Lime Juice Mimosa
If you like veering away from the traditional, try making lime juice mimosa and be amazed at how three ingredients can be transformed into an unforgettable cocktail drink.
- 3 limes
- sugar to taste
- sparkling wine well chilled
- Squeeze the juice from the limes. Strain, if necessary.
- Stir in enough sugar to create a good balance with the tartness.
- Divide the sweetened lime juice among three glasses.
- Pour chilled sparkling wine to fill up the glasses.
- Serve the lime juice mimosa at once.
The definition of a mimosa cocktail is a drink made with equal parts orange juice and champagne. But that doesn’t mean there is no elbow room to wiggle in from that strict definition. Some recipes add triple sec; others include a wee amount of orange liqueur for depth. Even the orange juice can be substituted with some other citrus juice. What cannot be excluded is sparkling wine. Champagne is traditional but remember that champagne is just a regional designation for sparkling wine produced in Champagne, France. You can make mimosa with other sparkling wine like prosecco and asti (from Italy), espumante (from Portugal) or cava (from Spain). Kaffir limes (we have a tree that bears fruit prolifically) were used to make this drink. Updated from a recipe originally published in July 18, 2017