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Classic Mimosa Cocktail Recipe Main 3

Classic Mimosa Cocktail

Want to learn how to make a mimosa the traditional way? Here are some tips and tricks for crafting the perfect classic mimosa cocktail every single time. Oh, and what about making a pitcher of mimosas? Learn everything here.

Ingredients

1 (750 mL) bottle of Brut Champagne
3 cups orange juice

Directions

Use Brut or Extra Brut Champagne. Sparkling wine terminology can be a bit confusing with respect to the rest of the wine world. Sec Champagnes, also noted as Dry, are on the sweeter side. Typically a dry wine means it is not sweet but not in this case. Brut, Extra Brut, and Brut Nature wines all have less sugar.

Of course, if you like a sweeter mimosa, then Extra Sec, Sec, and Demi Sec Champagnes might be better for you. Doux Champagne for a mimosa is basically a soda pop.

Prosecco is a great low-cost alternative to Champagne for mimosas, but it doesn’t quite bubble the same. That said, it is much easier on the wallet.

Both the sparkling wine and the orange juice should be very cold.

Add the bubbly to the glasses first. This allows the Champagne to bubble up but not cause a mess. If there was OJ in the glass, the bubbles could cause it to spill over.

Never stir your mimosa. The addition of the orange juice to the bubbly is more than enough to mix the ingredients. Stirring will only flatten the cocktail.

Ix-nay on the itcher-pay too. That is, never make a pitcher of mimosas ahead of time. It’s just another way you will lose those precious bubbles.

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Cucumber Radish Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing Main 1

Cucumber & Radish Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing

Every day feels like summer with this easy and delicious cucumber salad with sunny tangerines and tangy radishes. Plus the citrus dressing is super easy to make and great on almost any salad.

Ingredients

Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoon grapefruit juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
⅓ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Cucumber & Radish Salad
3 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
5 tangerines, peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Citrus Vinaigrette Dressing: Add the balsamic vinegar, orange juice, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Then whisk together to create the citrus vinaigrette.

Cucumber & Radish Salad: Add the cucumbers, radishes, and tangerines. Mix to fully coat the ingredients with the dressing. Salt and pepper to taste.

Top with the pomegranate seeds and serve.

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