As far as I'm concerned, Mimosa's are one of the best cocktails ever invented because what other cocktail can you drink at breakfast or brunch without anyone batting an eyelash?! Especially on Mother's Day?
But what if you can't drink alcohol? Or don't want to drink? OR you simply want your kids to enjoy a special and delicious drink at a celebratory breakfast or brunch? That's where this Raspberry Mimosa Mocktail comes in...
This Mimosa has no alcohol but is loaded with flavor! Most of the non alcoholic Mimosa recipes I've come across don't have the depth of flavor that this one has. The combination of white grape juice and sparkling water perfectly mimic the Prosecco/sparkling wine in a Mimosa cocktail. And the raspberry flavor and raspberry ice cubes give it that extra something special! I love using frozen fruit for ice cubes; it's so much better than boring old ice cubes. You can either buy fresh raspberries and freeze them (as I did ) or simply use frozen raspberries!
I have created a number of other fun mocktail recipes (see bottom of post, under recipe card for more mocktail recipes) because everyone should be able to have fun and celebratory drinks without alcohol, if they so choose! I remember having a toddler AND being pregnant on Mother's Day, so this drink would have been a very welcome addition to the Mother's Day brunch menu that year!
But the main reason I make these mocktails is because my kids LOVE them! Oh what I would have given to have had these fancy drinks when I was a kid....I counted myself pretty lucky to even get Pic-a-Pop! Now I can live vicariously through them. And this recipe is kid tested and approved, of course.
If you're looking for non alcoholic drinks for brunch, this is ideal! This also makes perfect Mother's Day drink because kids can easily make this non-alcoholic drink for their Mom and serve it with an easy breakfast they can make themselves, like this Bagel Toad in a Hole!
And although I love Mimosa cocktails, some mornings it just feels a bit too early for alcohol. But that just depends on the day. So if you're like me and happen to be having a day where you would appreciate the alcohol in this Mimosa, then simply replace the grape juice and sparkling water with Prosecco or sparkling wine (my fave sparkling wine is Casal Garcia.) But whatever route you choose to go, with or without alcohol, this Raspberry Mimosa Mocktail is a full- bodied, delicious and refreshing drink.
Happy Mother's Day!
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📋 Raspberry Mimosa Mocktail Recipe
- ⅔ cup white grape juice
- 1 ⅓ cup orange juice
- 1 cup sparkling water (*I use lemon lime) Perrier or any brand of sparkling water without sugar
- ¼ tsp raspberry extract or raspberry flavoring
- ½ orange slice
- 5-6 frozen raspberries *approximately
- Pour all ingredients to a tall (20 oz) glass and stir.
- Add 5-6 frozen raspberries as ice cubes and garnish with a ½ slice of orange. Serve cold.