What is it about mimosas that makes them so wonderful? Is it the champagne? The orange juice? Is it the novelty of drinking before noon being acceptable?
Whatever the reason, I love mimosas. They are my go-to beverage for big celebrations. The twins turned one – mimosas! New Year’s Day – mimosas! Christmas morning opening presents – MIMOSAS!
That’s one of our newer family traditions. The first year we did it we were celebrating our first Christmas in a house that we own! It was so much fun that we thought, “Why not? Let’s do that again!” And we’ve been having mimosas on Christmas morning since then.
But what if I told you these weren’t regular mimosas? What if I told you we added a secret ingredient that gives it an extra kick? Something that gives it “wings,” if you will.
The recipe is just as easy to make as any other regular mimosa. Just add everything to your glass and give it a quick stir.
1 part champagne
1 part orange juice
1 part Red Bull (we use sugar-free)
That’s right folks, we added Red Bull. It sounds a little strange, and to be perfectly honest, I was very skeptical at first. Hubs had been wanting to try it for a while, but I was terrified it would be gross and a waste of perfectly good champagne and orange juice. Wasting champagne is not allowed!
It was surprisingly delicious! The Red Bull actually blends in pretty well with the other flavors. You get 3 great things all in one glass: champagne (yum!), orange juice (it wouldn’t be a mimosa without it!), and CAFFEINE! Have you ever had a mimosa with caffeine? I have, and it was awesome!
I really have to give Hubs the full credit for this one. It was definitely one of his better ideas. He earned a “Yes dear, you were right” for this. And now it’s even in writing – and on the internet! Now I really can’t take that one away!
Christmas is coming up, followed by National Champagne Day (December 31) and New Year’s Day. So many occasions and reasons to celebrate. Have a Flying Mimosa! Let me know how you like it. And remember, if you didn’t like it all, it was his idea!
Do you have a go-to celebration beverage? Or do you have any off-the-wall family traditions like this? What’s your “yes dear, you were right” moment? Tell me below in the comments!