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Lilac Mimosa

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Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by The Noms

This 3 ingredient simple Lilac Mimosa recipe is the perfect brunch cocktail recipe for spring and summer! A great floral cocktail!

 

This aromatic lilac simple syrup paired with fresh lemon juice and champagne is a match made in heaven! This Lilac Mimosa is perfect for any spring or summer brunch occasion.

 

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We all know about mimosas. They are basically just champagne and juice. We just made a Strawberry Mimosa, though!

 

But, what about if we want to change up the traditional orange juice and champagne combo? That is when we introduce this Lilac Mimosa.

 

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This recipe tastes and looks elegant, but it is super simple!

 

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Lilac Simple Syrup

We loved making this fresh lilac simple syrup this spring. We foraged for these lilac blossoms, and the smell was intoxicating. It made for a great simple syrup, as well as a lilac liqueur. This floral scent and flavor is lovely and really pairs well with a good sparkling wine.

 

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Lilac Mimosa Recipe

Obviously Mimosas are easy to make. And this isn’t any different. We added the lilac simple syrup to a glass, along with some lemon juice. The lemon juice is essential for eliminating some of the sweetness from the syrup. But, it also has a fun effect with the lilac syrup in that the acid causes it to change color a bit! So, a drink and a show!

 

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Then, top the syrup and lemon juice off with champagne, and you have a perfect brunch cocktail! Try our Thanksgiving Champagne Cocktail, too!

 

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Best Champagne for Mimosas

A mimosa typically uses dry champagne such as a Brut. Feel free to also use Cava, another dry sparkling wine. A mid-range priced bottle totally work for this recipe. You want the lilac flavor to stand out, don’t wait expensive champagne on this one.

  • Cava
  • Brut Champagne
  • Dry Prosecco (will be sweeter)

 

 

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Mimosas for a Crowd

This recipe would be beautiful in a large pitcher for a crowd! To make a big batch, simply prepare the lemon juice first and add the lilac simple syrup. We would advise that you multiply by at least 8 for a group. Wait to pour the champagne until you are ready to serve. For a pretty presentation, throw a few sprigs of fresh lilac, fresh lemon slices and mint inside the pitcher, or per glass when serving.

 

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If you’re looking for a simple glass garnish, the lilac springs float on top, too.

 

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Tips and Tricks

  • Boozier Mimosa – If you want a boost of alcohol and not lose the lilac flavor, add a bit of our homemade lilac liqueur.
  • Prosecco – If you use Prosecco, we advise a drier one, as well as maybe less lilac simple syrup, or it will be too sweet.
  • Chill – Make sure all your ingredients are chilled before hand and it will make for a better cocktail.

 

Hazy pink cocktail in tall glass on wood table

 

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Hazy pink cocktail in tall glass on wood table, lilac garnish
Yield: 1 cocktail

Lilac Mimosa

Prep Time: 5 minutes

This lilac mimosa is a tasty floral cocktail perfect for spring and summer brunches.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine lilac simple syrup and lemon juice in a tall glass.
  2. Top with champagne or other dry sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish.
  4. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: .1gSaturated Fat: .1gSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 13.5gSugar: .2gProtein: .1g

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