For a fun twist on a traditional mimosa cocktail, try this pomegranate mimosa. It’s a beautiful pink mimosa to serve for brunch or any time of the day. It is a light and bubbly alcoholic drink.
About the Recipe
After some testing, I found the proportions for this recipe that I think is just right. At first, I tried one that had double the pomegranate juice, which made the drink heavy, and the pomegranate was overpowering.
I also tried making it with Cointreau in place of the orange juice. I found the astringency of the Cointreau to be overpowering against the pomegranate juice.
Pomegranate juice – pomegranate is native to Western India or Persia and is very common in India. It is used in savory foods like raita and desserts, many of which would do well with this drink.
Champagne or sparkling wine – Champagne comes from France, but many sparkling wines come other parts of the world:
- Prosecco – for a sweeter flavor
- Rosé – choosé rose to emphasize the pink color of the mimosa
- Champagne – for that sophisticated French touch
What to Serve it With
Mimosas are a popular brunch drink, and this pomegranate version would be right at home at one. You could serve it alongside popular Indian breakfast foods like egg bhurji or with snack foods like air fryer onion pakora, paneer pakora, or batata vada.
For a non-alcoholic version of this drink, use ginger ale or club soda in place of the sparkling wine.
For another mimosa, try Rose Mimosa.
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz pomegranate juice
- 3 oz champagne or sparkling wine
- A few pomegranate arils
- Orange peel for garnish
- Add orange juice to a champagne glass.
- Add pomegranate juice.
- Fill the rest of the glass with champagne or sparkling wine. Drop in a few pomegranate arils for garnish and put an orange peel on the rim.