Citrus Mimosas

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MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn

070413 009This month is Mimosa Month on  Midweek Mixers found only on Bette Lee Crosby’s Words, Wit and Wisdom.
I have to admit that regular mimosas bore me to tears. Although, they are one of my son’s favorite drinks, I could really do without them. I like the concept though and wanted to do something a bit more fruity or with nice varieties of tastes.

This month I will be featuring a number of Naomi Blackburn originals including:

  • The Citrus Mimosa
  • The Hawaiian Mimosa
  • The Jamaican Mimosa
  • The Holiday Mimosa-a step above the traditional mimosa

So, toss aside that orange juice and come along for the ride.
The Citrus Mimosa is a nice blend of citrus fruits partnered with triple sec and a pink moscato. There result is a nice sweet drink that has a slight bite of grapefruit flavor to it.  Without further adieu…

The Citrus Mimosa
1 grapefruit, juiced 1/2 lemon juiced 1/2 lime, juiced 2 ounces triple sec Pink Moscato, VERY CHILLED sugar for rims
1) Rim champagne flutes with sugar and place in freezer to set. This can be done ahead of time.
2) In a very large shaker or a pitcher, combine juices and triple sec. Shake well. Chill until ready to use.
3) Pour 2 oz of juice in prepared flute and top with the moscato.
4) Garnish with lemon and lime slices, if desired



About the author

Bette Lee Crosby

USA Today Bestselling and Award-winning novelist Bette Lee Crosby's books are "Well-crafted storytelling populated by memorable characters caught up in equally memorable circumstances." - Midwest Book Review The Seattle Post Intelligencer says Crosby's writing is, "A quirky mix of Southern flair, serious thoughts about important things in life and madcap adventures." Samantha from Reader's Favorite raves, "Crosby writes the type of book you can't stop thinking about long after you put it down." "Storytelling is in my blood," Crosby laughingly admits, "My mom was not a writer, but she was a captivating storyteller, so I find myself using bits and pieces of her voice in most everything I write." It is the wit and wisdom of that Southern Mama Crosby brings to her works of fiction; the result is a delightful blend of humor, mystery and romance along with a cast of quirky charters who will steal your heart away. Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript. She has since gone on to win nineteen awards for her work; these include: TheRoyal Palm Literary Award, the FPA President's Book Award Gold Medal, Reader's Favorite Award Gold Medal, and the Reviewer's Choice Award.


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