Pomegranate Mimosa

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For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

I’m a huge fan of champagne. Its one of those drinks that tastes wonderful and gives me quite the buzz. It took me a few years spanning from my early 20s to my early 30s, but I’ve finally perfected the rate and volume at which I can consume champagne to reap the maximum benefit without any of the horrible side effects. There’s another life goal I can scratch off the list!

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

You know I’m a fan of pomegranates. Its one of those wondrous foods that I completely adore, yet didn’t try until I was well into my adulthood. You know, like beets. I’m not sure I had even heard of a pomegranate, as a matter of fact, until I had been adulting for a good decade or so. Then, once I saw one, it probably took a few years before I found the courage to actually crack one open and extract the seeds.

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

Now everyone knows mimosas are a classic drink, and I enjoy them morning, noon, and night. Who says they have to be a breakfast drink? Not me. But a basic OJ + champagne cocktail is boring, if you ask me. My secret ingredient to an amazing mimosa is a splash of Grand Marnier. Then, you can totally play around with your creativity and make cocktails like this one. Why not try a grapefruit mimosa?  That’s another favorite.

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

The best part about this drink, in my opinion, are the pomegranate seeds soaking on top. If you ask me, a bowl of fresh pomegranate seeds soaking in champagne should be considered a complete meal.

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!

Watch me make this tasty cocktail here:

 

Pomegranate Mimosa
 
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For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • champagne
  • 10 pomegranate arils
Instructions
  1. In a champagne flute, combine pomegranate juice, orange juice, and grand marnier. Top with chilled champagne and continue to slowly add until the glass if filled. Add pomegranate arils (seeds) at the end.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

For your next winter celebration, enjoy a tasty Pomegranate Mimosa cocktail, made with pomegranate and orange juice, champagne, and a secret ingredient!
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Coconut Raspberry Bellini

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If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

 

This simple cocktail is made from three of my most favorite cocktail ingredients. No wonder I thought it was so tasty! Coconut rum is fabulous. You know how your sense of taste and smell can take you back to any memory stored in that noggin of yours? Well, coconut rum makes me think of only fond memories of sitting on the beach in Hawaii.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

Raspberries are also a favorite of mine. Heck, I’m a fan of just about every kind of berry. They’re too much money for me to splurge on fresh berries this time of year, plus I’ve become such a berry snob living in the Pacific Northwest that I prefer to eat a berry only if I picked it myself. Fortunately, frozen berries (that I picked myself, of course) worked smashingly well for this cocktail.  And finally, you can’t have a bellini without sparkling wine. That, or champagne (if you wanna get technical) makes most every drink better.

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

Did you know Kenny Chesney has his own rum label?  I didn’t but I can surely tell you that it is delicious! For the next week or so, you have the opportunity to like, share, AND comment on my Facebook post and I’ll pick one lucky person who will receive their own awesome bottle of Blue Chair Bay Premium Blend Coconut Rum. You can also check out all the good stuff they have to offer on their Facebook page.

 

If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.

Coconut Raspberry Bellini
 
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If you want an easy yet perfectly delicious tropical cocktail, be sure to make a Coconut Raspberry Bellini made with coconut rum and fresh raspberries.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces coconut rum, chilled
  • 3-4 raspberries
  • Sparkling wine
Instructions
  1. Mix raspberries and coconut rum by mashing fruit completely. Allow to chill together if you have the time. Strain seeds through a fine mesh strainer into a chilled champagne glass. Top off with sparkling wine.

 

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Black Velvet

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Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

I’m all about easy cocktails. Sure, I’ve had some tasty treats that were more like a complicated chemistry experiment to create, but the busy-me loves the pour-it-into-a-glass-and-enjoy kind of a cocktail.  I will tell you, though, that I’m not a huge beer fan, especially dark beers. I want to like them, but they are just too bitter for my liking. I love to cook with beer, but maybe someday when I grow up I’ll like drinking them. I do, however, love champagne. Before this drink, though, I had never opened a champagne bottle on my own. Perhaps my phobia has to do with the fact that I grew up in a little mountain community with an elevation of 6500 feet, but I am completely afraid of opening champagne bottles as well as those tubes of peel-and-pop biscuits. They scare the dickens out of me. I was so proud of myself when I overcame my fear and actually got this bottle open without hurting myself or having an anxiety attack.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

I was also pleasantly surprised that I thought this drink was good. The champagne totally mellowed the bitterness of the beer. The entire drink was smooth and quite good. I served this one to my husband during dinner to accompany some bangers and mash and some Irish cheddar stout bread.  I suppose I’m getting in the mood a wee bit early for St. Patrick’s Day. Get it? A wee bit? You just have to picture me saying that like an Irishman. Man, I’m funny.

Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.

Black Velvet
 
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Looking for a tasty and easy to make cocktail that is perfect for any St. Patrick's Day celebration? Try a smooth Black Velvet, made with stout & champagne.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 drink
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces champagne
  • 5 ounces stout (I used Guinness)
Instructions
  1. Combine champagne and Guinness in a glass. Use a chilled glass if you can. Give it a stir and enjoy!

 

 

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Grapefruit Mimosa

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I make my Grapefruit Mimosa a little different than just combining champagne and grapefruit juice and the result is a sweet and flavorful pink cocktail.

I make my Grapefruit Mimosa a little different than just combining champagne and grapefruit juice and the result is a sweet and flavorful pink cocktail.

When you can go to Costco and pick up a bag of big, beautiful, juicy, vibrant pink grapefruits, you do two things. 1) Enjoy the fact that although its winter and a fresh berry is months away, the citrus is AMAZING this time of year and 2) Grapefruit Mimosas kick some serious ass. Now, you may know a mimosa as juice + champagne. Its my favorite way to enjoy orange juice, after all. But grapefruit juice, even a super sweet one, is too bitter when paired with champagne. That’s why I like to sweeten it up with a bit of simple syrup and add a hefty splash of Grand Marnier to really bring out the citrus notes. Now, the amount of simple syrup I put in this cocktail bordered on almost-too-sweet for my liking, but it was definitely lip smacking good.

I make my Grapefruit Mimosa a little different than just combining champagne and grapefruit juice and the result is a sweet and flavorful pink cocktail.

The result is a pretty and bubbly breakfast cocktail that is super easy to make a refreshing change from a plain old glass of orange juice. Enjoy!

I make my Grapefruit Mimosa a little different than just combining champagne and grapefruit juice and the result is a sweet and flavorful pink cocktail.

Grapefruit Mimosa
 
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I make my Grapefruit Mimosa a little different than just combining champagne and grapefruit juice and the result is a sweet and flavorful pink cocktail.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce orange flavored liquor (I used Grand Marnier)
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • top with champagne
Instructions
  1. Make your simple syrup by combining equal volumes of water and granulated sugar in a sauce pot over medium heat, swirling until all of the sugar has dissolved. Cool and store in refrigerator.
  2. In a champagne flute, combine simple syrup with orange liquor. Add freshly squeeze grapefruit juice. Finally top with chilled champagne. Enjoy!

 

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Oregon Blush

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Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine’s Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

Okay, I’m well aware that most everyone reading this post doesn’t have Marionberry Vodka on their liquor shelve, let alone knows what a marionberry is. If you live in Oregon, you most certainly know what a marionberry is. If you don’t know, allow me to tell you. A marionberry is a cross between the Chehelem and Olallie blackberries that was developed at Oregon State University. Berries are huge here in my neck of the woods, and marionberries account for half of all the blackberries grown in this gorgeous state. And despite what you might think, I’m not one of those types who knows these random facts… I can usually thank wikipedia for any fun fact I post on this blog.

Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

I was at the Farmer’s Market one Sunday last summer, as I am every Sunday, and Wild Roots had a stand next to ProFarm Produce where I pick up my CSA produce box. They were offering samples. Well, I couldn’t be rude and decline, so of course I did the nice thing and sampled all of the infused vodkas they had to offer. Wow. It was like drinking the best marionberry jam that ever existed. I’m not writing a sponsored post either. They didn’t pay me to write about their vodka. In fact, they have no idea who I am. But I have no problem telling you about products or brands that I love. I don’t know if they ship or not, but if you can get your hands on some of this stuff, you will agree its fantastic. They have a lot of recipes on their website, too, which I used to make this cocktail (but I tweaked it a bit to add more of a sweet and tart lemonade taste).

Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

I’m sure there are lots of places to find berry infused vodka or you could always make your own, but this stuff really is amazing. Isn’t it the most beautiful color too? Absolute perfect for Valentine’s Day, or summer time, or when the kids or at school.  Who am I kidding. This is a good drink any time!

Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

A lot of the booze I post on the blog get consumed by the husband, mostly because I’m not a whiskey or a beer fan. But this drink? It was mine. All mine.Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.

Oregon Blush
 
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Oregon Blush is a delicious cocktail perfect for Valentine's Day made from marionberry infused vodka with lemon juice, simple syrup, and champagne.
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 2 ounces marionberry vodka
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • top with champagne
Instructions
  1. To make simple syrup, combine equal parts of sugar and water in a pot, heat until fully dissolved, then chill.
  2. In a tall ice filled glass, pour in berry infused vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Swirl glass to mix. Top with champagne. That's it!

 

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Citrus Celebration Cocktail

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If you’re looking for a fabulous party cocktail made with champagne and is easy to make for a crowd, this Citrus Celebration Cocktail is the perfect choice!

Citrus Celebration Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

This time of year, people are looking for amazing drinks that they can sip as 2014 slips away and we enter the new year. One can never go wrong with a nice glass of champagne, but why not make it even better? Champagne is a great mixer. Its dry and bubbly so it pairs beautifully sweet and sour, which this drink is. A little splash of vodka mixed in and the result is a lip smacking wonderfully delicious cocktail that will surely make you feel good. So go ahead, get your celebration on and make some of these wonderful drinks!

Citrus Celebration Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Citrus Celebration Cocktail
 
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If you're looking for a fabulous party cocktail made with champagne and is easy to make for a crowd, this Citrus Celebration Cocktail is the perfect choice!
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Recipe type: drink
Yields: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 lemons, washed
  • 1 bottle (750 milliliters) Champagne, chilled
  • 3/4 cup vodka, chilled
Instructions
  1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove strips of zest from the lemons.You can make long straight strips or make one long spiral.
  2. In small pot, make simple syrup by heating sugar and water over low heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add lemon zest, and chill until ready to use.
  3. Juice lemons, set aside.
  4. Pour Champagne, vodka, lemon juice, and syrup into a punch bowl; stir. Keep punch bowl on a block of ice to keep the cocktail chilled. Serve glasses of punch with candied peels as garnish.
Notes
If making only one or two drinks, the proportions you can use are 3 parts champagne, 1 part vodka, 1 part lemon juice, 1 part simple syrup

 

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Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail

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Celebrate the New Year with this beautiful, delicious, and easy to make Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail with a splash of Grand Marnier.

Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

I struggle to come up with clever names for cocktails. I could always name this what it is: Champagne and Grand Marnier With a Twist Cocktail, but that’s not only boring, its too long. I ended up naming it a Lapostolle Cocktail because Grand Marnier was created in 1880 by founder Louis-Alexandre Marnier Lapostolle. BAM! There’s your title.

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This drink is exactly what you want in a New Year’s Eve drink:

1. It has champagne (kind of mandatory, right?)

2. Its easy to make. No mixing needed, so keep those glasses topped off.

3. Its tasty. Another one of those mandatory things. And, depending on people’s taste, you can add none of the juice from your clementine or mandarin orange, or you can add a lot to sweeten it up. Whatever floats your boat.

4. Its pretty. I mean, people love it when you have perfectly chilled bubbles and a vibrant strip of zest. What’s not to love?

4. Its strong. Take your guests’ keys, have the cab company on speed dial, and get ready to have fun!

Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail
 
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Celebrate the New Year with this beautiful, delicious, and easy to make Lapostolle Champagne Cocktail with a splash of Grand Marnier.
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier
  • 4 ounces champagne, chilled
  • Clementine peel, for garnish*
  • Squeeze of clementine juice, if desired
Instructions
  1. Use a peeler to remove a thin strip of clementine peel. Shape into spiral and add to champagne flute.
  2. Pour Grand Marnier into flute.
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. If desired, add a squeeze of the clementine juice to the cocktail to sweeten it up.
Notes
* May use a Mandarin orange

 

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