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.
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?
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.
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
- Fresh oranges to garnish
- Champagne flutes
- Jigger or shot glass to measure
- Sharp knife to cut the garnish
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Looking for another great mimosa recipe? Try out this strawberry lemon mimosa, too!
[Recipe + art direction by Cyd Converse | Photos by Alice G. Patterson.]