Raspberry grapefruit mimosas are fresh, fruity, and the perfect festive cocktail for almost any party! A fun spin on the traditional orange juice mimosa. Bust out the champagne flutes and make these today!
It’s no secret I throw A LOT of parties! Probably a couple of dozen a year! And although everyone told me having a baby would slow my entertaining down. I honestly feel like we host friends and family more than ever! I love it and see no end in sight!
One of my favorite ways to kick off a party? Cocktails, of course! Welcoming your guests with a festive drink just sets the tone and gets the party started! My current cocktail obsession? GRAPEFRUIT & RASPBERRY MIMOSAS!
Raspberry Grapefruit Mimosa Ingredients
- Raspberries: You’ll need 3 containers of fresh raspberries, plus extra for making your cocktails look fancy! Like I say in my cookbook, a little garnish goes a long way!
- Water: Plain old H2O is the liquid you’ll use to make your raspberry simple syrup.
- Sugar: Granulated sugar helps sweeten the simple syrup and bring balance to the overall flavor of these drinks.
- Raspberry Vodka: If you can’t find this or don’t want to make these extra boozy, feel free to omit or use regular vodka or citrus vodka.
- Orange Juice: For the best freshest flavor, use freshly squeezed OJ!
- Grapefruit Juice: I love fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice and suggest using it if you can get your hands on fresh grapefruits!
- Sparkling Rose Wine: Or Prosecco, dry sparkling wine, or champagne!
Can I make these without the Alcohol?
I don’t see why not! My suggestion would be to omit the vodka and replace the wine with club soda or sparkling water. Or instead of replacing the sparkling wine with club, try something sweeter but still carbonated like sprite or ginger beer. And there are also lots of n/a sparkling wines available now, too.
Let’s Make Raspberry Grapefruit Mimosas!
- Make the simple syrup! This is slightly time consuming but gives your mimosas SO much flavor. And you can totally do this a few hours ahead of time, cool, and cover in the fridge until needed!
- Booze up the syrup! Once the simple syrup is cooled, stir the vodka. Then use as directed.
- Serve! Have your preferred champagne flutes ready to go. You’ll pour some simple syrup mixture into the bottom of each flute, then top with OJ, grapefruit juice, and the sparkling rose.
- Garnish your heart out! I love to decorate the cocktails with mint sprigs, grapefruit slices, and fresh raspberries before serving them. This is totally optional and customizable based on your style and preferences.
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Raspberry Grapefruit Mimosas
- 3 6 ounce containers fresh raspberries
- 1 cup (227ml) water
- 3/4 cup (149g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (113ml) raspberry vodka
- 1 and 1/2 cups (340ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup (227ml) freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
- 1 750 ml bottle sparkling rose wine or champagne chilled
- grapefruit slices for garnish, optional
- fresh raspberries for garnish, optional
- mint sprigs for garnish, optional
- Place a fine-mesh strainer over a large glass bowl or measuring cup, and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan combine the raspberries, water, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has completely dissolved and the raspberries have fallen apart, about 5 to 8 minutes.
- Scrape the mixture into the prepared strainer and, using a rubber spatula, gently press on the solids to help release maximum liquid from the mixture. Discard any remaining solids in the strainer. Set aside and allow the mixture to cool completely before use, about 20 minutes.
- Once the simple syrup is cooled, stir the vodka into the syrup, mixing until well combined. Use as directed below.
- When ready to serve, have 8 champagne flutes ready to go. Pour 3 tablespoons of the simple syrup mixture into the bottom of each flute. Top with 3 Tablespoons of the orange juice and 2 Tablespoons of grapefruit juice, then to the top with the sparkling rose.
- Garnish with mint sprigs, grapefruit slices, and fresh raspberries. Serve at once!