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.
Refreshing Watermelon Mimosa Recipe
- 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!