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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
Another refreshing and easy drink is the Authentic Homemade Mojito. Give it a try.
Amaretto Sunset Mimosas
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- ½ Cup Orange Juice
- ½ Cup White Soda
- 1.5 Ounces Amaretto Liqueur
- 1-2 Teaspoons Grenadine
- Cherry and/or Orange slices optional garnish
- 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!