This easy strawberry mimosa recipe is a fun and fruity take on the classic mimosa and uses strawberry coulis, orange juice, and champagne for a deliciously easy and pretty drink.
Happy National Mimosa Day! Yes, May 16th is National Mimosa Day and to honor the day in style I’m making these easy and delicious strawberry mimosas.
This is a fun twist on the classic orange juice and mimosa brunch staple!
- Strawberry Coulis: This is the strawberry puree that you’ll be using for the mimosas. If you don’t have any coulis, just puree some or muddle some strawberries and you’re good to go! I had some left over coulis from this recipe and decided to try it in my mimosas and it was perfect! If you don’t have coulis or don’t want to make it, check out the section on substitutions.
- Orange Juice: fresh squeezed or pre-made is fine!
- Champagne: traditionally made with brut champagne, Prosecco or your favorite sparkling wine all make delicious mimosas!
How to Make
These are so easy! Just fill about an ounce of strawberry coulis and an ounce of orange juice into a champagne glass and top with champagne or sparkling wine. You can vary the amount of strawberry coulis and orange juice to personal preference as well.
That’s it! The amount of champagne will depend on the type and size of champagne classes.
I personally prefer stemless glasses for my mimosa because they’re bigger than regular champagne glasses and better accommodate the OJ and strawberry puree.
Mix it up to distribute the strawberry puree and then garnish with the stir stick, strawberries, or orange wedge!
No Coulis? No problem!
I’ve found there are a few different ways to make these if you don’t have coulis. I personally think the coulis is the best option because it tastes delicious and you can make it in advance so it’s perfect for brunches or parties!
But, if you don’t want to make it you can do any of the following:
- Strawberry Puree: you can make a strawberry puree by quickly blending strawberries and a tablespoon or two of optional sugar in a blender. No heating or thickening the coulis, so it’s much easier. You can can decide if you want strain the tiny strawberry seeds out or leave them in. It’s up to you! This is also great for making ahead and/batching the strawberry mimosas!
- Muddled strawberries: You can easily muddle 2-3 strawberries and a pinch of sugar in a stemless champagne glass. This is best for individual mimosas and not the best method for creating a pitcher or batch of mimosas.
- Strawberry Syrup or Juice: you can easily use pre-made strawberry syrup or strawberry juice in place of the coulis
- Strawberry Liquor: You can also substitute the strawberry coulis for a delicious strawberry cordial, strawberry liquor, or even strawberry vodka. This is a much more boozy strawberry mimosa method but equally delicious and easy. You can also add the strawberry liquor to any of the above the methods for a strawberry mimosa with an extra boozy kick.
- Strawberry Rosé Mimosa: Use a rose champagne for a delicious and extra pink cocktail!
- Strawberry Mint or Basil: Try making the coulis with mint or basil for strawberry mint or strawberry basil mimosas! Just remove the herbs before blending the coulis. You can read more about it here.
- Skip the OJ: Don’t want orange juice? Just use all strawberry puree and champagne, and omit the orange juice all together. Pure strawberry champagne bliss.
- More fruit flavors: Try adding peach for strawberry peach mimosa, watermelon for strawberry watermelon mimosas, really the sky is the limit. Just add 1 cup of additional fruit to the strawberry puree or coulis.
When to Drink
Let’s be real, these strawberry mimosas can be served any time! They’re especially good during the spring and summer season, using fresh strawberries. But, frozen strawberries are also delicious in this recipe so you can make them all year round.
And similar to a Cherry Vodka Sour, because of the beautiful reddish pink color this mimosa is a perfect cocktail for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter Brunch, and Wedding Showers and Bachelorette parties!
- 1 oz strawberry coulis
- 1 oz orange juice fresh squeezed or pre-made
- 3-5 oz champagne or prosecco
- Add coulis, orange juice, and champagne to a glass
- Stir to distribute the puree
- Top off with more champagne if desired
- You can easily adjust the amount of OJ and Strawberry Coulis to taste
- If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making coulis, see section above on substitutions
- The strawberry coulis can be made up to 5 days in advance so it’s a great brunch drink to make ahead of time and then assemble the morning of!