Enjoy this surprisingly easy to make, beautiful sunrise mimosa cocktail that’s tart ‘n spritzy, finished with a delicious cherry sweetness.
Letting the Sunrise on Your Mimosa Morning
Watching the sunrise… *happy sigh* When’s the last time you had a chance to do that? (Without running around, trying to get everything done?) Today, we’re gonna create the easiest mimosa cocktail: made with orange juice, champagne and cherry grenadine. The second you drop the cherry grenadine in, take in a deep breath and enjoy the sunrise—that you created. 🙂 It’s time to treat yourself to a beautiful sunrise mimosa. Sip it, stare at it, and just enjoy.
Sunrise Mimosa Ingredients
The sunrise mimosa is made with just 3 ingredients for one of the prettiest cocktails that also easy to make:
- Prosecco – a sparkling wine from Italy that’s crisp and fresh.   
- Orange Juice – some folks prefer fresh-squeezed orange juice, others prefer store-bought orange juice in their mimosa. It’s up to your personal preference (and convenience, let’s be real)
- Grenadine – a “nonalcoholic bar syrup” that’s made with a sweetener and a citric acid component. Today, we’re using a cherry grenadine that allows for the pretty red tint to our sunrise mimosa.  
What is a Sunrise Mimosa?
The sunrise mimosa is a delightful twist on the classic mimosa, a cocktail usually enjoyed during brunch. The classic mimosa is made with 1 part champagne or Prosecco, and 1 part orange juice—this can change based on the personal preference of the cocktail sipper. The sunrise mimosa adds in a splash of cherry grenadine to create a beautiful sunrise gradient effect in the spritzy cocktail.
How to Make a Sunrise Mimosa
It’s super simple to make a sunrise mimosa.
First, grab your champagne flutes.
Second, fill the flutes halfway with Prosecco.
Third, top the flutes off with orange juice.
Then, drop in a spoonful of cherry grenadine into each flute. As the grenadine drops to the bottom, you’ll see it rise about halfway to the top of the glass, creating a gorgeous gradient of colors resembling a sunrise: yellow, orange and red.
Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry and enjoy!
What’s the Difference Between a Sunrise Mimosa and a Tequila Sunrise?
The difference between a Sunrise Mimosa and a Tequila Sunrise is pretty simple: the liquor component. In a sunrise mimosa, you have a combo of Prosecco, orange juice and grenadine. In a Tequila Sunrise, you have a combo of tequila, Prosecco or champagne, orange juice and grenadine. Usually, a tequila sunrise is a sunrise mimosa with just a splash (or an ounce) of tequila. However, the amount of tequila can increase based on your personal preference.
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Well, Hello There
Hello there, my friend. How are you liking our curious cocktails adventure? I have so much fun making and sharing these shaken and sometimes stirred delights with you. Just let me know if you have a cocktail recipe request below. I can’t wait! ‘Til our next one…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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