Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe

Mar 29

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.

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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?

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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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5 thoughts on “Tequila Sunrise Mimosa Recipe”

    1. 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!

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