Strawberries add nice twist to mimosas

Strawberry mimosas

I love mimosas. Not just on Sundays. I like them any day of the week. So when somebody suggested making them with strawberries, I couldn’t resist making some myself.

Strawberry mimosas

1 pint strawberries

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 bottle of sparkling wine

I used organic  sugar and strawberries grown in Mississippi, and a decent sparkling wine. Make a simple syrup with 2 parts sugar to 1 part water (boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly). Let it cool. Remove stems from strawberries, reserve a few for garnishes. Cut the strawberries in quarters, place in small food processor. Puree the strawberries. Add the simple syrup, stirring in a little at a time until you are satisfied with the sweetness. Put about 2 tablespoons of the puree mix in each champagne glass. Pour the sparkling wine over the puree very slowly so it doesn’t bubble over. Stir the mimosa mixture gently so it does not overflow. Garnish with fresh strawberries.



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