This St. Patrick’s Day cocktail is naturally colored with mint, cucumber, ginger and green apple. No food coloring, just exquisite, natural ingredients that turn your brunch mimosa an enchanting emerald green. It’s also a perfect cocktail for a bridal shower or baby shower with a green theme!
I served this mimosa at my St. Patrick’s day brunch with a full, traditional Irish breakfast. I made 4 leaf clovers out of basil and decorated the table so pretty, but these mimosas made that brunch fit for a Leprechaun Queen!
Why This Recipe is Special
It’s so much more exciting than an orange juice mimosa – Heaven knows I love a traditional mimosa with breakfast, but there really is nothing like the combination of ginger, mint, cucumber and green apple. It just tastes “fresh and clean.”
The color is truly magical – It really looks like a cocktail that fairies drink. It’s a sparkling golden sage-green.
simple syrup – generally, simple syrup is sugar and water at a 1 to 1 ratio. In this recipe, you’re going to use less sugar because the green apple makes it sweet enough. The mixture will be ¼ cup white sugar and ½ cup of water.
ginger – When looking for ginger in the store, look for a piece that’s about the size of 2 of your thumbs put together.
mint – see the image below to see how much mint to use. I understand “3 sprigs” can be a little unclear.
How to Make The Juice Mixer
1. Peel and cut 2 tbsp. of ginger into chunky pieces, slice ½ cucumber into 5 or 6 slices and slice ½ green apple into small pieces.
2. Stir together ¼ cup of white granulated sugar with ½ cup of water in a cup, then add it to a food processor with juice from one lemon, 3 sprigs of mint, ginger, apple and cucumber. Process on PUREE for about 10 seconds.
3. Pour mixture into a nut bag, or cheese cloth. I prefer a nut bag because it doesn’t allow any pulp at all to come through.
4. Squeeze juice out of the pulp into a bowl. Pour into a container and refrigerate. When ready to make the mimosa, simply add 2 ounces juice to 4 ounces prosecco or champagne.
Only 5 days. It will start to get sour and not taste so nice after that.
Sure! When thawed, it won’t taste as fresh, but it will still be tasty.
A Few Tips
1. Only use fresh squeezed lemon juice.
Don’t use the lemon juice you buy in the plastic lemon. It’s full of preservatives and will not taste nice at all when used in cocktails.
2. You can also use this mixer in other cocktails!
I love it with gin or sake! Try mixing a 2 to 1 ratio (2 parts liquor, 1 part juice). It’s tasty as is, but with a little splash of St. Germain, they make such extra lovely cocktails!
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The “Four Leaf Clover” Mimosa
- cutting board and sharp knife
- apple peeler
- food processor
- nut bag (or cheese cloth)
- mixing bowl or container for juice
For the Juice Mixer
- 2 tbsp. ginger – chopped into small pieces
- ½ cucumber – sliced into 5 or 6 pieces
- ½ green apple – sliced into small pieces
- 3 sprigs of mint
- 1 lemon – juiced
- ¼ cup white granulated sugar
- ½ cup water
For the Cocktail
- 4 oz. prosecco – or champagne
- 2 oz. juice mixture
- lemon slice – for garnish
- cucumber slice – for garnish
To Make the Juice Mixer
- Peel and cut 2 tbsp. of ginger into chunky pieces, slice ½ a cucumber into 5 or 6 slices and slice ½ green apple into small pieces.
- Stir together ¼ cup white granulated sugar with ½ cup of water in a cup, then add it to a food processor with juice from one lemon, 3 sprigs of mint, ginger, apple and cucumber. Process on PUREE for about 10 seconds.
- Pour mixture into a nut bag, or cheese cloth. I prefer a nut bag because it doesn’t allow any pulp at all to come through.
- Squeeze juice out of the pulp into a bowl or container. Refrigerate
For the Cocktail
- Pour 4 oz. of prosecco into a coup glass. Pour 2 oz. of the juice mixture into the glass and gently stir. Garnish with lemon and cucumber slices and serve.
Made with love.
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