Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa

Apr 4, 2022

This Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa is made with frozen blueberries, lemonade, and sparkling wine. It's the perfect cocktail for spring and summer brunches!


three glasses of blueberry lemonade mimosa with lemon wedges on the rims

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Spring is here, summer's near, and I'm ready with this delicious Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa! Like the Peach Strawberry Frosé, this cocktail is made from simple ingredients, and comes together in minutes!

Why you will love this mimosa recipe!


✔️ Easy to make: You can make this with a handful of ingredients. No special equipment needed.
✔️ Great for a crowd: Yes, it's good for a brunch. It's also suitable for any other type of celebration - weddings, anniversaries, you name it!
✔️ It's refreshing: Lemonade is a go-to on hot summer days. Add a little fizz, and some blueberry flavor, and you have perfect refresher!

Ingredients

  • frozen blueberries: I use packaged frozen fruit. 
  • sugar: Sugar and blueberries combine to create blueberry syrup.
  • lemonade: you can buy a pre-made lemonade, or make your own.
  • sparkling wine: I enjoy prosecco, but you can use any sparkling wine.
  • fresh blueberries and lemon slices: for garnish (optional)

How to Make a Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa


To make the blueberry syrup: 

Combine water and sugar in a medium sauce pan. Heat over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved. Add blueberries, and bring to a boil. Boil for 5-6 minutes, then use a mesh strainer to strain the syrup. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.


blueberry syrup process photos


To make the mimosa:

Add 2-3 tablespoons of blueberry syrup to a champagne flute. Fill with lemonade until the glass is half full. Fill the remainder with sparkling wine. Garnish with fresh blueberries and lemon slices or wedges.


blueberry lemonade mimosa process photos



Which alcohol is best for mimosas?

Mimosas require something sparkling to give it the fizz and flavor we're accustomed to. Champagne is a sparkling wine from the region of Champagne, France. Think of Champagne, as a brand. It's only one brand. Prosecco is another. Cava is another.

Any sparkling wine will serve the purpose.

Things to consider:
If you're looking at champagne or prosecco, notice whether the label says "dry", "extra dry" or "brut." Dry/extra dry will be sweeter than brut, which is not sweet at all.

If you like your mimosas sweet, go with a dry, but consider cutting down on whatever else is sweetening the drink such as orange juice or, in the case of this recipe, the blueberry syrup.

Any sparkling wine labeled with "doux," "sec," or "demi sec" will be too sweet or a mimosa.


Can you make it ahead of time?


I don't recommend making mimosas ahead of time. The champagne or sparkling wine will go flat. It's so easy to pull these cocktails together, there's no need to make ahead. I do, however, recommend making the blueberry syrup ahead of time so it's chilled when it's time to use it.


three glasses of blueberry lemonade mimosa


Recipe Notes and Tips for Blueberry Lemonade Mimosa

  • The blueberry syrup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  • Make sure that the blueberry syrup, lemonade and champagne/sparkling wine are cold before serving.
  • If your lemonade contains pulp, use a sieve to strain it before adding it to your mimosa.
  • Do not add ice to mimosas because it waters them down.

This summer cocktail is perfect for brunches, parties, or whenever you just want a delicious, fizzy summer beverage!

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