Let me start by saying I’m not a wine drinker, but for some reason this year on Mother’s Day, I really wanted a mimosa. I didn’t get one, so the idea of a mimosa had been floating around in the back of my head for a while. Because of the humid temperature in Middle Tennessee, I’d been making my homemade lemonade recipe around the clock for me and the boys, and then, the idea hit me! What if I made my homemade lemonade recipe into a slushy? That’s how my lemonade mimosa slushie with a virgin option was born! It’s easy to make, refreshing on a hot summer day, and is so worth the time you’ll put into making it; I promise!
What alcohol goes in mimosas?
Maybe you’ve heard of or even drank a classic mimosa before, but do you know what alcohol goes in one? This classic cocktail drink usually contains champagne, which is a sparkling wine. Champagne works perfectly with the taste of the homemade lemonade to give this beautiful cocktail a bubbly kick that sets it apart from other slushy drinks. Not interested in adding the alcohol? No worries! I’ll explain which substitutions are best below.
What is the best champagne for a mimosa?
There are many types of champagne out there, but when it comes to the champagne drink that’s best for my lemonade slush recipe, these are the ones I’d recommend using!
I use Prosecco because of its crisp, bubbly taste. This generally affordable option compliments the tart taste of the lemonade slushy well. The Cupcake brand is a good Prosecco to use, but any bottle of Prosecco that you find at the store should be just fine!
Similar to Prosecco, Cava is a good alternative to use as well. This American-made champagne is an affordable, citrusy addition to any mimosa recipe. You should be able to find it at just about any store, same as with the Prosecco.
Do you like your lemonade on the sour side? Brut champagne may be the best choice for you. The word “brut” means dry. Brut champagne is much less sweet than some of the others. When added in combination with the lemonade slushy, this dry champagne will keep the taste more sour and less sweet.
What Ingredients do I need to make a Lemonade Mimosa?
The ingredients for the lemonade slushy are simple. Just simply follow my homemade lemonade recipe, and then make sure you have your favorite bottle of champagne and some ice ready to go!
- homemade lemonade, you can check out my recipe here! It’s great even without the mimosa and is something that you can serve at summer BBQs or just day to day in your home.
- Prosecco (Interested in ditching the alcohol in this recipe and making mocktail versions instead? Perrier sparkling water will give you the same bubbly sensation as champagne.)*NOTE: If you don’t want to use either Prosecco or Perrier, you can omit it entirely and still enjoy this yummy lemonade slush!
What equipment do I need for Lemonade Mimosa Slush?
All you need for my lemonade mimosa slush drink recipe is a blender! In the market for a new blender? This one is my favorite.
But if you don’t have a blender and want to try this recipe without one, skip down to the ziplock bag option below. I promise you that a frozen mimosa is the best way to beat this summer heat, and this method will help you create this delicious grand mimosa.
How to make Lemonade Mimosa Slushies
I wasn’t kidding when I said I’ve been making my homemade lemonade recipe every week. It’s easy to make, full of tarty lemon flavor, and the perfect way to keep you refreshed on a humid day. If you want the most out of your lemonade mimosa slush, I recommend making my fresh lemonade to go along with it. I even teach you how to make it so that all of the sugar doesn’t settle at the bottom. You’re welcome. Learn how to make homemade lemonade here!
Once you have your lemonade made, it’s on to the mimosa slush side of the recipe!
- Add 3 cups of ice and 1 cup of homemade lemonade to a blender.
*NOTE: Add ice cubes in sections if the blender won’t blend all at once.
- Add more lemonade if needed.
- Once ice and lemonade are blended and in a slushy consistency, fill your desired glass half full of the slushy.
- Fill the remaining glass with Prosecco or Perrier.
- Mix together with a straw and enjoy!
If you don’t have a blender, this will be the fun part! Don’t worry, the ziplock bag method is still an easy way to produce this delicious champagne cocktail.
How do you make lemonade slushie mimosa without a blender?
- Place ice cubes and salt in a large ziplock bag
- Then, in a small ziplock bag, pour the lemonade in and squeeze all of the air out.
- Place the small bag inside the large bag and seal it tightly.
- Shake the bag for 3-5 minutes until the lemonade gets slushy.
- Pour the mixture into your cup, fill the rest of the way with chilled champagne, and enjoy.
- Looking for a fun way to make this lemonade mimosa have a fancy feel? Consider adding a fresh lemon slice to the rim of your cup.
How long does Lemonade Slushy Keep?
For this recipe, you’re going to have to make it and then drink it pretty quickly! This good mimosa recipe only keeps its slushy form in the fridge for 5-10 minutes. But hey, as soon as you take a sip, you’ll want to drink it right up anyway!
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing drink for a hot summer night or a treat for special occasions such as bridal showers or baby showers, this lemonade slush mimosa is bound to be a big hit! This lemony treat puts a fun twist on traditional mimosas and is a crowd pleaser that can take your event to the next level. Simply add in some good company, and you’re set!
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Coffee and Brownies,
- 3 cups ice cubes
- 1 cup homemade lemonade
- Processo or Perrier (amount by own preference)
1. Add 3 cups of ice and 1 cup of homemade lemonade to a blender.
2. Add more lemonade if needed.
3. Once ice and lemonade are blended and in a slushy consistency, fill your desired glass half full of the slushy.
4. Fill the remaining glass with Prosecco or Perrier.
5. Mix together with a straw and enjoy!
You need to add ice cubes in sections if the blender won't blend all at once.