Brunch, to me, is not complete without the perfect drink. Mimosas and bellinis are my absolute favorite. The most important key in a brunch drink is that it tastes good and is served cold. To make it even better, a mimosa slushie makes a perfect drink on a hot summer day.
I’m planning a girls brunch and wanted to add a little twist instead of serving the regular orange juice and champagne mimosas. So, I started scrolling through Pinterest (which can be a life-saver when you need a good idea or make you feel like the most inadequate wife and mom on earth) and came across a recipe for an Orange Peach Mimosa Slushie from Climbing Grier Mountain blog. You can find it here.
Yas! Looked tasty and only 5 ingredients so I thought “Why not give it a try?”
1 large orange, peeled and sliced – Check!
1 cup of fresh or frozen peaches – Check! I used fresh peaches
2 cups of ice cubes – Check! I used 1 ½ cups
¼ cup of orange juice – Check! I used Simply Orange
½ cup of champagne Check! I used Prosecco and 1 cup instead of 1/2
The first thing I like about this recipe is that it’s really as easy as it looks. It only took me about 10 minutes to prep and mix once I gathered all of my utensils –cutting board, knife, measuring cup and blender.
I cut and peeled the oranges and peaches, placed them in the blender and added the orange juice, Prosecco, and ice cubes. It may be easier to use a food processor to thoroughly blend the fruit. I used the puree option on my blender, which worked well.
There were two things I didn’t like about the recipe, which is why I modified it a bit. It would’ve been perfect if it was a tad bit sweeter. A sweeter brand of Processo or perhaps trying Moscato would do the trick. I happened to have frozen strawberries in the freezer, so I added a couple and it helped a bit. Also, the ½ cup of champagne that the recipe called for was not enough for me. I barely tasted it. If you prefer a stronger mimosa slushie to keep the party goin, then you can modify it to your liking. I doubled the amount. Ha!
You could pretty much add any good fruit combination to make your own mimosa slushie – pineapple and mango, pineapple and strawberry or throw all of it in the blender, add champagne, pour and sip. Ahh summer!