This contemporary version of the traditional orange juice mimosa has a depth of flavour that makes this cocktail thoroughly enjoyable. It’s tart, herby and refreshing so it’s an ideal drink for summer and Christmas entertaining.
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What do I need?
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 fresh rosemary sprigs, plus extra sprigs (small) to garnish
750ml sparkling wine, chilled
2 cups fresh grapefruit juice
1 grapefruit, cut into wedges for garnish
How do I make it?
Make a rosemary syrup by bringing water and sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the rosemary sprigs and stir into the sugar and water. Remove the saucepan from the heat and cover with a lid. Set aside to steep for 15-20 minutes. Remove the rosemary sprigs from the syrup.
To serve, fill eight glasses nearly half full with sparkling wine. Pour ¼ cup grapefruit juice into each lass and add 2 teaspoons of the rosemary syrup. Add a splash more champagne to the glass. Garnish with small rosemary sprigs and wedges of grapefruit.