Paint Your Mimosa Red

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


This drink is just a little twist on the classic Mimosa. You’ve still got your orange and bubbly in there, but there’s also some extra sweetness (and redness!) from the grenadine and a bit of puckering lemon to balance it out.


  • cup of dry sparkling wine
  • cup of fresh squeezed orange juice (or store-bought “Not From Concentrate” OJ, best to get the kind without pulp)
  • 1 Tbsp. of grenadine
  • 1 Tbsp. of fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Pour the sparkling wine into a port glass or a small wine glass. Add the orange juice and then the grenadine and the lemon. The grenadine likes to go sailing down to the bottom of the drink making for a nice striping-sunset effect. But the result is an overly sour drink.
  2. Serve it with a stir stick so that people will know to stir the red sweetness up from the bottom to balance out the lemon.