I have fond memories of this blue mimosa also known as Tiffany mimosa. Back when I turned 21 years old and used to live in Manchester, UK, I went to celebrate to this really cool posh cocktail bar. I remember ordering a blue mimosa and was so happy to see it blue and sparkling and really fun. Sadly, the bar has been closed down and reopened under a new owner and new name. No more blue mimosas can be found on the menu, but it doesn't mean I can't have them still... at home. A good almost 10 years later.
What is blue mimosa?
A mimosa cocktail is composed of champagne (or other sparkling wine) and chilled citrus juice (usually orange juice). It's a very popular drink during brunch or in business class on planes. We found a really nice restaurant called Benedict in Berlin which serves mimosas included in their breakfast deal. That's pretty cool. Still, no blue mimosas, but can never say no to a sparkling-wine based cocktail.
Blue mimosa or a Tiffany mimosa is a variation of the original cocktail which swaps the classic orange juice with orange-based liqueur: Blue Curaçao.
Blue Curaçao adds a sparkling blue colour and a powerful orange flavour. It's basically a great substitute for Triple Sec in cocktails.
So while the taste is not altered much, the blue mimosa is a more potent cocktail with more alcohol in it than the original. However, it also tastes better and looks way fancier in my opinion.
How to make blue mimosa
To make blue mimosa you will need just two ingredients: Blue Curaçao and dry Prosecco. You can replace the Prosecco with any other sparkling wine like champagne but make sure to purchase something dry.
For my blue mimosas, I picked a frizzante (semi-sparkling Prosecco). But you can make it with a spumante (proper sparkling Prosecco).
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Fancy tip: If you want your blue mimosas to be true Tiffany mimosas, then make sure you decorate the rim of the tall champagne glass with sugar before adding the liqueur and prosecco. Then, decorate the glass with a white ribbon, beautifully tied around the glass's stem.
You will need around 30ml Blue Curaçao and 150ml Prosecco. You can add less Blue Curaçao if you want less intense blue mimosas. The colour will change from intense blue to more aqua colour. You can play with the amount to determine what colour suits you best.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.