This Lavender Mimosa recipe is designed to be made by the pitcher. A pitcher of Mimosa's? Heck yes, I can get behind that!! This is perfect for a family brunch or holiday breakfast. Or frankly, because you are a mom and survived to Saturday. #mommingsohard
This is the way I would spend the perfect Saturday morning...
- Snuggles and cartoons.
It doesn't matter how old you are or how old your kids are cartoons and snuggles in the morning is always a fantastic way to start the day! Heck, snuggles by my dogs works for me!
- Breakfast in bed.
Sure, it's not usually a tasty breakfast. But it's the thought that counts and anytime someone thinks the thought "hey, let's let Mom sleep longer and have her wake up to a cup of coffee in her face" it's a good thought!
- Mimosa cocktails.
Even more epic is the combo of all three above at the same. exact. time. Of course, only if you are of legal drinking age. No minors allowed! Unless you are snuggling in bed :).
(Crush the lavender or herbs a bit before putting them into the juice to give them the most chance of flavoring the pitcher)
This recipe for a Lavender Mimosa Cocktail that is utterly divine and easy to make. The even better part is that to make these mimosa cocktails pumped full of the most flavor possible requires an overnight stay in the fridge. Which means you can get it ready the night before and then lay in bed and have others add the champagne and bring you a mimosa.
Or, on the more probably chance that you are making the breakfast for all the people...it is one less thing to worry about in the morning!
I'm using orange juice, as well, in this Mimosa recipe. Lavender and champagne can't do the job on their own and orange juice is such a necessary standard recipe for Mimosa's. Use orange juice to keep this mimosa classic, and lavender to help jazz it up into something new and fresh.
If lavender isn't your thing, the same idea of leaving crushed herbs in the juice overnight will work on your favorite herb. Try some thyme, rose, or rosemary. And that juice... change it up sometimes for something new and interesting!
Let's talk about making large batches of flavored mimosa's the easy way. It's all about using sprigs of herbs, crushing them, and let them sit with the juice and ice overnight. The next morning when you take the herbs out of the juice all the flavor will be left, the juice will be cold, and adding champagne (and maybe a scoop of ice cream?) is all that's left to finish up your perfect refreshing mimosa.
If placing the juice and herbs in the fridge for the night use frozen orange juice cubes for an even better orange flavor and zero dilution.
Lavender Mimosa Cocktail
- 1 bottle Champagne
- 2 cups orange juice (juice from about 8 oranges)
- 5 large sprigs fresh lavender
- 1 cup ice
- Pour orange juice into a large pitcher.
- Crush the lavender a bit in your hands to release the aroma and flavor.
- Add the lavender sprigs to the orange juice and stir.
- Top with the frozen orange juice or ice cubes.
- Place the pitcher into the fridge overnight.
- The next morning top the pitcher off with a bottle of chilled Andre champagne.
- Serve in champagne flutes.
- Note: Adjust the ingredients to fit your preferences. Remember that any herb will work in place of lavender... use your fave!
Add a dollop of ice cream to each champagne flute for an extra sweet treat perfect for afternoon parties!
Make your morning epic. Make it full of special moments in the smallest ways. A morning started with fresh lavender and orange mimosas is an epic way to begin. I'll be grabbing a cuddle or two and making my morning stretch as long as I can get away with.