how stunning are these colors?! i’m planning this little ditty for easter, but really it’s perfect for any spring or summer event. i love the idea of a mimosa tasting, vs a mimosa bar. encouraging guests to taste a variety of different juices with their champagne or prosecco – who could be mad at that?
the key to this mimosa tasting: colors and flavors. you want a range of fresh juices (if you can get your hands on some), in a rainbow of colors. the fresh juice really makes a difference, and takes this to the next level. but if you don’t have access, then choose the next best thing. either fresh juices from your local health food store – most carry a pretty good variety – or any other juice you can get your hands on. if you’re grabbing the normal orange and apple variety, mix em up! mix orange and cranberry, grape and apple. you get the idea.
here’s what you need:
- 4 or more flavors of fresh juice
- champagne or prosecco
- champagne flutes
for juices, i did the following flavors, which i made at home because i have an awesome juicer my hubby got me for my birthday.
- kale & cucumber
- pineapple, pear & ginger
- carrot, cucumber & apple
i can’t lie. i love them all. the kale is the least sweet, and i think that was a nice option for range of flavors. watermelon was to die for, and the simplest on the palette. you could drink that for a while. pineapple/pear was the sweetest, of course, but that ginger gave it such a nice kick! those flavors would be a nice surprise to the palette. and then carrot/cucumber rounded everything out with a bit of an earthy tone. there are a million different juice combinations you could go with – i want to try a beet and berry version with my next mimosa tasting!