5 Mimosa Recipes to Try at Your Next Brunch

As the weather gets warmer and warmer, brunching gets better and better. When it is your turn to host, kick it up a notch by adding an exciting new spin on a brunch staple, the mimosa. For your complete enjoyment, we have gathered our favorite elevated mimosa ideas below- and they are all extremely simple to make. Cheers!

Mimosa Glasses

Unique Mimosa Recipes

 

Blushing Mimosa

This mimosa is a tropical vacation for your taste buds. Enjoy!

  1. Fill each glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Add 2 parts orange juice
  3. Add one part pineapple juice
  4. Add a splash of grenadine

 

Grapefruit Mimosa

Simply substituting orange juice in a classic mimosa gives it a truly enjoyable tropical twist!

  1. Fill each champagne glass ¾ the way with champagne
  2. Top off with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice

 

Mimosa Punch

This delightful spin on a classic mimosa is a nostalgic nod to childhood parties and non-alcoholic punch  bowls. We are liking the adult version even better!

  1. Add one small scoop of orange sherbet to each glass
  2. Pour champagne over the sherbet
  3. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Mimosa Margarita

This mimosa will really get the fiesta started! You can even serve this is a margarita glass for an authentic feel.

  1. Dip each glass rim in water, then in salt
  2. Fill the glass half way with champagne
  3. Add orange juice nearly to the top of the glass, but leave a bit of room
  4. Top with a small dash of tequila
  5. Garnish with an orange slice

 

Blended Mimosa

We love the blended mimosa because it is a wonderful refreshment in the summertime and it can take on any flavor!

  1. Combine frozen strawberries, raspberries, cranberries (or any other frozen fruit your desire) in a blender with orange juice
  2. Blend to the perfect consistency
  3. Pour the mixture into your glasses and top with chilled champagne

 

We would love to hear how you enjoyed these five fun and unique mimosa recipes. Tag us on Instagram @VilleroyBochUSA with your beautiful beverage creations! And remember, always serve in style with the perfect glass.

How to Go Green in the Kitchen

Going Green in the Kitchen

In the spirit of Earth Day this Friday, we think now is the perfect time to evaluate how we all can do our part to be conscious of our impact on this beautiful world we call home. To help you on your quest to incorporate eco-friendly habits in the kitchen, we have gathered five easy ways that you can go green in the kitchen today.

Skip the paper, and the plastic

Opt for reusable dinnerware and flatware rather than paper plates and plastic utensils. Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store. Use dish rags instead of paper towels. All of these small steps will drastically cut back on the waste you create in the kitchen.

Filter your water

Similar to the last tip, investing in a water filter will reduce waste by eliminating the use of plastic water bottles. This also has an added bonus of saving you money. Plus, it allows you the freedom to store a water pitcher in your refrigerator, which you can add lemons, mint leaves, basil or cucumbers to for tremendously tasty hydration.

Use Your Dishwasher

You may not believe this, but running a full dishwasher actually saves more water when compared to washing dishes by hand. That’s good news for all of us!

Buy Quality

An initial investment in high-quality pots, pans, cutlery and dinnerware may cost you a bit more originally, but it will save you money in the long run because you will not have to replace these items down the road. This in turn is eco-friendly, as it will save on waste and also on the resources needed to create these products, package them and ship them.

Eat Sustainably

Buy locally grown produce and sourced foods. If possible, you can even plant yourself an herb garden or vegetable patch for fabulously green eating!

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers. They’re our first friends, our best friends, our trusted advisors, our hand-holders, our heart healers- they are our everything. That’s why shopping for the perfect Mother’s Day gift is such a difficult task; these special women deserve so much more than we can ever give them. You would like to give your mother the world on a silver platter, but usually end up getting her a bouquet of flowers instead. Why settle for a quick stop at the florist on your way to brunch for the woman who is so important? Show her you care by putting some thought into a gift that will match her hobbies perfectly.

 

 

If She Loves to Host

If your mom’s home is the one everyone gathers in for holidays and Sunday dinners, surprise her with a gift that will enhance her entertaining hobby. Porcelain coffee sets, wine decanters and tiered serving trays are items she may not have on hand, but that she will adore and get plenty of use from.

 

 

If She’s Expecting Flowers

Flowers are beautiful, there’s no denying it. But unlike a mother’s love, a bouquet is not everlasting. Think outside of the box this year and surprise her with a porcelain floral arrangement that she can enjoy for an eternity.

 

 

If She’s is a Traveling Connoisseur

If your mother’s spirit has taken her all points north, south, east and west, surprise her with a memento from one of her favorite cities. Whether she feels nostalgia for the romanticism of Paris and Rome, or savors the memory of an adventure in Rio de Janiero, you can give her a gift that reminds her daily of her favorite trips with our Cities of the World Mugs.

 

 

If She Digs Decorating

Does your mother decorate for every holiday and event? For the woman who changes her home’s décor theme with every occasion, she can never have enough of variety. A new vase, a seasonal décor piece and even a variety of colorful linens will be a welcome gift.

 

 

If She’s a Baker

Mom puts her heart into everything she makes, that’s why it is always oh-so-good. Getting her a present for her baking pleasure will warm her heart, and will likely be a gift that your taste buds will benefit from too! Beautiful decorated baking dishes and tools will always be gifts appreciated by moms who love to make delicious goodies.

 

 

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