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Brunching? Do you do brunching? In my house brunching is never a noun. Never. It is always a verb. A very, very active verb. Complete with breads, cheeses, pastries, coffee, breakfast foods, finger foods, and.. mimosa’s. In my opinion, the best part of brunching is the mimosa’s. Oh wait, I lied… sleeping in long enough to call breakfast brunch is the best part of brunching. But my Rosemary Grapefruit Mimosa cocktail is a close second. I’m a big ol’ giant fan of citrus combine with rosemary, that flavor combo always works for me. And, although I do like a traditional mimosa made with orange juice, grapefruit juice mimosa’s are my preferred brunch cocktail. Even better is when I have a few minutes extra I make a quick batch of rosemary simple syrup to add to the grapefruit juice. Let me tell you… that rosemary simple syrup mixed with grapefruit juice and Andre Brut is absolutely wonderful! Heavenly! #EpicWithAndre kind of stuff! This was last Saturday’s brunch. I picked up some crunch bread, cheese, dates, fresh fruit, fresh ground coffee, and smoked salmon. Of course, this was picked up the day before to allow for optimal sleeping in! Then I called my family and my sisters over and made Rosemary Grapefruit mimosa cocktails while I waited for them to arrive (they live all of 5 blocks away). I had hollowed out a few small pumpkins I picked up at the farmers market and set a mason jar with fresh blooms inside.
You guys, if you have never tried this little trick before… do it! You look like a superstar when you have little pumpkins with blooms in them. And it’s so easy! Just cut the top off, scoop out the seeds, and put a small jar with water back into the pumpkin. Cutest, quickest little fall vase! Then I topped off the grapefruit juice and simple syrup with Andre Champagne and chatted with my sisters for the morning. Brunching is a verb in my house. Always. A verb we are have committed to properly participating in. Tell me, do you brunch?
Brunching is a verb in my house. Always. A verb we are have committed to properly participating in.
Tell me, do you brunch?
Rosemary Grapefruit Mimosa Recipe
- Put about 2 tablespoons Rosemary Simple syrup (recipe below) into a champagne glass.
- Fill the glass about 1/2 full with chilled grapefruit juice.
- Top with chilled Andre champagne.
- Put a sprig of rosemary into the glass for garnish.
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- Bring sugar and water to a boil (this happens quickly!) with rosemary stirred into it.
- Stirring often, boil for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from heat, place into fridge and let sit for 30 minutes.
- If possible, run the liquid through a sieve or cheesecloth.
- Chill for 4 hours.