The Emerald Isle is a tough yet beautiful place worthy of a toast. So fill your glass with this verdant Saint Patrick’s Day Mimosa and raise a toast to the resilient spirit of Ireland!
Saint Patrick’s Day is a splendid excuse to celebrate everything Ireland; from the music to the poetry to the unforgettable scenery, Ireland is truly one-of-a-kind.
That is why this unique place deserves a drink as breathtaking as it is, like this green mimosa. It’s an easy, elegant, made without food coloring, and refreshing way to honor Ireland with a fruity, floral note that you won’t forget!
- Sparkling Wine: You can use champagne, prosecco, or whatever you like with bubbles! Since orange juice can be very bright, you may want a more dry flavor, but if you like it sweet, choose a sweeter sparkling wine. Keep in mind that the amount of wine needed varies slightly depending on the glass you choose to use. As a rule of thumb, use half a glass of sparkling wine, then fill it with orange juice, leaving just enough room for the violet liqueur.
- Orange Juice: Whether it's from the bottle or freshly squeezed, orange juice is always delicious.
- Monin Violet Liqueur: This sweet and floral liqueur has a pleasantly light violet flavor and wonderfully floral aroma. The combination of the purple hue of this liquid with the orange juice creates the delightful kelly green color in this cocktail!
- Lime Slices: Use fresh limes with beautiful bright skin to make slices for garnishing this festive drink.
See the recipe card for quantities.
🍸 Step-by-Step Instructions
Step One: Fill the champagne glasses half full with sparkling wine.
Step Two: Add orange juice until the glass is about ¾ of the way full.
Step Three: Add the violet liqueur and stir gently to prevent it from settling.
Step Four: Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy! Cheers!
What’s in a wine? Everything! The sparkling wine in the drink really gives the cocktail personality. Have fun playing with the different varieties of sparkling wine, prosecco, and champagne available. You can make something bold and bright or more subtle.
Also, remember you try different orange juice blends. Try an O.J. made with blood orange or a juice blend featuring oranges, pineapples, and more. These easy trades can help your personal tastes really shine!
You can also make a non-alcoholic version of this sweet sipper by trading the sparkling wine for your favorite sparkling white grape juice. That way everyone can raise a glass of green mimosas to the Emerald Isle!
- Measuring Tools or
- Champagne Glass: This determines the amount of each ingredient you will need and the way the finished drink will look, so be thoughtful when choosing a great set of champagne glasses.
- Cutting Board and Knife: For the garnishes.
💭 Top tip
Bring in some more Irish-inspired color by garnishing with orange slices instead of limes. This will make your drink look just like the Irish flag!
Since the bubbles are the best part of this drink, it sadly cannot be prepped in advance. You can slice the limes early, though!
This drink is perfect for St. Pat's but it's also a lovely sip all spring long! Its garden-fresh color and flavor will leave you totally enchanted, no matter what the occasion is!
🍀 Other St. Patrick's Day Recipes for You to Try
- No-bake Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
- Matcha Truffles
- Scotch Coffee
- Mint Oreo Pudding Cake
- Baileys Chocolates
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St. Patrick's Day Mimosa
- Measuring tools / Jigger
- Champagne Glass
- Sharp knife
- 1 cup Sparkling Wine / Champagne or Prosecco ½ cup per glass
- ½ cup Orange juice ¼ cup per glass
- 2 oz Monin violet liqueur 1 oz per glass
- Lime or orange slice for garnish
- Fill the champagne glasses half full with sparkling wine/champagne or Prosecco (1 cup Sparkling Wine / Champagne or Prosecco).1 cup Sparkling Wine / Champagne or Prosecco
- Then fill ¾ with orange juice (½ cup Orange juice).½ cup Orange juice
- Finally, add 2 oz Monin violet liqueur (1 oz per glass) and stir briefly with a spoon or straw to prevent the violet liqueur from settling.2 oz Monin violet liqueur
- Garnish with a Lime or orange slice and enjoy.Lime or orange slice
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
⛑️ Food Safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
For further information, check Safe Food Handling - FDA.