Add a Little Pizzaz to Your Champagne Brunch with a Mimosa Bar

300-drinksBy Amy Gross – 

Springtime makes me think of Sunday brunch and brunch parties in general with Mother’s Day this month, plus all of those wedding and baby showers that seem to fall in May.

If you’re hosting, you might have already thought about serving mimosas, but instead of the usual sparkling wine or Champagne and orange juice, borrow this idea from The Tasting Room at CityCentre, and mix it up with a little variety by hosting your own Mimosa bar!

Here’s how you can do it:

Variety – Offer several juices and fruit purees and maybe even two different sparkling wines, rather than just one. Let your guests be their own mixologists.

Bubbly – For the sparkling wine, select one or two of the following:

• Cava from Spain

• Prosecco from Italy

• Sparkling wine from anywhere in the US. You don’t have to limit yourself to California – Gruet from New Mexico has some great bubbles!

• Champagne from France

Get Fruity –  Next, puree some fruits or buy some juices, and set them out in pretty pitchers. Consider these:

• White Peach

• Raspberry

• Blood Orange

• Strawberry

• Pineapple

Make it Pretty – Gather a few bowls of garnishes to add a finishing touch:

• Mint Leaves

• Raspberries

• Blackberries

• Strawberries

• Pineapple Wedges

Line up the glass flutes, and let your guests unleash their creativity, mixing and matching.

If you aren’t hosting your own brunch this month, or if you’d like to take it easy, and try this out without any work, just stop by the Tasting Room at any of their four locations across Houston. They host Mimosa brunch Saturdays and Sundays, and they’ve already done the work for you!


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