Sunday, July 31, 2016

Strawberry, Lemon, & Basil Mimosa

Sunday brunch calls for a special drink. A mimosa with a twist. Instead of the typical orange mimosa, this is a Strawberry, Lemon, & Basil Mimosa. Sliced strawberries, lots of fresh basil, lemon juice, honey, a bottle of Prosecco, and a little sparkling water and you are in for one light and bubbly summer refresher.

Sip after sip of this sweet drink reveals a lovely and somewhat intoxicating basil fragrance. A delightful drink that would pair well with many dishes. I can see this being a hit at any ladies function, or perhaps perfect for some front porch sipping, and/or maybe even a picnic.

Strawberry, Lemon & Basil Mimosa
Adapted from Food Network
by Giada De Laurentiis
Serves 4-6

3/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves
Juice from 2 large lemons (about 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice)
1/2 cup agave or honey
8 medium fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed and sliced
One 750ml bottle Prosecco, chilled
1/2 cup soda water or sparkling water, chilled

Combine the basil, lemon juice and agave in a pitcher. Using a wooden spoon, lightly crush the basil. Stir in the strawberries, Prosecco and soda water. Pour into chilled champagne glasses and serve.
Theme: July Potluck!


  1. Unfortunately the strawberry season is over here ;-) What a refreshing summer drink, I like the combination of strawberries and basil

  2. Summer in a glass! Sounds lovely.

  3. It looks perfectly refreshing for summer. Strawberry and basil are such a perfect pairing too! ;-)

  4. Delightful refreshing drink! I need a jugful of this!

  5. Oh yeah, you could get toasted with a few glasses of this refreshing drink before you knew it. Strawberries are plentiful here now. Hmmmm......maybe I should add these ingredients ot my shopping list.

  6. Love the mimosa with awesome ingredients that you can almost find year round in our area. Fun to pretend it's summer all the time!

  7. This does sound refreshing on a HOT summer day.


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