Can’t decide between sangria or mimosa for brunch? Have both with these Sangria Mimosas! Fresh fruit bathed in pineapple juice, champagne, and a little Creme de Cassis makes for a perfect weekend pick-me-up!
I am so ready for the weekend.
This week…ugh. I don’t even wanna talk about it. Let’s just get to the Brunch, shall we?
JUST TAKE ME TO THE SANGRIA MIMOSAS ALREADY!
If you’d rather skip my (pretty darn helpful) tips and tricks, essential cooking info, and similar recipe ideas – and get straight to this deliciously easy mimosa recipe, just scroll right on down to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card!
Even though this week has been less than stellar, last week Lara, Abe, and I officially registered for the Walt Disney World Marathon next January!
Yes…you read that right.
Actually, we’re just doing the half. Because…at this point in my fitness journey, I’m not sure I can even run the 13 miles, much less 26.
Running a Disney marathon is something that’s been on my to-do list for quite a while. The marathons are events that sell out incredibly quickly, so if you hesitate even for a few hours, chances are you won’t be able to register.
Which has been my story for the last few years. Except my hesitation has been simply forgetting to even check the website to see when I could register.
My road to getting back to being fit has had a few bumps in it. When I started this blog almost two years ago, I was a fairly regular gym rat, lifting with Lara at least 3 or 4 days a week, and doing well-intentioned cardio or yoga another day or two when I had extra time, to try to get back to my pre-wedding weight, and tone up a bit.
As months passed, between my work promotion and devoting time to my blog and my husband, my gym attendance dropped to nothing. It’s only been in the last 6 weeks or so that I’ve finally gotten back into the mindset of toning back up and losing the pounds I’ve gained, and it just so happened that it was perfect timing to finally cross that marathon off of my bucket list.
Not to mention that there’s no motivation to get fit like not wanting to bring up the rear in the happiest race on earth.
So what does that have to do with brunch or sangria mimosas?
Except my Sunday brunch date is generally Lara, and we happened to enjoy this pitcher after a pretty painful run a few weeks ago.
No pain no gain. But a reward like this (paired with some pretty rockin’ omelets and bacon) is a pretty good way to relax the tired muscles.
Tons of citrus, fresh strawberries, and Sage Fruit Co. Breeze apples make up the bulk of this brunchy cocktail.
They’re sugared up a little, then marinated in pineapple juice (for a change of pace) and some creme de cassis before being doused in bubbly and served up all classy-style, complete with fruity garnishes.
So when you can’t decide between sangria and mimosas, the answer is not to make a choice – it’s to combine your favorite elements of both!
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Brunch Sangria Mimosas
- 3 cups pineapple juice or orange juice
- ¾ cup creme de cassis
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ orange thinly sliced
- 1 apple cored and thinly sliced
- ¼ grapefruit thinly sliced
- 1 lime sliced
- 1 cup fresh strawberries sliced
- 1 bottle champagne
- In a large pitcher, combine juice, creme de cassis, and sugar, stirring until dissolved and combined. Add sliced fruit and refrigerate at least 2 hours, and up to 24 hours, before serving.
- When ready to serve, pour champagne into pitcher and stir briskly. Pour into champagne flutes, garnish with sliced fruit, and enjoy with a good brunch!