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Take your breakfasts to the next level this holiday season with this mimosa float recipe. It adds a little spin to a traditional bubbly champagne and orange juice mimosa by adding a scoop of sweet orange sorbet to your glass.
Mimosa Float Ingredients
- 6-ounce pour Brut Champagne (I used Korbel brand)
- 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
- 2 scoops of orange sorbet (I used a 2-inch ice cream scoop)
- Wedge of navel orange for garnish
I used orange sorbet, not sherbert, in this sherbet mimosa floats recipe. Note that sherbert is dairy-based and may make your mimosa float very cloudy when mixed with the carbonation of the champagne. Sorbet is just fruit puree and sugar that has been frozen, so it is a better option for this cocktail.
SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS
SORBET: You can switch up the sorbet flavor you use if you’d like. Lemon, lime, or strawberry sorbet would all be delicious in this fancy drink.
How to Make This Mimosa Float Recipe
You can get at least 6 mimosa floats from a standard 750-milliliter bottle of Brut Champagne and a pint of orange sorbet. Just remember that different-sized glasses will yield different quantities.
STEP ONE: Place the orange juice concentrate at the bottom of a stemless wine glass.
STEP TWO: Pour the Brut Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate. You may need to give it a little stir to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.
f you use a traditional champagne flute, you may need to use a smaller sized (1-inch) ice cream scoop to fit the glass. Cookie scoops might be a great choice in this case. This cocktail can be tailored to your personal glass preference. You just want to make sure that you only fill the glass ½ to ¾ full with the champagne before adding the orange sorbet. Also, note the importance of allowing the bubbles to settle before adding the sorbet so that you do not overflow your glass.
STEP THREE: Very carefully add the 2 scoops of orange sorbet. It may bubble up, so just let the bubbles calm down before placing the second scoop in the glass.
STEP FOUR: Garnish the rim of the glass with the fresh orange slice or wedge and serve your festive cocktail.
How to Serve
These mimosa champagne floats should be served immediately after being assembled. They would be a great addition to a bridal or baby shower menu. They would also be a great holiday morning cocktail or a celebratory drink on New Year’s Eve. For the little people, our Christmas punch is a tasty non-alcoholic drink for them to enjoy.
IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any excess thawed orange juice concentrate in a sealed mason jar in the refrigerator for a week and use it for other recipes or additional mimosa floats.
This sherbet mimosa recipe would be a delightful treat to serve at a weekend brunch or party. A few simple ingredients, and you’ll have a new favorite morning cocktail to enjoy. What a great way to ring in the new year or celebrate a special occasion.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A champagne glass or stemless wine glass would work well, although it is entirely up to you which type of glass you choose.
This delicious drink can’t be made ahead of time because the sorbet will melt. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this drink, so you can whip it up in a flash.
Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco are all great options to use to make mimosas.
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- 6 ounces pour Brut Champagne I used Korbel brand
- 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate thawed
- 2 scoops sorbet I used a 2-inch ice cream scoop
- 1 wedge navel orange for garnish
- In the bottom of a stemless wine glass, place the orange juice concentrate.
- Pour the Brut Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate. You may need to give it a little stir to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.
- Very carefully add the 2 scoops of orange sorbet. It may bubble up, so just let the bubbles calm down before placing the second scoop in the glass.
- Garnish the rim of the glass with the fresh orange wedge and serve.