The Bitter Mimosa Recipe

The Bitter Mimosa Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

There's serious potential for the mimosa outside of girly-drink territory. With a base of grapefruit juice and sparkling wine, this drink becomes much more complex and savory with a dose of Cynar.

  • Yield:makes 1 cocktail
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 1/2 ounce Cynar
  • 3 ounces freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice from 1 to 2 grapefruits
  • 3 ounces chilled sparkling wine


  1. 1.

    Pour the Cynar then the grapefruit juice into a Champagne flute. Top with sparkling wine. Serve immediately.