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grapefruit mimosas in champagne flutes with thyme and grapefruit wedge
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Grapefruit Mimosa

This grapefruit mimosa is a twist on the classic brunch cocktail! Sweet and tangy fresh grapefruit juice is combined with sparkling wine, and a sprig of thyme for a beautiful and easy special occasion drink!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Alison Corey


  • 1 bottle dry champagne sparkling wine, or prosecco chilled
  • 2 cups fresh squeezed grapefruit juice chilled
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme optional
  • 6 wedges of grapefruit for garnish


  • Juice 2 cups of grapefruit juice using a juicer. Or use store bought grapefruit juice. Chill grapefruit juice and champagne before serving.
  • Fill each champagne flute halfway with champagne while tilting the glass at a 45 degree angle to reduce foam.
  • Top the champagne with grapefruit juice.
  • Garish with a wedge of fresh grapefruit, and a sprig of fresh thyme. Enjoy!



Tips for Making Grapefruit Mimosas

  • Chill your juice and champagne before making your cocktails!
  • Pour the champagne into your flute first. Angle the glass at 45 degrees while pouring to reduce foam.
  • Add the juice after you've poured the champagne.
  • Use freshly squeezed juice if possible. It will have less sugar and a more fresh and authentic grapefruit flavor.
  • Use another favorite fresh fruit juice such as pomegranate, papaya, cranberry, or peach nectar for a fun variation!
  • Change up the champagne. Any sparkling wine will do, opt for a dryer Brut, or a sweeter sparkling rosé for another drink option.
  • Depending on whether you choose to squeeze your own grapefruit juice, which is what I recommend, or use store-bought juice, you may want to slightly change the ratio of juice to champagne.
  • Store-bought grapefruit juice is higher in sugar, so if you use store-bought, then I recommend using less juice and more champagne.
  • If you squeeze your own grapefruit juice, you won't have any added sugar, so go ahead and use a 1:1 ratio of juice to champagne.


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg