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Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

This tequila sunrise mimosa recipe is the perfect mimosa recipe for brunch! It’s festive, fun, perfectly party ready and takes barely more effort than a classic mimosa.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Good champagne is one of my perennial go-to cocktails. Served simply, always in a flute, nice and chilly cold. That should be a good enough segue to explain that my love for a good mimosa recipe runs deep. Real deep. Does brunch get any better than a good mimosa?

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

With loads of spring and summer parties to come in the upcoming weeks and months ahead, I wanted to put a spin on the classic brunch staple that would really wow your guests. For the record, this would also make the perfect mimosa recipe for a casual weekend brunch served up while wearing your favorite pajamas. It’s also perfect for Easter brunch, Mother’s Day, a bridal shower, or any kind of formal occasion.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

To Make My Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe, You Will Need:

This tequila sunrise mimosa is one part tequila, one part champagne and one part orange juice with a nice splash of grenadine to give it that insanely beautiful color. Garnish with fresh orange and you’ve got the kind of brunch cocktail that your friends will go crazy over. 

  • Chilled tequila
  • Chilled champagne (or prosecco)
  • Orange juice
  • Grenadine
  • Fresh oranges to garnish
  • Champagne flutes
  • Jigger or shot glass to measure
  • Sharp knife to cut the garnish

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

How to Make My Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

For best results when making this boozy mimosa recipe, chill your tequila beforehand for a nice, crisp cold mimosa! (I like to stick my tequila in the freezer for a while so it’s really chilly!) Then measure and pour the tequila into a pretty champagne flute. 

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Next you will add champagne until your flute is roughly half full, which for most flutes will be approximately 1 ounce or slightly more. (Let’s be honest here. I think more champagne is always a very very good idea!) Your champagne should also be chilled in advance.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Then you’ll pour in orange juice until your flute is mostly full, stopping to save room for the grenadine. There should be about 1/2″ or a little less at the top of your flute.

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Finally, finish by adding a large splash of grenadine to each flute. Isn’t that color amazing?! I love the color blocked look. And see how easy they are to make?

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Of course I like to gussy things up with a sweet little orange wedge. I can never leave a cocktail well enough alone, am I right? Bring on all the cute garnishes! All that’s left after that is to sip and enjoy!

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe | Mimosa recipes, brunch recipes, Easter recipes, entertaining tips, party ideas and more from @cydconverse

Looking for another great mimosa recipe? Try out this strawberry lemon mimosa, too!

[Recipe + art direction by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1 ounce champagne
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Grenadine
  • Fresh orange (to garnish)

Instructions

  1. Pour 1 ounce of tequila into a champagne flute.
  2. Add champagne until you're flute is roughly half full, approximately 1 ounce or slightly more.
  3. Pour in orange juice until flute is mostly full, save for about 1/2" at the top of your flute.
  4. Finish by adding a large splash of grenadine to each flute. Sip and enjoy!

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Matt Taylor

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Looks very colorful, I don't drink alcohol, but orange juice and grenadine sounds pretty good as a virgin version.

Cyd Converse

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

Yes, Matt! I'd do the orange juice, grenadine and maybe a splash of Spirte/7Up/ginger ale in place of the bubbly. It would be really delicious!

Rachael Yerkes

Tuesday 5th of May 2020

These are so pretty! and delicious! We'll be making them all summer long

elizabeth

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

These look fabulous! I cannot wait to make them for my next brunch!

Cyd Converse

Wednesday 29th of March 2017

Thanks, Elizabeth! Enjoy them - they're the perfect brunch cocktail!