… …
Beverages

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas are a delicious drink that are perfect for parties. Check out this fun new twist on mimosas and an Amaretto Stone Sour! This boozy brunch beverage combines the best of both worlds.

It is also a cinch to make, and you can really wow your Easter or brunch guests by making Homemade Grenadine.

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas
Amaretto Sunset Mimosas

My mother and I have been contemplating what beverage to make for our Easter brunch. She loves Mimosas, but they are not as good as Amaretto Stone Sours for me. Therefore, we decided to combine the two into something pretty, light, and refreshing for anyone’s Sunday brunch.

Orange Juice Sparkling Wine Amaretto Homemade Grenadine
Orange Juice Sparkling Wine Amaretto Homemade Grenadine

Traditional Mimosas

Traditional mimosas are made with champagne and orange juice, typically in a one-to-one ratio. However, you can also use sparkling wine or switch out for a white lemon-lime soda for a non-alcoholic beverage.

Refreshing Orange Juice Drink
Refreshing Orange Juice Drink

Champagne, Sparkling Wine, or Soda for Mimosas

There is some debate as to which mix is better for mimosas; champagne, sparkling wine, soda, or even prosecco if you want to get really fancy. For our family, we aren’t champagne drinkers, even at New Year’s. It is a bit bitter to me.

We prefer to use sparkling wine for our mimosas. However, you could also swap it for white soda, sparkling juice, or seltzer to get that fizz!

For this recipe, we recommend using white soda as you will also be using Amaretto. Sometimes wine and liquor don’t mix for some people, so we swapped it out for the white soda.

Pretty and Delicious Drink with Garnishes
Pretty and Delicious Drink with Garnishes

What Champagne to use for Mimosas

If you choose champagne for your mimosas, it is important to decide if you prefer your drinks sweet or not. That also may depend on what you are serving with the beverages. For example, sweet drinks often do not pair with sweet treats very well.

If you want a drier champagne, opt for a bottle labeled with “brut.” If you want a sweeter champagne, opt for a bottle labeled with “demi-sec.”

Amaretto Sunset Mimosa Brunch Drink
Amaretto Sunset Mimosa Brunch Drink

What is an Amaretto Stone Sour

Besides being my favorite drink to order at a bar, this is an easy classic beverage with orange juice, amaretto, and, traditionally, sour mix.

Some bars don’t have sour mix and use lemon-lime soda instead which is what we did for this recipe

Homemade Grenadine Syrup in Small Glass
Homemade Grenadine Syrup in Small Glass

What Gives the Amaretto Sunset Mimosas the Sunset Look?

If you’re like me, you like things a little sweeter so we also opted to add in our very own Homemade Grenadine.

We thought it would round out the drink and it also gives it the sunset look. Traditionally, Grenadine is made with pomegranate juice which was very surprising to me. I always thought it tasted like cherry.

For this recipe, you could also use cherry juice, maraschino cherry juice, juice cocktail, or store-bought grenadine.

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas

Amaretto Sunset Mimosas are a delicious drink that are perfect for parties. Check out this fun new twist on mimosas and an Amaretto Stone Sour! This boozy brunch beverage combines the best of both worlds.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cocktail, easter cocktail, new years eve cocktail, party punch, summer cocktail, summer party
Servings: 1 Servings
Calories: 203kcal

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • ½ Cup White Soda
  • 1.5 Ounces Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1-2 Teaspoons Grenadine
  • Cherry and/or Orange slices optional garnish

Instructions

  • Pour orange juice into 10-ounce glass.
  • Pour your favorite white soda in next.
  • Then, add in your shot of Amaretto and gently add the grenadine towards one side of the glass.
  • Stir if desired or leave the colors separate for a nice “sunset” look.
  • Garnish with cherry or orange slices on the rim. Enjoy!

Video

Notes

For this recipe, you could also use cherry juice, maraschino cherry juice, juice cocktail, or store-bought grenadine.
What Gives the Amaretto Sunset Mimosas the Sunset Look?
If you’re like me, you like things a little sweeter so we also opted to add in our very own Homemade Grenadine.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 248IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *