In honor of Cinco De Mayo happenin’ this Friday…and National Mimosa Day coming up in two weeks…I have a gorgeous new drink recipe that I’ve been wanting to share with you.
It takes literally less than a minute to whip up, it’s easy to make with either tequila or (my fave) mezcal, it’s overflowing with fresh citrusy flavors, it’s nice and bubbly for brunch, and it’s a guaranteed showstopper with all of those vibrant sunshiny colors.
Who’s ready for a Tequila Sunrise Mimosa? ☀️ ? ☀️
As you may have guessed, this one is inspired by the classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail, which is traditionally made with OJ, tequila and grenadine. But to “mimosa” it up for brunch, I’ve added in some champagne to make it nice and bubbly. And it’s still just as easy as ever!
To begin, gather your main ingredients. You’ll need:
1) Good quality OJ — I use not-from-concentrate Florida’s Natural Orange Juice, which I love because it’s made simply from oranges grown in Florida (no added sweeteners!).
2) Tequila or Mezcal — Tequila is obviously the classic choice for a sunrise cocktail. But if you love smoky drinks like me, I also totally recommend trying this one with mezcal. Delish! (Or you can also use half tequila, half mezcal.)
3) Champagne — Or any kind of bubbly will do. (Totally doesn’t have to be expensive!)
4) Grenadine — To create the “sunrise”.
5) Limes — I also like squeezing a little bit of fresh lime juice into mine, just to brighten it up and accent the tequila/mezcal.
Oh, and if you’d like a spicier cocktail, I also love infusing my tequila or mezcal with some fresh jalapeño or serrano peppers. You can let them infuse overnight. Or — for a much speedier solution — just combine everything in a mason jar and give it a good shake for 10 seconds. Instant kick!
Then, once your ingredients are all ready to go, craft those cocktails!
Begin with a squeeze of lime juice, then add an ounce of tequila, pour in champagne until the glasses are half full, pour in orange juice until the glasses are nearly full, add in a splash of grenadine, garnish with an orange or lime if you’d like…and…
These gorgeous cocktails will be yours to share and enjoy! Perfect for Cinco De Mayo, National Mimosa Day, or any day you need a little extra sunshine with brunch. (Hint hint: They would pair perfectly with my Bacon Cheddar Scones recipe, which I shared with our Brunch Club last month!) ☀️
This Tequila Sunrise Mimosa is quick and easy to make, totally gorgeous, and so fresh and delicious!
1 ounce tequila or mezcal
fresh lime wedge
4 ounces chilled champagne (or approximately half a glass)
4 ounces Florida’s Natural Orange Juice (or approximately half a glass)
1 splash grenadine
optional garnishes: slice of fresh orange or lime
Pour tequila (or mezcal) into a champagne flute. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Pour in champagne until the glass is about half full, then fill the remaining glass (leaving a half inch of so of room on top) with orange juice. Add a splash of grenadine. Garnish glass, if desired.
Serve immediately while it’s still a little bubbly…and enjoy!
This post has been sponsored by Florida’s Natural® Brand Orange Juice, maker of my favorite not-from-concentrate OJ. Thank you for supporting the brands who help make this site possible!
Yum! Sounds perfect for summer!
These look gorgeous and sound like they taste even better!
Thank you, Josh, we hope you can try them soon!
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tequila + champagne … in one glass. This is my kind of drink!!
Awesome, we hope you can give this a try soon, Angelina!
Ali, these are so pretty and SO fun! Loving them for a Cinco de Mayo brunch this Friday…and then all summer long. Love the pretty color and major orange flavors going on! :)
Thanks, Tieghan, we hope you enjoy! :)
So pretty! I love the idea of trying these with mezcal, too.
Wow this looks amazing! happy Cinco de Mayo!!
thanks for the reminder, I’m using this wonderful recipe to celebrate cinco de cuatro and have it today, not waiting for tomorrow! Thank you for the champagne tweak too, might even use proseco!
Yay! We hoe you loved it, Sabrina!
These are delicious, and beautiful to look at too! Added some ice to make them extra cold.
Thank you, Vivian, we’re so happy you enjoyed them!
This is totally calling my name! What a beauty!
Thank you, Katrina, we hope you can try this soon!
all great tips for a great cocktail, and I missed this for May 5, but Mimosa Day is apparently upon us, so happy to celebrate, I’d prefer mezcal as you suggest and even prosecco for the bubbly, thank you for this recipe!
Thanks, Sabrina, we hope you can try this one soon!
Looks absolutely delicious! I’ll skip the jalapeno, but I’ll go with everything else!
Delicious! I made them for Christmas brunch today, and they hit the spot.