Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa are sweet with floral lavender, tart and pleasantly acidic grapefruit and fizzy prosecco swirled in a glass to make any occasion in which it's appropriate for bubbles a tasty occasion.
Yes, it's Tuesday and I am hoping into your inbox or social media with a delicious bubbly cocktail for 3 reasons:
- It is dang delicious and we shouldn't have to wait for brunch to drink prosecco.
- I have a teething 4 month old that hates pacifiers, can't decide if she likes to be swaddled or not swaddled, and likes to play 'wake up tag team' with her older sister all. the. blessed. night. GIVE ME THAT FIZZY GOODNESS FRIENDS.
- The hubs bought me a new camera lens for Christmas and I am absolutely obsessed with the photos. He's a swell guy that one, even if looking at a coupe glass sets his teeth on edge.
How to make Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa
Step 1 - Whip up that lavender simple syrup.
You know why they call them simple syrups? Because they are ridiculously easy to make. You ready?
1 part water: 1 part granulated sugar: whatever else you want to throw in there to flavor it
My lavender plant from the summer garden has been gone a long while (siiiigh), and I've desperately been missing Lavender Matcha Lattes. Then life works in the way that it does and these beautiful lavender springs were just staring me right in the face in the herb section at WFs.
Well whatdaya know, let's make us a cocktail. But don't sweat, if you can't find fresh lavender you can use culinary lavender.
We're going for a sweet, floral flavor. Not an I'm stressed and I need the whole bottle of lavender bubble bath soapy flavor.
Step 2 - Find some fresh grapefruit juice
Using the ruby red grapefruit juice in the bottle isn't going to be armageddon for your cocktail, but with an Ina Garten mantra in the back of your minds "fresh is best."
Around here they sell a brand called Natalies in the dairy section of the market that we use at almost every bar I've ever worked in. It's good quality and then you don't have to juice the fruit yourself. Total and complete win.
Step 3 - Make your cocktail
Swirl the grapefruit and lavender syrup together in your glass. A mixing spoon works just fine. Then top with your choice of bubbles. If you don't have prosecco, champagne will certainly work as an understudy.
If you're looking for a fancy garnish, the lavender springs float perfectly on top. A lemon twist would be a nice touch too.
Then all you have to do is sip to your hearts content, or until the bottle is out of bubbles...whichever comes first.
Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa
Lavender Simple Syrup
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup water
- 5 to 8 sprigs fresh lavender OR 2 teaspoons dried culinary lavender
Lavender Grapefruit Mimosa
- 1 ounce lavender syrup
- 1 ounce grapefruit juice
- 4 ounces prosecco
- Prepare the lavender syrup. Combine the sugar, water and lavender in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Optional: strain out lavender before storing. Allow the syrup to cool before using.
- Make the cocktail. In a champagne glass, add the lavender syrup and grapefruit juice. Stir to combine. Top with prosecco - about 4 ounces - and gently stir together.
- Optional garnish. Gently add a sprig of lavender or lemon twist to the top of the drink.
- Lavender grapefruit mimosas can be served in wine glasses too, just measure out the prosecco.