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Mimosas: A Tradition For The New Year

Happy New Year from all of us at Midlife Boulevard! If you’re planning on celebrating the new year with a festive holiday brunch we have the perfect recipe for you and had to share it again in case you missed it the first time! Cheers!

Weekend Indulgence Mimosa Cocktail for the New YearToday I’ll be sharing a recipe that has become a tradition at my house for New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day…that day when most of us stayed up until midnight to welcome the New Year. It’s a good day to reflect on the year that has passed and consider the future. I usually toast the old and welcome the new with a glass of something bubbly. Of course the New Year must begin with a healthy breakfast including orange juice. The ingredients for the Mimosa are usually at my house over the New Year holiday so I will have a glass (or two!) at breakfast to begin the year.

Mimosa

Ingredients:

1/2 ounce Cointreau or Triple Sec (optional)

1 1/2 ounces Orange Juice

Champagne (see tips)

1/2 slice orange (optional)

Instructions:

1. Chill champagne flute and all ingredients.

2. Mix Cointreau and juice in glass

3. Top with champagne

Variation:

If the college students are at home you can make a Mimosa Mocktail: Use 1/2 orange juice & 1/2 Ginger Ale.

Tips: 

Champagne is a sparkling wine made in France following specific rules. You don’t have to use real champagne in this recipe. Any sparkling white wine will do. If you’re not sure what to purchase tell your wine merchant that you need a sparkling wine to make a champagne cocktail. I love Prosecco, a sparkling wine made in Italy, and used LaMarca Prosecco in this recipe.

Please drink responsibly. To learn more go to Responsible Drinking

Elizabeth Lee Goodman

Formerly a homeschooling mommy, Elizabeth Goodman was divorced after a long-term marriage. She has five young adult children who are the joy of her life. Most of the time. Since ending her marriage, she has embarked on a new, happier life. Like many people her age she is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Her latest venture is a site called Weekend Indulgence. Instagram: thenewelizabeth

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