Recipe: Watermelon Mimosas

Recipe: Watermelon Mimosas

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Meghan Splawn
Aug 19, 2016
(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

Watermelon mimosas are just the thing you need for summer brunches. They are light, sweet, and bubbly to drink and beyond easy to make. Make quick watermelon purée — a wonderful way to use up excess watermelon and a refreshing drink all on its own — and mix with a nice dry Champagne or Prosecco.

(Image credit: Maria Siriano)

A Rainbow of Agua Fresca

The watermelon purée in this drink is based on a classic agua fresca. Blend watermelon cubes with a little lime juice and strain it into a pitcher. The watermelon juice can be made up to day in advance and chilled before serving.

Almost any sparkling wine can be added to to the watermelon juice, but choose something on the drier side, such as a brut Champagne, Prosecco, or Cava, to balance the watermelon's sweetness.

Watermelon Mimosas

Serves 2

2 cups cubed watermelon, preferably chilled
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2 cups chilled Prosecco, divided

Place the watermelon, lime juice, and 1/4 cup of the Prosecco in a blender and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or pitcher. Divide the liquid between 2 glasses and top with the remaining Prosecco.

Recipe Notes

  • Make ahead: The strained watermelon base can be made and chilled up to 1 day in advance. The mixture will separate, so give it a hearty stir before topping with the alcohol.
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