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.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 2 minutes
  • Total time:2 minutes

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

Directions

  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.