This past weekend we left Brooklyn for a nice little “stay-cation” in the big city. It was sort of weird staying in a hotel less than an hour from home, but it was a lot of fun, and a nice way to disconnect from the daily grind. To make the weekend extra special, we made some extra fancy mimosas with fresh tangerine juice and a tiny pop of citrus vodka. Ya know, just to make sure they did the job right 😉
Tangerines are very available right now, and you shouldn’t have a problem finding a giant box for 7 or 8 dollars, even less if you’re lucky and find them on sale. And because tangerines are naturally very juicy, juicing them if pretty easy. I started out using my citrus juicer, but by the end just went with squeezing the juice out manually and straining out the seeds at the end.
Tangerine juice is very sweet, so I don’t recommend adding any extra sweeteners to these drinks, but I do think a handful of berries on top makes a fabulous garnish! Plus, is there anything better than champagne soaked berries?! Uh uh. I don’t think so.
Have a happy Monday, friends! xoxo
Extra Potent Tangerine Mimosas
- Makes about 8 mimosas
- 1 bottle chilled champagne
- 3 cups fresh tangerine juice, chilled
- 1/2 cup citrus vodka
- Berries for garnish (optional)
- Fill champagne flutes or wine glasses 1/2 full with chilled champagne. Top with tangerine juice and 1 tablespoon of vodka. Serve at once!
Jenny @ BAKE says
This sounds delicious! I love the added pop of vodka to make this just a little bit more naughty! hope you had a great holiday!
Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says
Yessssss! The perfect thing to brighten up a snowy weekend!
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
I am so in love with citrus right now. And making beverages is exactly what I’ve been doing with it!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
Staycations are the best! All the fun of a vacation, but without the stress of long travel. Bet you had a great time. This mimosa sounds delicious! My friend has an orange tree, and we went over to her house and she was making fresh squeezed OJ mimosas. I bet tangerines are even better : )
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps says
Haha I like that you name these “Extra Potent” that’s my kind of drink! Pretty pretty!
These mimosas look incredible! Pinning. 🙂
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says
Such a great idea! This mimosa is beautiful! Love all those fresh tangerines.
I love a good stay-cation! It’s always fun to see your city with new eyes (and enjoy amazing sounding cocktails like this!)
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Gorgeous mimosas, love the color!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
Nice! One of my favorite cocktails is fresh tangerine juice, vanilla vodka and a splash of Cointreau. Throw back to my bartending days. 🙂