Orange Creamsicle Mimosas is a champagne cocktail that tastes just like a Creamsicle! The perfect refreshing beverage to add to your breakfast or brunch menu, 2017!
While all blogs will begin the year with detox salads and juices or cleanses of some sort, I thought I’d do something different for (or to) my readers, and share this Orange Creamsicle Mimosas. How come? Well, this was our pimped up brunch orange juice, celebrating a new day, a new year, and FINALLY some good health (well, we hope).
How easy is this drink to make? So easy it almost feels like a crime to write out a recipe card. You start off with good quality orange juice. I use a natural orange juice, or you can squeeze your own juice. Mix the juice with half and half or cream (coconut cream would work here too). Give it all a mix and pour it into your champagne glasses.
Top it all off with a good Prosecco, or your favourite sparkling white wine. (Pour it slowly because the champagne will bubble up and overflow.) Splash in some orange liqueur; garnish with a slice of orange and CHEERS!
What exactly are we celebrating? It has been 5 days since I came out of hospital, and 9 days since I had surgery for severe endometriosis: a diagnosis that took a good 6 years to uncover. A chronic lower back and leg pain I had been living with for the past 6 years — with the last two years seeing me couch and bed bound. No physical activity like walking was even an option. Little things like shopping for groceries was excruciating, and guaranteed I’d be lying down in the middle of aisles, crying, until it passed.
So how did I work? How do I post so many recipes weekly? With great difficulty. I’d cook for 5 minutes, walk/limp/hunched over to the couch for 10 minutes trying to stifle the screams and tears running down my face; repeat that process until the food was finished; then do it all again to style and photograph the food. THEN try to type out a post while lying down, guaranteed to smack the laptop screen on my face a few times.
Yes, it has been hard. Many times I found myself desperate to give up and quit. But quitting is not in my nature (could be an Aries/stubborn thing).
As we started 2017 today, I had a reason to celebrate. Being pain free (or semi-pain free while recovering), and healthy, was my first.
This is why Orange Creamsicle Mimosas happened. And if you have reason to celebrate a new year or new beginnings, or just life in general, a BIG Salud to you!
Cheers to good health and a HAPPY 2017! May all of your dreams come true!
P.S: THAT FOAM! ?
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Orange Creamsicle Mimosas
- 2 cups natural orange juice
- 2 tablespoons half and half (or thickened cream)*
- 1 x 750ml bottle Prosecco (or Champagne or any sparkling white wine)
- 2 ounces (60ml) Triple Sec or Cointreau (or another orange liqueur)
- Chill champagne glasses in a refrigerator.
- Mix together the orange juice, half and half (or cream) until combined. Pour halfway into champagne glasses and slowly top each glass with champagne. Add in a splash of the liqueur (about 1/2 teaspoon per glass).
- Garnish with an orange slice.