Orange juice and champagne are what you anticipate when you see Mimosa on a menu, however any mixture of glowing alcohol and fruit juice will nonetheless fall underneath that class.
For this recipe, I used exhausting cider and pomegranate juice. Onerous cider provides off among the yeasty, fruity aromas one would anticipate with prosecco or champagne, whereas pomegranate juice has that sharp acidity that comes with a citrus juice.
Nonetheless, this distinctive taste combo undoubtedly has extra apples current, and a deep tartness from the pomegranate.
That is the Mimosa you need while you’re craving one thing glowing and distinctive however need to hold it tremendous informal too.
What I like about this drink is that you could costume it up or down. Want a brunch drink? This fantastically hued Mimosa nonetheless has that fruity kick for sips between egg dishes and waffles. Want a day sipper with a number of bites of cheese and salami? This sweet-tart drink compliments all these salty snack notes. I like this drink as a result of it really works for therefore many events.
WHAT’S THE BEST HARD CIDER FOR MIMOSAS?
Whereas a standard mimosa contains a glowing wine like prosecco or cava (and even champagne), exhausting cider is an sudden various that behaves in a lot the identical approach, and—being fermented—has those self same bubbles you’re on the lookout for.
Onerous ciders are available many, many types from a easy dry apple model, to all types of loopy flavors and fruits. Once you’re on the lookout for a tough cider to attempt for this recipe, first, don’t go for any of the flavored varieties except you’ve tried it earlier than and know you’d prefer to pair it with pomegranate.
Second, go for a dry or “brut” model, which implies it’s much less candy. In the event you’re unsure which cider model you’d like, and you’ve got the chance to seize a number of single cans, attempt a number of to experiment with. You additionally must hold the sweetness of your pomegranate juice in thoughts too (you don’t need a candy cider plus a candy juice!) Go for a dry brut exhausting cider in case your pomegranate juice is on the sweeter aspect. And if it’s tart, go for a semi-dry, which is sweeter (I do know, it looks like it will be the alternative!). And when you’re nonetheless unsure about which might to select up, converse with a rep at your native brewery, or attempt one in every of these picks:
BEST GLASSWARE FOR HARD CIDER MIMOSAS
Whereas flutes and the occasional wine glass are extra conventional, in case you are making a nontraditional Mimosa, be at liberty to alter up the glassware!
Small mason jars, a low ball glass or a 10 ounce beer glass would work right here as your nostril will nonetheless get all of these fruity, yeasty, and spicy aromas within the glass. That stated, you possibly can all the time fall again on a basic champagne flute as properly.
HOW TO POUR A HARD CIDER MIMOSA
The bubbles in exhausting cider are usually not as aggressive as these present in prosecco or cava, so I’ve discovered that order of pouring doesn’t matter as a lot right here.
A delicate stir will all the time assist combine every part up when you discover your pomegranate juice is staying on the backside of your glass.
HOW TO MAKE A NON-ALCOHOLIC CIDER MIMOSA
To make a no-booze model of this Mimosa, substitute a nonalcoholic glowing apple cider like Martinelli’s. Nonetheless, remember that the cider might be a lot sweeter than a tough cider.
You possibly can in the reduction of on the sweetness by including in an oz. or two of membership soda. Begin with one ounce, and alter to your most well-liked degree of sweetness.
HOW TO GARNISH HARD CIDER MIMOSAS
I personally dislike pomegranate arils in drinks so I might not recommend you add any in no matter how good they could look. I additionally want this explicit drink garnish-less, because it’s so fragrant from the cider and the pomegranate that I don’t need to detract from that.
However when you’d like so as to add a garnish, an apple wheel or some thinly sliced apples could be beautiful. After reducing the apples, soak them in a mix of 1 cup water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice blended in to stop browning.