Elevate your at-home Sunday Brunch experience when you whip up this 4-Ingredient Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa. The secret to this cocktail will impress your friends and delight their senses!
To be perfectly honest, brunch is my spirit animal. It’s tough to resist a midmorning meal that centers around sleeping in late, sipping on cocktails, and indulging in a delightful combination of sweet and savory recipes. I love that you can make an elaborate brunch recipe like Eggs Benedict or a simple dish like this Prosciutto Egg Skillet depending on your mood. For me, brunch is always the best time to try out new drinks like this Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa recipe.
4-Ingredient Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa Recipe
Pairing food with cocktails or wine is a lot easier than most people think. I get that it is intimidating at first; trust me I do! A foodie should be able to easily master those skills, except that is a lot of pressure to put on yourself. After stressing out over one too many dinner parties, I realized I was being ridiculous! Who really cares which pairings are ‘right’? What matters is what tastes good to YOU! I recommend you toss out any complicated notions you have about food and cocktail pairings. Instead, let your tastebuds be your guide!
The flavors in this 4-Ingredient Grapefruit Thyme Mimosa recipe are personal favorites of mine. The idea originated with my husband who likes to put honey on his morning grapefruit instead of sugar. It makes a sweet, sticky, tart mess you can’t help but love.
I use a similar flavor profile in my Honey Grapefruit Martini recipe. Both drinks contain fresh thyme, an herb that is near and dear to my heart. Freezing the juice mixture with herbs in ice trays is a fun way to include a pop of color in this cocktail too.
If you need to make this drink into a non-alcoholic mocktail, I recommend substituting sparkling grapefruit juice for the bubbly wine. You could also use plain sparkling water, but you risk watering the drink down as opposed to enhancing the flavors.
What is your favorite weekend brunch recipe? Do you like to pair food and cocktails? What tips do you have for our readers?!
- 2 cups fresh squeezed or organic grapefruit juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, plus additional stems for garnish
- 1 bottle Champagne or Prosecco
- Add juice and honey to a large lidded jar. Close and shake vigorously until honey is dissolved.
- Pour juice into ice trays. Evenly sprinkle thyme over juice in trays. Freeze until solid.
- Add 2-3 frozen juice cubes to champagne flutes. Top with bubbly wine, garnish with thyme stem.
- Serve immediately.
Home Chef Tip: To make a mocktail, substitute sparkling grapefruit juice or soda for the wine.
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