional)
  • 4 tsp. grenadine syrup
  • 2 cups ruby red grapefruit juice, chilled
  • ½ cup simple syrup
  • 1 can Sprite, 7-Up or natural lemon-lime soda, chilled

How To Make It

Step 1
To make the super-fancy coloured sugar rims, mix 1 drop of food colouring (I use red!) with ¼ cup of sugar on a plate, mixing with your fingers until the colour is evenly distributed. Dip a fingertip in the simple syrup and line the rims of 4 champagne glasses, then flip upside down and press into the sugar.

Step 2
For each of the 4 mocktails, add 1 tsp. grenadine, ½ cup ruby red grapefruit juice, and 2 tbsp. simple syrup in a glass, and then top up with lemon-lime soda. Ta da!

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