Blood Orange Mimosas

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Blood Orange MimosasRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower/Claire Spollen

We love the color blood oranges give this classic brunch cocktail. A dash of bitters adds depth. Look for orange bitters--such as Fee Brothers or Stirrings--at liquor stores or specialty grocers. ­The sugar cube dissolves as you sip, balancing the bitters and giving off bubbles for a festive touch. Juice the oranges and keep chilled up to a day ahead.

Serves 12 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

Ingredients

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12 sugar cubes
1/2 teaspoon blood orange bitters or Angostura bitters
7 1/2 cups sparkling wine, chilled
3 cups fresh blood orange juice (about 6 oranges)
Blood orange rind curls (optional)

Preparation

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 12 Minutes

1. Place 1 sugar cube in each of 12 Champagne flutes or slender glasses; add 1 drop bitters to each flute. Combine wine and juice. Divide wine mixture evenly among flutes. Garnish with rind, if desired.

Created date

February 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 143
Fat 0.0 g
Protein 0.0 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 0.0 mg
Calcium 5 mg