Grande Mimosa

072213004Today we have the last of Naomi Blackburn’s Mimosa collection…but there are lots more on her  Pub n’ Grub Food Forum, to drop by and check them out just Click Here

To wrap up the Mimosa series on Bette Lee Crosby’s Midweek Mixers, I am preparing the Grande Mimosa. This is the king of the orange juice based mimosa. Not only does it have the orange juice base, but is partnered with an orange liqueur to really make it pop.

I came across this recipe on Allrecipes and when I have to make an orange juice based mimosa, this is the one I head to. I love the strong taste of orange, which is softened somewhat by the champagne. When you are looking for something out of the ordinary for your brunch, this is the mimosa to head to.

So here we go!:


1.5 ounces Orange juice (fresh squeezed is best, but not mandatory)

1 ounce orange liqueur or triple sec (I use Patron’s orange liqeuer)


Sugar rim


1)      Sugar flute rims by dipping in orange juice and sugar

2)      Pour orange juice and triple sec into champagne flute

3)      Top with champagne and stir very gently!

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 Her work was first recognized in 2006 when she received The National League of American Pen Women Award for a then unpublished manuscript.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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