As golden as the sunrise, the mimosa is a celebration in a glass. Typically, it’s made of one part champagne and one part orange juice. Here, we replace the orange juice with blood orange liqueur for an extra-tasty kick.
Contributed by Kelly Sterling
Chilled champagne, prosecco or sparkling wine
1 oz. blood orange liqueur, such as Solerno
Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne flute. Pour in blood orange liqueur and slowly top off with ice-cold champagne. Serve immediately.
Delightful with brunch, this mimosa is also a delicious treat for breakfast in bed.
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Breakfast in bed. The mere thought goes to our heads like a glass of champagne. Imagine waking Mom up with the aroma of coffee, a pretty tray, a fluffy robe. It’s the ultimate indulgence. Here are dozens of ways to create a memorable morning …
One of the keys to breakfast in bed is a beautiful serving tray. Garnish it with a single pink rosebud or a little vase of flowers from the garden. In the language of flowers, dark pink symbolizes appreciation; light pink stands for admiration and joy.
Quietly slip into her room to open the blinds. Let the natural wash of daylight slowly wake her up. Then bring in the tray set with piping hot coffee or fragrant tea, or a crisp newspaper or new magazine.
This is also a good time to surprise her with a gift. Like a cheerful coffee carafe, an exquisite teapot, or a new bath robe.
Unless you know your way around the kitchen, breakfast for Mom doesn’t have to be elaborate. In fact, you don’t want her to be worried about the mess in the kitchen. The important thing is for her to savor something she enjoys.
For a super-simple yet scrumptious breakfast, make her a bagel or bialy with all the fixings: smoked salmon, capers, cucumbers, red onion and premium cream cheese. Or a classic fried egg with Canadian bacon and cheddar cheese. Either would be delicious with a Blood Orange Mimosa.
If young children are preparing the breakfast, keep it effortless. A beautifully presented store-bought pastry, a croissant with jam and tea, or an easy-to-assemble yogurt parfait is all you need.
If she loves eating healthfully, whip up a batch of fruit smoothies, like the Very Blueberry Smoothie below, in a new Vitamix blender (a gift she will love for years to come).
Regardless of what’s on the menu, be sure to serve the meal on real china with crystal glassware, silverware and a linen napkin. It’s going to be a beautiful morning.
Courtesy of Food & Wine
This wonderful smoothie is for blueberry lovers or for when you have an abundance of summer berries.
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 cups plain yogurt
¼ cup milk
2 Tbsp. honey
1 cup ice cubes
In a blender, combine the blueberries, yogurt, milk and honey. Puree until smooth. When ready to serve, add the ice, and then pulse and blend the mixture until it is smooth. Taste for sweetness and add more honey, if desired.
If Mom is an early riser and prefers to work out before breakfast, check out our ideas for a Meaningful and Memorable Mother’s Day Brunch.
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