Mimosa... the simple drink that can create a million stories in a lifetime. It's the happy place every Saturday and Sunday for every brunching human out there. It's bliss. And it's two ingredients: sparkling wine (or champagne if you get really fancy) and OJ. Big brunch restaurants have spiced this drink up thousands of different ways, and I've maybe tried 100 different versions. I have to say though, the original is my sunshine in a glass. You just simply don't have to do too much to this drink to make it "the best mimosa ever." However, I've found fresh orange juice never hurts. And a little sweetness can make any little lady (or dude with a sweet tooth) happy. Here's a fun version that will present beautifully at any brunch party or morning gathering!
8-10 large oranges
1 bottle of sparkling wine, cava, prosecco, or champagne
1/4 cup of sugar
zest from one orange
Juice your oranges. You can do this by hand or with whatever juicing tool you have on hand. I simply juice mine right into a measuring cup by hand
Pour sugar on a small plate. Zest orange into the sugar. Stir together.
Take an orange slice and "rim your glass" with the juice from the orange. Dip your class in the sugar-orange mixture
Fill glass 3/4 way with the sparkling and after the bubbles settle add fresh OJ.
CHEERS TO HAPPY DRINKING!!!