Peppermint Mimosa

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Elevate Your Holiday Drink Menu with this Festive Peppermint Bark Mimosa Recipe!

If you’re on the hunt for winter cocktails that are a breeze to prepare and a joy to sip, then the Peppermint Mimosa is your new go-to holiday cocktail.

This festive drink is a delightful addition to any holiday party, combining the effervescence of champagne with the sweet and minty flavors of peppermint, making it a standout among holiday cocktails.

The Peppermint Mimosa is not just another addition to the array of Christmas cocktails with champagne; it’s a festive revelation, bringing a refreshing minty twist to the holiday party.

Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or a cozy gathering, this festive and easy-to-make cocktail recipe is sure to elevate your holiday drink menu and leave your guests asking for more.

So, why wait? Dive into the holiday spirit with this unique and festive concoction!

Picture of two bubbly and festive Peppermint Bark Mimosas, a delightful addition to any holiday drink menu, adorned with candy canes.

Why is the Peppermint Mimosa a “Must-Try”

Mimosas are usually fruity, made with either classic orange juice or, in the case of the Poinsettia Cocktail, cranberry juice.

However, this peppermint mimosa recipe brings a refreshing twist to mimosa cocktails, making it an essential part of your festive drinks repertoire.

Here’s why you need to try it:

  • Unique Flavor Profile: The blend of Peppermint Vodka and Creme de Cacao creates a distinctive taste, setting it apart from typical champagne cocktails.
  • Festive Appearance: The red and white candy canes add a festive touch, making it visually appealing.
  • Versatile: It’s adaptable and fits every occasion, from Christmas gatherings to New Year celebrations.
  • Easy-to-Make: This easy-to-make cocktail recipe allows more time to enjoy the festivities.
Photo of three enticing Peppermint Bark Mimosas, showcasing the festive drinks' bubbly charm and sweet garnishes, perfect for winter cocktails.

Peppermint Bark Mimosa Ingredients

  • Peppermint Vodka: The minty star of the drink, adding a refreshing kick.
  • Creme de Cacao (clear kind): Provides a subtle chocolate undertone, enhancing the overall flavor.
  • Champagne: Adds the bubbly texture and luxurious feel to the cocktail.
  • Red and White Candy Canes: Serve as both a garnish and a sweet, festive flavor enhancer.
Pair of holiday cocktails featuring Peppermint Bark Mimosas, garnished with candy canes, perfect for a holiday party.

Peppermint Mimosa Instructions

  1. Combining Ingredients: In a champagne flute, combine Peppermint Vodka and Creme de Cacao.
  2. Adding Champagne: Carefully pour Champagne over the mixture to maintain its bubbly texture.
  3. Garnishing: Garnish with a red and white candy cane for a festive appearance and added flavor.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately and watch your guests enjoy this festive cocktail.
Two Peppermint Mimosas adorned with candy canes, a festive addition to your holiday cocktails collection.

Mimosa Recipe Variations

The Peppermint Mimosa is versatile, allowing for exciting twists to suit different preferences:

  • Fruity Variation: Combine with cranberry juice for a fruity, tangy twist, reminiscent of the Poinsettia Cocktail.
  • Sparkling Ruby: Replace champagne with sparkling rose wine for a blush hue and a slightly sweeter, fruity note.
  • Candy Cane Crunch: Rim the glass with crushed candy canes for an added crunch and a burst of peppermint flavor with every sip.
A pair of Peppermint Mimosas showcasing a harmonious blend of minty and sweet flavors, a festive recipe for holiday parties.

Prosecco or Similar Sparkling Wine Variation

If you prefer a sweeter note in your festive cocktails, consider using Prosecco or a similar sparkling wine in place of champagne for your Peppermint Mimosa.

Prosecco offers a fruitier and more aromatic profile compared to the dry and crisp nature of champagne.

This substitution will add a delightful sweetness, complementing the minty freshness of the peppermint and the subtle chocolate undertones of the Creme de Cacao, creating a harmonious blend of flavors suitable for those with a sweeter palate.

Two enticing Peppermint Mimosas, the ultimate festive drinks, garnished with candy canes, adding a festive flair to your holiday drink menu.

FAQ Section

Can I make a batch of Peppermint Mimosa in advance?

It’s best to make Peppermint Mimosas fresh to maintain the bubbly texture of the champagne or Prosecco. However, you can prepare the Peppermint Vodka and Creme de Cacao mixture in advance and add the champagne just before serving.

What can I pair with Peppermint Mimosa?

Peppermint Mimosa pairs well with a variety of holiday appetizers, savory dishes, and desserts, thanks to its refreshing and sweet flavor profile.

Is it necessary to use clear Creme de Cacao? Can I use the dark kind?

While the clear kind is recommended to maintain the color of the cocktail, you can use the dark kind if you prefer, but it will alter the appearance and may add a richer chocolate flavor.

Can I replace the champagne with other sparkling wines?

Yes, you can use Prosecco for a sweeter taste or any other sparkling wine of your preference, adjusting the sweetness level to your liking.

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Naughty but Nice Cocktail

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Cotton Candy Champagne Cocktail

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Cranberry Mimosa Mocktail

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Apple Martini

A visually stunning. Appletini cocktail, served in a martini glass, with a perfectly sliced green apple resting on the rim. The vibrant green color of the cocktail is highlighted, enticing the viewer's taste buds.
Image of a refreshing Peppermint Mimosa garnished with a red and white candy cane, showcasing the festive cocktail's bubbly texture and vibrant color.
Yield: 8 servings

Peppermint Bark Mimosa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Peppermint Mimosa is the festive fusion of minty Peppermint Vodka, sweet Creme de Cacao, and bubbly champagne. Garnished with candy canes, it's the perfect bubbly treat to elevate any holiday celebration.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Peppermint Vodka
  • 1 oz Creme de Cacao (clear kind)
  • 1 bottle of Champagne
  • Red and white Candy Canes

Instructions

  1. Combining Ingredients: In a champagne flute, combine Peppermint Vodka and Creme de Cacao.
  2. Adding Champagne: Carefully pour Champagne over the mixture to maintain its bubbly texture.
  3. Garnishing: Garnish with a red and white candy cane for a festive appearance and added flavor.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately and watch your guests enjoy this festive cocktail.Two festive Peppermint Mimosas ready to be served, a unique twist on classic champagne cocktails for the holiday season.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 7mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

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