Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tangerine Mimosa

Brunchy goodness

If you like mimosas, shake it up a bit by using tangerine juice instead of the usual orange juice. You can juice your own, or buy a little container of tangerine juice in the produce section of your grocery store. If it’s too tart, add more Chambord.

3 oz. Champagne
1 oz. tangerine juice
splash of Chambord
raspberry for garnish

Add to a champagne glass in this order: Champagne, juice, chambord. Garnish with raspberry and drink that sucka!

  • Use Asti Spumanti (an Italian sparkling wine) for when people think they don’t like Champagne, it’s sweeter.
  • Only sparkling white wine from Champagne, France is actually “Champagne.” Everything else is sparkling wine.
  • Cava is sparkling wine from Spain and is a good value usually.
  • “Brut” means dry, and is pronounced “broot.” The opposite of that is “Sec,” or sweet. “Demi” means “a little.” So “demi sec” on a sparkling
  • wine label means it’s a little sweeter than brut. And “Extra Brut” means it’s a pretty tart/dry sparkling wine, with minimal sweetness.

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