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Orchard Mimosa

Orchard Mimosa

[Photograph: Christopher Lehault]

This take on the timeless brunch cocktail substitutes extra-dry cider for the traditional champagne. The spice from a splash of ginger liqueur adds depth to the cocktail without weighing it down. Feel free to substitute your favorite juice—the variations are endless.

Orchard Mimosa

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About This Recipe

Yield:makes 1 cocktail
Active time:2 minutes
Total time:2 minutes
Special equipment:Champagne flute

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 ounces extra-dry hard cider (sparkling, not still)
  • 1 teaspoon Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur (optional)
  • Garnish: Small orange wedge

Procedures

  1. 1

    Before building the cocktail, make sure the orange juice and cider are both well chilled.

  2. 2

    Pour three ounces of orange juice into Champagne flute. Add ginger liqueur to the orange juice and stir well.

  3. 3

    Tilt the flute on an angle and fill with cider. Gently stir, garnish with orange wedge, and serve immediately.

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