Watermelon Rosé Mimosa
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When the watermelons start rolling into the stores, I can’t wait to get my hands on a few. Yes, I love biting into a juicy watermelon, but I also love adding watermelon juice to cocktails!
The classic pairing of orange juice and champagne is what most people expect when they read mimosa on a menu. However, any combination of sparkling wine and fruit juice is perfectly acceptable, and sometimes a welcome change!
What’s in this Mimosa?
This variation on a classic mimosa really highlights the bright sweetness found in fresh watermelon, and I highly recommend using fresh fruit to start with (bottled juice is duller in flavor and many times has added ingredients, even if that’s just water).
But you don’t have to roll home a watermelon to make this drink. Many stores already have cut cubes or spears of watermelon ready to go in the refrigerated section, so you can cut way back on your prep time.
Sparkling rosé gives the effervescence needed for a mimosa and provides some fruity berry notes, but with a dryness that compliments the watermelon without making it too sweet. Because of that big, bright, fruity taste, I enjoy these with midmorning or early afternoon brunches. If you’re hosting a brunch, pair this with the more traditional mimosa for some fun drink options.
ROSÉ ALL THE WAY FOR THIS MIMOSA
Champagne might be the listed ingredient in a cocktail book for a mimosa, but don’t waste the money (or the headaches cheap “Champagne” will bring).
With a bright, tart juice like watermelon, a fruity sparkling rosé is a great complimentary wine. I love the convenience of Underwood’s Sparkling Rosé cans, especially if I’m having brunch at home with just my husband. I’m also a fan of J Vineyards Sparkling Brut Rosé and Chandon’s Sparkling Rosé.
You can get some of those fruity notes in a non-sparkling rosé as well, but you’ll need to add in a carbonated element. Club soda will add bubbles but water down the end result. Try a flavored seltzer like lemon to give bubbles and flavor.
THE BEST GLASSWARE FOR MIMOSAS
I like to serve this drink in a large stemless wine glass so that I can garnish with a watermelon wedge. (There needs to be a little room or I’ll hit my nose on the watermelon!)
If you want to go even more casual with these, small mason jars would also work. Just make sure you’re serving this particular mimosa in a clear glass because the color is gorgeous and you want to see it.
TIPS FOR MAKING A WATERMELON MIMOSA
If you’ve found that your watermelon is not as sweet as you’d like, you can add a 1/2 ounce of simple syrup per drink (1:1 granulated sugar to water) when mixing your mimosa together.
If your watermelon is on the very tart side, adding a splash of Limoncello or Meyer lemon juice will bring in a little more sweetness and balance. Meyer lemons are sweeter than your common variety so use those here. You’re looking to balance tartness with sweetness the same way you might add a little sugar to balance acidity in a tomato sauce.
As I mentioned before, the basic recipe for a mimosa is sparkling wine and fruit juice. We’re hitting those notes here but with a twist, replacing watermelon juice for the citrus.
HOW TO POUR A WATERMELON MIMOSA
Sometimes if you’ve got an energetic bubble with your sparkling wine, pouring it over the juice will result in an overflow as those bubbles interact with the juice.
To play it safe, you should pour in your sparkling rosé first, allowing it to settle while you then pour in your fruit juice. If you find that your juice and wine are not mixing properly (i.e. your juice has sunk to the bottom), go ahead and give your drink a gentle—very gentle—stir.
HOW TO MAKE A ZERO PROOF MIMOSA
Got guests who aren’t drinking any alcohol? This mimosa can easily be made into a fun nonalcoholic drink by replacing the sparkling wine with a nonalcoholic sparkling wine, a tonic water, or even a lemon kombucha that is alcohol-free.
HOW DRESS UP YOUR MIMOSA
The color of watermelon is beautiful on its own, but if you’d like to garnish your drinks you can, and should!
Small watermelon wedges are cute to look at and they let your guests know right away what’s in their drink. Plus, if you get hungry you have a little snack! That’s a perfect combo for me.
NEED MORE DRINK IDEAS?
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- Frozen Siesta Cocktail
Watermelon Mimosas — Easy Recipe!
I have the perfect summer drink for you today! We’ve started with a mimosa and made it taste like summer by swapping out orange juice for watermelon juice!
You’ll want to keep this delicious and refreshing champagne drink poolside all summer, and of course, it’s still a tasty addition to brunch.
We’re giving you two choices when it comes to the watermelon juice to use in this recipe. So, depending on whether you want a true watermelon taste or more of a watermelon candy taste, we’ve got you covered. Either way, I think you’ll love it!
Watermelon juice (Tropicana tastes like candy. Pressed watermelon juice tastes like real watermelon!)
Watermelon slice for garnish
Refreshing Watermelon Mimosa Recipe
These days I go by one easy rule: If life gives you fruit, create a mimosa recipe! I hope this counts as one of my five a day! People, we all know I am not one to say NO to a good cocktail! Or any alcoholic beverage for that matter. With my drinks of choice I seem to go through phases just like with my foods. At the moment I have given the white wine a timeout in favor of all the summery drinks. This Refreshing Watermelon Mimosa Recipe being the uncrowned queen of them all!
Let’s talk summer fruits for a bit. Or rather my lack of self-control when the first summer fruits hit the shelves at the groceries in spring. A couple of weeks ago Stefan and I went out for dinner and hence inconveniently forgot to take care of lunch. Stefan never has any issues with picking up lunch on the go and I found myself striding the aisles of the organic supermarket around the corner from my workplace when lunchtime rolled around.
Save to say I was positively starving and so I piled up a few staples, some new things to try (hello coconut yoghurt) and right on top the first watermelon of the year. I was really pleased with how cheap the watermelon was. Only 3,50 € for a melon in April was just such a great bargain. At the check-out I swiped my card, payed the price of a second-hand car and went back to my office.
Only there I had a first glance at the bill and realized I had not payed 3,50 € for the whole melon but per kilo. All in all 9.00 € ($10) for a small medium sized water melon.
I ate half of the melon and took the other half home where I tried to store it in the fridge. I know they say you shouldn’t store fruit in the fridge as it tastes less good when it’s cold but I personally despise warm melon but love ice cold one. I intended to chill the hell out of the remaining melon and then blend it up with some mint for a refreshing watermelon smoothie.
But rummaging through the fridge to make some space for the melon half I found myself with a bottle of prosecco in hand that made me pause and re-evaluate the situation. A warm evening, wastermelon, chilled prosecco…. you guess right, Watermelon Mimosa action had to happen! Now that’s worth a 9.00 € watermelon!
Okay to be completely honest I might have bought that watermelon anyway, even if I had known the price right from the beginning. I just have zero self-control! But now back to the Mimosa…
There are several reason why I love me a good Mimosa recipe but the biggest ones might be that Mimosas are always very refreshing and easy to whip up. This drink is a bit sweet thanks to the watermelon, a bit tart thanks to the lime juice and just very refreshing thanks to the mint, ice and frizzy prosecco.
This Watermelon Mimosa is a cocktail recipe, an alcoholic beverage, but due to the low amount of alcohol perfectly suited to enjoy at a late afternoon in the sun or even along with an extended brunch. Basically it’s the perfect drink for day drinking if you’re into that kind of shenanigans.
Ingredients for Watermelon Mimosa: alcoholic or non-alcoholic versions
Watermelon mimosa has only a few ingredients.
- Non-alcoholic Watermelon Mimosa mocktail: use non-alcoholic sparkling wine and pomegranate juice.
- Alcoholic Watermelon Mimosa cocktail: use your favourite sparkling wine and campari.
Both campari or pomegranate juice are optional but they add a nice refreshing note to the Watermelon Mimosa. I like campari for a slightly bitter taste that works really well with the sweetness of the watermelon.
And if you like sweet and bitter tastes together then try my Sparkling Campari Orange cocktail.
There’s a Reason Frosé Is Still One of our Favorite Summer Drinks
Elizabeth Van Lierde, whose self-proclaimed “laid-back Californian” vibe we love, concocted a decidedly elegant (but easy) riff on frosé: watermelon frosé. It’s as delicious as it is gorgeous, with the super-sweet melon balanced against a lemony backbone. The recipe is below, but you should know about Elizabeth and her blog, The College Housewife, too.
Though she hasn’t been in college for a few years now, Elizabeth jokingly coined “The College Housewife” when she started blogging, cooking and sharing her work online while a junior in a Colorado college. Her goal? Getting friends her age to cook and entertain more at home. It was a passion of hers, and she happily promotes taking time every week to connect with friends. “In our modern world where we spend 45/60 minutes of every hour staring at one screen or another, we need a healthy break,” she writes. “We need that few hours a week with good company, good food and even better drinks.”Good-looking frosé vessels, right? That’d be your Schott Zwiesel Sensa Stemless Wine Glass and Sensa White Wine Glass.
“The College Housewife” become more than an insider joke her first cookbook debuts on August 10th and is destined to be a hit! Elizabeth’s frosé recipe is as easy, breezy and delightful as she is. So break out your Williams Sonoma Perfect Cube Tray with Lid! It’s time to get freezing (and blending).
I can’t think of a better way to start your summer sips than with a refreshing glass of watermelon frosé. This tasty frozen cocktail is made with simple ingredients like frozen watermelon chunks, fresh lemon juice, vodka, agave nectar and a bottle of your favorite rosè. If you love a fancy poolside cocktail when you’re on vacation, this is a must make for your next pool day. Each smooth sip tastes like a fresh watermelon jolly rancher without being too sweet or overpowering.
Consider this a PSA to freeze your watermelon chunks and bottle of rose wine the night before! It won’t freeze solid but just enough to leave you that slushy texture that you know and love in a glass of frosé. Watermelon is a fan favorite, but feel free to swap in any of your favorite frozen fruit. The drink is slightly sweet on it’s own but I love adding a little agave for richness, leave it out if you want a lighter drink.
You can make this batch 30-60 minutes in advance. Pop the batch in the freezer, then when you’re ready to serve stir it together and let it stand at room temperature for a few minutes before serving or until the consistency is pourable.
1 750 ml bottle of rose
4 cups frozen watermelon chunks
6 oz vodka
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
4 tbsp of agave nectar or simple syrup
- Author: Cookie and Kate
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 cocktails 1 x
- Category: Cocktail
- Method: Poured
- Cuisine: American
These watermelon mimosas are a refreshing summer brunch cocktail. They’re great any time of day, really! Recipe yields enough watermelon juice to make one Champagne bottle’s worth of mimosas (that’s 6 to 8 mimosas, depending on how boozy you like them).
Watermelon Rosé Margarita Recipe
If you’re looking for the right wine cocktail to celebrate Cinco de Mayo’s festivities or if you’re just looking for a delicious wine cocktail to enjoy in the sunshine… look no further than this Watermelon Rosé Margarita cocktail recipe. Who said rosé has to be enjoyed on its own? We actually think it makes a great main ingredient for wine cocktails!
Watermelon Rosé Margaritas
coarse salt for the rim
2 oz silver tequila
1 1/2 oz grand marnier
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz watermelon rosé syrup
2 oz watermelon juice
2 oz 90+ Cellars Lot 132 Rosé
lime wedges for garnish
Watermelon Rosé Syrup
To make watermelon juice place fresh watermelon cubes in a blender and blend until pureed. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer into a cup. Place salt on a plate. Rim a glass with a lime wedge and dip in salt to coat. Fill glass with crushed ice. In a cocktail shaker with ice add tequila, grand marnier, lime juice, syrup and watermelon juice. Shake for 30 seconds. Pour mixture into the glass, then top it off with the rosé wine. Add a few lime wedges and frozen peaches to garnish.
Combine the rosé, juice and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil while whisking constantly until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.
Watermelon Frosé Recipe
Take your frosé game to the next level by adding your favorite fruit for a refreshing cocktail! Looking for a recommendation on one of our go-to additions? Try this watermelon frosé recipe to beat the heat this summer!
-6 cups of diced watermelon
Take your ONEHOPE Rosé and add it to an ice cube tray. Freeze for 6+ hours or overnight. Next, combine your watermelon, simple syrup, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth. Pour your watermelon puree into an ice cube tray and freeze for 6+ hours.
Once your rosé and watermelon cubes are solid, add them to a blender together and blend until smooth. Pour into your favorite glasses and garnish with a slice of watermelon or lime wedge. It’s as easy as that!
Try it at home!
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How to Make an Easy Watermelon Mimosa Recipe
In partnership with Tropicana. This tasty watermelon mimosa recipe couldn&rsquot be easier as it involves only two ingredients plus an optional garnish.
It&rsquos something that you can drum up on the fly for unexpected guests it takes just minutes to prepare! The drink part doesn&rsquot involve perishable ingredients. And, it tastes like something you might order in a fancy brunch setting.
But who says mimosas are only for brunch? These days, I keep chilled champagne or cava bottles (yes, plural) in the refrigerator at all times. Bubbles are the drink du jour among my friends and corks tend to pop at random times.
The watermelon portion is Tropicana Watermelon Premium Drink. Tropicana Premium Drinks do not have artificial sweeteners or artificial flavors.
Watermelon drinks are incredibly popular in Hong Kong, where we used to live, and I&rsquove always wondered why more options aren&rsquot available over here. Trust me, I&rsquove been looking, and this is one of the only I&rsquove seen to date.
If you&rsquove ever tried to make watermelon juice at home, you know how labor-intensive it is. Now you don&rsquot have to. And, you can have this drink on-hand even when watermelons are out of season.
Making the drink is quite simple and can be customized according to taste. I filled glasses about 3/4 full with sparkling wine or champagne and add Tropicana Watermelon until the glass filled to a useable level. That&rsquos 3 parts champagne to 1 part of juice.
Tropicana Watermelon is bright pink but it will turn a pretty pale pink/peach when added to the champagne.
For garnishes, use what you like or nothing at all really. I personally have become a big fan of garnishes lately so have a little stash of picks that I use to top glasses with.
Here, I used what was in my refrigerator. We happened to have a little mint and some blackberries so that&rsquos what I offered. However, the blackberries proved superior because they&rsquore fun to swirl around in the glass when popped on to the end of a stick. I also think a wedge or circle of lime would be fantastic.
17 Rosé Cocktails You'll Be Obsessed With This Summer
While extremely delicious on its own with a fresh citrus taste, rosé is (somehow) even better when mixed with other alcohol to create delicious cocktails. Here are 13 refreshing rosé drinks you'll be sippin' on all summer.
In a cocktail shaker, muddle 2 pieces of watermelon and 1 slice of fresno chili. Add 1 1/2 ounces Codigo 1530 Rosa Tequila, 3/4 ounce grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce rosemary syrup, and 1/4 ounce lime juice. Shake, and serve in a snifter over shaved ice. Top with a splash of rosé and garnish with a rosemary sprig.
In a pitcher, add 1 cup simple syrup, 1 cup lime juice, 1 cup tequila, and 1 bottle rosé. Add ice and stir well.
In a chilled cocktail glass, add 1 to 2 chunks of frozen watermelon and 3 to 4 raspberries. Fill the glass halfway with rosé, and top with IZZE Raspberry Watermelon. Garnish with mint.
Combine 2 ounces basil simple syrup (recipe follows) and 4 ounces fresh lime juice in a pitcher. Stir to mix well. Add one 750-milliliter bottle of Chandon Rosé. Fill the pitcher with ice, and serve.
To make the basil simple syrup, combine 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup loosely-packed basil leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let sit for 30 minutes. Strain into a container, and refrigerate.
Pour a 750-milliliter bottle of Summer Water Rosé into a pitcher or punch bowl. Add 1 sliced orange, 1/2 sliced grapefruit, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup raspberries, and a handful of mint leaves. Stir, and let sit for 1 hour before serving.
In an ice tray, add 1 teaspoon sprinkles to each square, and top with rosé. Let freeze overnight, and add rosé ice cubes to a glass of Champagne.
Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, and add 3 ounces lemonade followed by 1/4 ounces lavender simple syrup. Once settled, fill remainder of glass with rosé.
In a large wine glass, add 5 ice cubes, 2 slices of guava, and 5 ounces chilled Veuve Clicquot Rich Rosé Champagne.
In a blender, add 4 bottles of rosé, 1 bottle Marie Framboise, 6 1/2 ounces Lichi Li Liqueur, 6 1/2 ounces triple sec, 10 ounces grapefruit juice, 10 ounces simple syrup, 3 ounces Aperol, 20 drops of rose flower water, and 4 liters of water. Blend, and serve when a slushy-like consistency has formed.
In a blender, add 1 cup ice, 1 1/2 parts Absolut Original, 2 parts rosé, 1/2 part lime juice, 1 part agave nectar, and 4 to 5 chunks of watermelon. Blend on &ldquohigh&rdquo for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a glass, and garnish with a basil leaf.
Muddle 2 strawberries in a mixing tin, and then add 2 ounces gin, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce lavender simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake, pour into a glass, and top with sparkling rosé.
In a medium bowl, mix 3 cups strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar. Let sit for 30 to 90 minutes, mixing occasionally. Divide the strawberries between 5 rocks glasses, and add a splash of club soda. Fill the remainder of each glass with Kim Crawford Frosé, and top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
In a shaker filled with ice, add 1 ounce gin, 3/4 ounce strawberry purée, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup. Strain into a glass, and float with Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé.
Dip a Champagne flute into icing, and rim the glass with sprinkles. Add 1/2 ounce vodka, 1 scoop birthday cake ice cream, and top with sparkling rosé.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the following ingredients: 2 ounces muddled raspberries, 3/4 ounce Leopold's Gin, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce simple syrup, 2 drops Cocktail Punk Orange Bitters, and 2 drops rose flower water. Shake, and pour into a flute. Top with André Sparkling Rosé. Garnish with a fresh raspberry.
In a shaker filled with ice, add 2 ounces Ketel Citron, 1/2 ounce lemon juice, 1/2 ounce agave, a splash of pomegranate, and 2 ounces rosé. Shake, and pour into a glass.
Combine 8 oz. Prairie Organic Vodka, 4 oz. Elderflower liqueur, 1 bottle rosé wine, 12 oz. soda water, and 4 cups of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Refrigerate for at least an hour, and serve.