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Blackberry Mint Mimosa (Bellini)

This summery spin on the classic mimosa makes perfect use of the season's fresh produce with juicy blackberries and a touch of mint. Otherwise known as a blackberry bellini, this 4-ingredient cocktail is bubbly, light, and refreshing - a great addition to any breakfast or brunch!

  • Author: Alexandra
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cocktail 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: cocktail shaker
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/4 ounces blackberry juice, from 4 - 4 1/2 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 5 spearmint leaves
  • coarse sugar, for muddling (optional)
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup, optional
  • 4 3/4 ounces brut champagne, well-chilled
  • fresh blackberries or mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the blackberry juice: Muddle fresh blackberries in a glass until soft and juicy. Transfer to a piece of cheesecloth or a nut milk bag and squeeze the juice out. Measure 2 ¼ ounces of juice and pour into a large glass or cocktail shaker.
  2. Muddle the mint: Add the mint leaves to the juice and (optionally) sprinkle with a dash of coarse sugar. Muddle.
  3. Mix. Add the simple syrup (if using) and fill your glass or cocktail shaker with ice. Shake or stir to mix and chill.
  4. Top with champagne: Strain the mixture into a champagne glass. Top with champagne and garnish with fresh blackberries or a mint sprig before serving.

Notes

Ingredients notes and substitutions: 

  • Brut or Extra Brut champagne is best for mimosas. If using Prosecco, I'd suggest skipping the added simple syrup. I provided an exact measurement above, but you can simply use enough champagne to fill your champagne flute.
  • Although the simple syrup is optional, you could also swap it with a liqueur that will compliment the flavors in this cocktail, like creme de cassis. 
  • For a non-alcoholic mimosa, use club soda, sparkling water, or ginger beer instead of champagne.

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