Mimosa Sangria

Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.comThis post is sponsored by Florida’s Natural Orange Juice.

Alright, all of you brunch-lovers out there.

(And I know you’re out there. )

I have a new recipe for you today that is sure to add a little extra sunshine and sweetness to your morning gatherings.  It’s wonderfully quick and easy to make.  It’s bright and colorful and will make a lovely addition to any brunch table.  It’s naturally sweetened with all sorts of fresh fruit juices, and kicked up a notch with some bubbly for those lazy weekends.  And even more perfect, the main ingredient is actually coming to you straight from the Sunshine State itself.

Who’s ready for a glass of mimosa sangria?

Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.com

That’s right!  I’m excited to announce that I’m partnering with Florida’s Natural — maker of my favorite not-from-concentrate OJ, which is grown 100% in the beautiful orange groves of the Sunshine State — to share some juicy new recipes with you these next few months.  And when I was thinking of the perfect way to kick off the celebration, a mimosa just seemed like the perfect way to begin…

…especially since today is National Mimosa Day!

How fun of a holiday is that?!  I sure hope you’re celebrating.  ;)
Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.com

Without a doubt, you can’t go wrong with the classic OJ + bubbly combo.  But if you’re looking for a fun “twist” on the classic, grab some fresh fruit and literally twist them into this sangria version!

It’s super simple.

Just slice up a bunch of fresh strawberries, oranges and pineapple (or any fresh fruit you have on hand will do).  Then pour in some not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice (I went with the “Some Pulp” variety, but any will do), along with some Grand Marnier to give it a little extra kick (Cointreau or Triple Sec or any other orange liqueur).  Then muddle everything together with a spoon and let the orange juice soak up all of those sweet fruity flavors.
Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.com

And then if you have some restraint, I recommend letting everything chill in the fridge for about an hour so that those flavors can meld together even more.  But if you’re feeling impatient (or thirsty), I won’t blame you if you go straight onto the next step…

(*Note, I made a double batch for these photos.  Because…brunch.)
Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.com

…adding in the bubbly!

Simply fill your serving glasses about 1/3 full of the orange juice mixture and top them with the champagne. (Careful, it bubbles up like mad!)

Mimosa Sangria -- quick and easy to make, and kicked up a notch with lots of delicious fresh fruit! | gimmesomeoven.com

And then these gorgeous cocktails will be ready to serve!

Feel free to tinker around with the recipe however you’d like — making them more or less boozy, subbing in whatever fresh fruits (or even frozen fruits you’ve thawed) that you have on hand, garnishing them with more fruit or umbrellas or whatever looks cute.  The orange juice and bubbly are really your main priorities here.  So grab a bottle of your favorite dry sparkling wine or champagne (doesn’t have to be expensive), a fresh carton of not-from concentrate Florida’s Natural Orange Juice, and you really can’t go wrong with the rest.

Cheers, friends!

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Mimosa Sangria

This mimosa sangria recipe is easy to make, chocked full of fresh fruit, and so refreshing and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural® Orange Juice (I used the Some Pulp variety)
  • 1/2 cup Cointreau or Grand Marnier, or any orange liqueur
  • 1 naval orange, quartered and thinly-sliced
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and thinly-sliced
  • 1 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 (750 ml) chilled bottle champagne, or any dry sparkling wine
  • optional: ice, extra strawberries for garnish

Directions:

  1. Combine the orange juice, Cointreau (or any orange liqueuer), orange, strawberries, and pineapple together in a large pitcher.  Use a large wooden spoon to stir and muddle the fruit a bit.  Then refrigerate the juice for at least 10 minutes, or up to 2 hours.
  2. When ready to serve, fill the serving glasses 1/3 full of the orange juice and fruit mixture.  Then slowly top each glass with champagne until full, adding extra ice if needed and garnishing each glass with a strawberry if desired.
  3. Serve immediately.
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If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Florida’s Natural Orange Juice.  I’m teaming up with them to share some tasty new recipes this year inspired by their delicious not-from-concentrate orange juice which is grown by American farmers in the Sunshine State — delicious!

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23 comments on “Mimosa Sangria”

  1. I know what I’m making this afternoon!

  2. My two favorite summer drinks in one! LOVE it! 

  3. This looks amazing!! This is totally going to be a thing at the next brunch I make.

  4. Now if we made that with viaONEHOPE Sparkling Brut, I would be in!  Immediately.   Love your ideas, Ali!  
    – the colorado wine girl

  5. Total brunch lover, here!  Mimosas are one of my favorite cocktails, and I love this sangria twist!  So fun!  Thanks for the recipe!  

  6. I have all of the ingredients except orange juice, I think I may have to go to the grocery.

    • Aww man! We hate when that happens! But we hope you can give this a try soon, and that you enjoy it! :)

  7. Wow, I need a glass or 3 of this sangria for sure! ;)

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  9. I`m huge fan of all kinds of sangria :) and this looks that have the potential to become my favorite :) 
    Can I make it with fresh from orange instead orange juice ?

    • Hi Fellice! Yes, you can use fresh orange juice instead of the store-bought stuff — hope you enjoy!

  10. This looks wonderful!!! Lovely colors ;)

  11. Thanks, Ali, you’ve combined 2 of my favorite ways to drink wine! I’m totally making these this weekend, only I’ll use sparkling Moscato instead of Champagne, just because we think it pairs better with the OJ. 

  12. I think I actually just drooled. Haha That looks so yummy!  I picture some kind of sugared rim too ?

  13. nice drink and just enough fruit to be kinda healthy! thank you for this!

  14. I WANT TO MAKE THIS FOR MY DAUGHTERS SHOWER IN A 2.15 GALLON PITCHER. SHOULD I DOUBLE THIS RECIPE OR TRIPLE IT. THANK YOU

    • Hi Linda, If you triple it, it will fit in your 2.15 gallon pitcher, with some to spare (doubling it won’t be quite enough).