A Raspberry Mimosa is a fun, festive take on a classic brunch drink. This cocktail highlights raspberry simple syrup, as well as a combination of orange juice and your favorite sparkling wine. Perfect for brunch, Mother’s Day or other holiday celebrations! Serves 4, but can easily be doubled for a crowd.
Hi y’all! I’m Erin, one of Meg’s friends and the lady behind The Speckled Palate, a blog that focuses on food for sharing and easy entertaining. Like, really, really, really easy, low-key entertaining.
Meg wrote a post for me back in 2018 when I had my second daughter, and I’m so happy to be here today to return the favor as Meg and baby boy settle into their routine.
Why I love this recipe:
As someone who’s all about easy entertaining, brunch is one of my favorite meals to host at my house. Why? It’s kid-friendly, and it’s easy to throw things together without much additional stress.
At-home brunch isn’t complete without a mimosa or two!
And this mimosa is something special. I mean—look at that color! Look at the flavors! It’s SO tasty, just perfectly sweet enough and wonderfully bubbly.
Other brunch drinks you might enjoy: Strawberry Champagne
What you need to make these Mimosas
In addition to these tools, you’re going to need some ingredients, too.
- Granulated sugar
- Raspberries—you can use fresh or frozen. I used fresh because that’s what I had on hand!
- Sparkling wine—we used prosecco in these drinks because that’s what we had on hand, but any dry champagne or a Cava works in this recipe
- Orange juice—grab your favorite brand from the store or spring for the cold press fresh squeezed stuff at your local grocery. It’s divine!
How to make a Raspberry Mimosa
Make the Raspberry Simple Syrup
In a small saucepan, combine the water, granulated sugar and raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen, so use whatever you’ve got on hand and whatever is easiest.
Heat the ingredients over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. This should take 2-3 minutes tops. We don’t want the mixture to come to a boil, so keep an eye on it.
Turn off the heat, and let the flavors infuse and cool for 30 minutes. Be sure to set a timer so you don’t forget about ‘em!
After the 30 minutes, blend the simple syrup in a blender until smooth, then transfer to an 8 oz. mason jar.
Refrigerate until time to use. It’s nice to have this simple syrup cold so that it doesn’t warm up your mimosa.
A note on the raspberry simple syrup: Since we’re combining fresh raspberries with sugar and water, this is going to be thicker than your traditional simple syrup. It’s supposed to be, so don’t fret about the consistency. It’ll all work out when everything is in the cup together.
Make the Mimosa(s)
In a champagne glass (or multiple glasses), measure out 1 ½ oz. raspberry simple syrup and pour in the orange juice, too.
Open your chilled sparkling wine bottle, and top off the glass. Stir with a cocktail spoon.
Garnish with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint, and enjoy immediately!
A note on the quantity of this recipe: This simple syrup makes enough for 4 drinks. You can easily double or triple it… or you can make the batch laid out here and keep it in the fridge over the course of a few days to make a few mimosas for yourself.
When should you drink a mimosa?
You can drink a mimosa for a lot of different events. At-home brunch is a fabulous time for a mimosa, so is a bridal shower. You could also serve these on any holiday where you’re having a fancier breakfast.
How do you garnish a mimosa?
You can garnish a mimosa however you like, but these raspberry mimosas look particularly pretty with 1-2 additional raspberries floating in them.
What alcohol is good for mimosas?
A classic mimosa recipe uses champagne. You can also use other sparkling wines, like prosecco and cava.
If you are looking for a tasty breakfast meal to serve alongside this mimosa, check out these cheesy breakfast bbq sliders.
For another raspberry cocktail, these bubbly raspberry mint sparklers are delightful!
Raspberry Simple Syrup (Makes enough for 4)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
Mimosa (Makes enough for 1)
- 1 1/2 oz. raspberry simple syrup
- 2 oz. orange juice
- 4 to 5 oz. champagne (or more!)
- Raspberries, for garnish
- Mint leaves, for garnish
- Make the Simple Syrup - In a small saucepan, combine the water, granulated sugar and raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen—I chose to use fresh. You do you.
- Heat the ingredients over medium-high heat until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Turn off the heat, and let the flavors infuse and cool for 30 minutes. (Set a timer!)
- When the simple syrup has cooled off, blend in a blender or food processor, then transfer to an 8 oz. mason jar.
- Refrigerate until time to use. (We want it to be cold so that all the ingredients of the mimosa are nice and chilly!)
- Make the Mimosa(s) - In a champagne glass (or multiple glasses), measure out 1 ½ oz. raspberry simple syrup and pour in the orange juice.
- Top the glass with champagne, and stir with a cocktail spoon, careful so as not to overflow your glass.
- Garnish with a few raspberries and a sprig of mint, and enjoy immediately!