Embark on a tropical journey with our Mango Mimosa. Bursting with luscious mango sweetness and the sophistication of champagne, this cocktail is an exquisite blend that will elevate any occasion.
Mimosas have been a classic brunch staple for ages, bringing together the effervescence of champagne with the tangy allure of citrus.
Our twist on this beloved drink introduces the sumptuousness of ripe mangoes, making it a perfect companion for sun-kissed mornings, lazy afternoons, or any moment deserving a tropical touch.
Why You'll Love This Drink
- Tropical Escape: The mango puree whisks you away to sun-soaked beaches and balmy breezes.
- Brunch Perfection: The lightness and effervescence make it a brunch favorite.
- Quick and Easy: Minimal effort for a sophisticated result.
One of the best thing about mimosa recipes is that they usually only have 2-3 ingredients, much like this one.
Mango: The star of the show, its sweetness and brightness are undeniable. We used fresh mango, however you could use frozen mango if you can find that instead.
- Fresh Mangoes: Always choose ripe mangoes, as they yield a sweeter and more flavorful puree. Varieties like Ataulfo (or Honey), Kent, and Haden are known for their creamy flesh and minimal fiber, making them excellent for blending.
- Frozen Mangoes: They offer a year-round option and eliminate the need for peeling and pitting. Ensure they're fully thawed and drained of excess water before blending. High-quality, unsweetened frozen mango chunks are preferred.
Champagne: Offering bubbliness and a hint of tartness to complement the mango. The effervescence and acidity of champagne contrast beautifully with the sweetness of the mango, creating a balanced drink.
While champagne is traditional, you can also explore other sparkling wines. I personally like the sweetness a prosecco adds, but you can use your favorite sparkling wine or champagne.
*Since the mango is the star, there's no need to opt for a high-end champagne. A good quality, mid-range bottle should suffice.
Glassware and Equipment
- Champagne flute: Perfectly displays the beautiful colors and preserves the bubbles.
- Blender: Essential for creating a smooth mango puree.
- Alternatives: A tall wine glass can be a substitute if a champagne flute isn't available.
Start by crafting your mango puree. Blend fresh mango with 2 tbsp. of water in a blender or food processor.
Blend until smooth, adding more water as necessary for desired consistency.
Next, pour 2 ounces of the mango puree into your champagne flute.
Then, delicately top with 4 ounces of champagne.
Gently stir the ingredients together, as you want to keep as much of the bubbles in the sparkling wine together. Now your mango mimosas are ready to serve.
Mango wedge: To highlight the primary flavor.
Mint sprig: For a contrasting splash of color and a hint of freshness.
Edible flowers: To elevate the presentation.
Lime twist: Offers a zesty note.
Starfruit slice: For an exotic and decorative touch.
Raspberry: A tangy counterpoint to the mango's sweetness.
- Peach puree: For a softer, yet equally delightful sweetness.
- Prosecco: A bubbly alternative if champagne isn't on hand.
- Mango-Berry Mimosa: Incorporate a splash of raspberry or strawberry puree.
- Tropical Trio: Blend in a bit of pineapple and passion fruit with the mango.
Ripe Mangoes Are Key: The riper the mango, the richer and sweeter the flavor. A ripe mango will be slightly soft to the touch, similar to an avocado, and will have a fruity aroma at its stem.
Pre-Chill Everything: Always keep your champagne and mango puree chilled before serving. Using cold ingredients ensures that your mimosa is refreshing from the first sip. Consider even chilling the champagne flutes for an extra-cool treat.
Stir Gently: Mimosas are cherished for their bubbly nature. Over-stirring can cause the champagne to lose its effervescence. A gentle fold is all that's needed to mix the puree and champagne.
Serve Promptly: Mimosas are best enjoyed fresh. The longer the mango puree sits in the champagne, the more it can alter the drink's texture and bubbly quality.
Balance is Crucial: A perfect mimosa has a harmonious balance between sweetness and tartness. If your mango isn't sweet enough, consider adding a dash of simple syrup or agave nectar. Conversely, if it's too sweet, a brut or extra brut champagne can offer a drier counterpoint.
Quality Over Quantity: While there's no need for an expensive champagne, always choose one of decent quality. A mid-range champagne or sparkling wine can elevate the overall taste of your mimosa.
Experiment with Ratios: The classic mimosa ratio is 1:2 (one part fruit to two parts champagne). However, with the richer flavor of mango, you might prefer a slightly different balance. Feel free to adjust based on your preference.
Use a Sieve for Ultra-Smooth Puree: If you want to ensure there are no mango fibers in your drink, pour the blended mango puree through a sieve before using. This step will ensure a silky-smooth consistency.
Glass Matters: Using a champagne flute not only looks elegant but also helps retain the bubbles for a longer period, enhancing the drinking experience.
- 2 ounces mango puree
- 4 ounces champagne
- In a blender or food process combine mango and 2 tablespoons of water.
- Blend until completely smooth. Add water if needed for blending.
- In a champagne flute add mango puree and top with champagne or sparkling wine.
- Give a gentle stir and serve.
Stirring gently will ensure you drink is mixed, without losing the bubbles of the champagne or sparkling wine.
When to Make These
- For a tropical-themed party: Transport your guests to an island paradise with the Mango Mimosa's rich, fruity notes, making every sip feel like a mini-vacation.
- As a vibrant brunch cocktail: The classic mimosa is synonymous with brunch, and our mango twist adds a refreshing, sun-kissed flavor that pairs beautifully with morning pastries and savory dishes alike.
- At garden or terrace parties under the sun: The effervescence of the champagne combined with the tropical allure of mango offers a refreshing respite, making Mango Mimosas the drink of choice for those sun-drenched outdoor gatherings.
- Perfect after-dinner drinks for a light dessert touch: For those evenings when a heavy dessert feels too much, the Mango Mimosa steps in. Its natural sweetness and lightness make it a delightful palate cleanser, rounding off a meal in style.