These days I go by one easy rule: If life gives you fruit, create a mimosa recipe! I hope this counts as one of my five a day! People, we all know I am not one to say NO to a good cocktail! Or any alcoholic beverage for that matter. With my drinks of choice I seem to go through phases just like with my foods. At the moment I have given the white wine a timeout in favor of all the summery drinks. This Refreshing Watermelon Mimosa Recipe being the uncrowned queen of them all!
Let’s talk summer fruits for a bit. Or rather my lack of self-control when the first summer fruits hit the shelves at the groceries in spring. A couple of weeks ago Stefan and I went out for dinner and hence inconveniently forgot to take care of lunch. Stefan never has any issues with picking up lunch on the go and I found myself striding the aisles of the organic supermarket around the corner from my workplace when lunchtime rolled around.
Save to say I was positively starving and so I piled up a few staples, some new things to try (hello coconut yoghurt) and right on top the first watermelon of the year. I was really pleased with how cheap the watermelon was. Only 3,50 € for a melon in April was just such a great bargain. At the check-out I swiped my card, payed the price of a second-hand car and went back to my office.
Only there I had a first glance at the bill and realized I had not payed 3,50 € for the whole melon but per kilo. All in all 9.00 € ($10) for a small medium sized water melon!!!!!
I ate half of the melon and took the other half home where I tried to store it in the fridge. I know they say you shouldn’t store fruit in the fridge as it tastes less good when it’s cold but I personally despise warm melon but love ice cold one. I intended to chill the hell out of the remaining melon and then blend it up with some mint for a refreshing watermelon smoothie.
But rummaging through the fridge to make some space for the melon half I found myself with a bottle of prosecco in hand that made me pause and re-evaluate the situation. A warm evening, wastermelon, chilled prosecco…. you guess right, Watermelon Mimosa action had to happen! Now that’s worth a 9.00 € watermelon!
Okay to be completely honest I might have bought that watermelon anyway, even if I had known the price right from the beginning. I just have zero self-control! But now back to the Mimosa…
There are several reason why I love me a good Mimosa recipe but the biggest ones might be that Mimosas are always very refreshing and easy to whip up. This drink is a bit sweet thanks to the watermelon, a bit tart thanks to the lime juice and just very refreshing thanks to the mint, ice and frizzy prosecco.
This Watermelon Mimosa is a cocktail recipe, an alcoholic beverage, but due to the low amount of alcohol perfectly suited to enjoy at a late afternoon in the sun or even along with an extended brunch. Basically it’s the perfect drink for day drinking if you’re into that kind of shenanigans.
- 1/2 medium watermelon
- 1 bottle prosecco or champagne
- juice of one medium lime (approx. 1/3 cup)
- a handful of mint leaves
- ice cubes or crushed ice to serve
- Give the watermelon, mint and lime juice in a blender and blend up until smooth
- Give the ice into the glasses and fill up with the watermelon juice until the glass is half full
- Top up with prosecco and stir gently until combined
Thank god it’s Friday today so you have absolute no excuse not to stop by at the supermarket, stock up on a huge watermelon and some prosecco and whip up a giant Watermelon Mimosa! I personally will soon call it a day and start my weekend exactly like that!
I swear the weekend has never tasted any better!