Friday, March 22, 2013

Clementine Moscato Mimosa

Happy Friday! Here's a drink to start your weekend right. Make it Saturday morning along with a healthy stack of orange zest french toast and blueberry compote. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I LOVE brunch. It is what I live for on the weekends.

Last weekend I really wanted a mimosa with our homemade brunch. I was craving it pretty badly, but we didn't have any of the ingredients. Yes, we could have walked to the corner store only 10 seconds away from our apartment, but instead we got creative.

If you didn't already know, we're pretty creative 'round these parts. So Andy and I got to work with what we had in our fridge. The night before, we had opened a bottle of Moscato after dinner. Moscato is a sweet wine with a crisp citrus taste to it. Perfect (if you ask me) for a make-shift mimosa.

We were fresh out of oranges, but we had plenty of clementines on hand. They will do! So we peeled a few clementines and blended them with a splash of Moscato and voila, we had mimosas!

Did you know that a mason jar will fit onto the blender perfectly? We only use mason jars on our blender, it makes cleaning up easier. To do it, just take the bottom screwed on piece of your blender container and screw it onto the top of your mason jar. Flip the mason jar, insert into the blender, and blend away. When you take it off, one serving is already in the glass.
Clementine Moscato Mimosa (for 1)
-1 mason jar
-2 clementines
-about 2-3 ounces moscato

Peel clementines and place in a mason jar. Add Moscato. Place blender mixer on mason jar and blend until well mixed. That's it!

I was very happy with how our mimosa's turned out. They weren't as fizzy as a regular mimosa, but they had a fun sweet taste to them. I can't wait to make them again!


  1. Wow that's cool, what brand blender is that Ellie. I use a blender everyday lol.


    1. Hi Randall!
      The blender is just a regular Oster blender. I think this is the one that we have: