Looking to add a tropical twist to your favorite brunch cocktail? This 2-ingredient guava mimosa recipe is about to become your new favorite! Made with guava juice and sparkling champagne, this simple guava cocktail is easy and delicious!
If you're a fan of tropical flavors and refreshing sips, then you're in for a treat with the guava mimosa.
This delightful concoction combines the bubbly goodness of champagne with the exotic sweetness of guava juice, resulting in a drink that will transport you to a tropical paradise with every sip.
Whether you're hosting a weekend brunch with friends, celebrating a special occasion, or just treating yourself to a leisurely morning, this tropical mimosa is the perfect choice to elevate your brunch game.
In this blog post, we will explore the origins of guava mimosa, the ingredients and steps to make this delicious cocktail, and some variations to try.
So, grab your champagne flute and get ready to sip into sunshine with the irresistible flavors of guava mimosa!
What alcohol is best for mimosas?
While a mimosa is traditionally made with champagne or sparkling wine, there are a variety of wines that can be used to create a delicious twist on this classic brunch cocktail.
Let's look at three different wine options that can be used to make a tasty mimosa:
Prosecco is a sparkling wine that originates from Italy and is made using the Glera grape. It is known for its crisp and fruity flavors, with notes of apple, pear, and white peach.
Prosecco is a popular choice for making mimosas due to its affordability and versatility, as it pairs well with a variety of fruit juices, including guava.
It's light and refreshing profile complements the sweetness of guava juice, creating a harmonious and bubbly mimosa.
Cava is a sparkling wine that comes from Spain and is made using traditional methods, similar to those used for champagne.
It is typically dry or semi-dry, with bright acidity and flavors of citrus, green apple, and floral notes.
Cava can add a crisp and zesty twist to a mimosa, adding complexity to the drink while still allowing the guava juice to shine. It is a great option for those who prefer a drier mimosa with a touch of acidity.
Rosé wine, with its beautiful pink hue, can add a touch of elegance and a hint of berry flavors to a mimosa.
This pink wine is made from red grapes but is fermented for a shorter period of time, resulting in a wine with lighter body and delicate fruitiness.
Its subtle strawberry or raspberry notes can complement the sweetness of guava juice, creating a blush-colored mimosa with a lovely bouquet of flavors.
PRO TIP: Remember to always use chilled wine and freshly squeezed guava juice for the best results, and enjoy sipping on your delicious and refreshing mimosa!
When choosing a wine for your mimosa, it's important to consider your personal preferences and the flavor profile you're looking to achieve.
Experimenting with different wines can be part of the fun, as you can discover your favorite combination of flavors for your perfect guava mimosa.
This super simple cocktail requires just two ingredients and one optional garnish. To make this recipe you will need:
- Champagne, Prosecco or Cava: Any of these sparkling wine options will work when it comes to the bubbly you use to make guava mimosas. Be sure to choose Brut or "dry".
- Guava Juice: Use a high quality, 100% pure juice for the best guava flavor.
- Guava Slices or Mint: If you are lucky enough to have fresh guava in your area, pick one up and serve it sliced over the mimosa to take the presentation up a notch. Alternatively, mint is a beautiful addition to the top of the cocktail!
If you want to enjoy this beverage but have health restrictions, here are some substitutes you can use.
- Sparkling Wine: If you want to make a non-alcoholic mimosa, you can use sparkling water instead of wine.
- Guava Juice: If you can't find 100% pure guava juice, a guava cocktail or blend will work just fine.
Here are some of my favorite tools for making this pink mimosa at home:
- Champagne Flutes: I own a set of these Amazon flutes and love them. You could also go for a stemless option as well.
- Wine chiller or Ice bucket: I think these pink mimosas would be so cute at a baby shower brunch or wedding shower. When I serve these at a party, I love placing the bottle in an ice bucket to keep things cold for my guests.
How to Make a Guava Mimosa
Making this simple drink is so easy! Anyone can master making the perfect mimosa cocktail!
- Start by filling half of your champagne flute with champagne.
- Next, fill the rest of the glass with the guava juice.
- Finish by using the garnish of your choice to make the drink extra special. I like to use fresh guava and sometimes mint.
Serving Guava Mimosas for a Crowd
As mentioned above, this is one of my favorite cocktails to serve at parties because you can just set it out and allow guests to make their own.
Alternatively, you can make them in a pitcher using the 50/50 ratio of sparkling wine to juice. Just make sure you have a large stirring utensil available because the juice will settle to the bottom of the pitcher.
If you are lucky to have any leftover mimosa ingredients, it is best to store them separated.
When sparkling wine is properly sealed, it will keep its bubbles for up to 48 hours. If pre-mixed with the guava juice, it won’t last that long.
Expert Tips and FAQS
- Use 100% guava juice for best flavor.
- Chill the sparkling wine and juice before mixing and serving up guava mimosas.
- Make mimosas with a "brut" or dry sparkling wine.
No. It is important to properly chill both the sparkling wine and juice before serving. Ice will water down the drink.
You can make a non-alcoholic version of a mimosa by using sparkling water or soda instead of champagne or sparkling wine. Simply mix guava juice with your preferred carbonated beverage for a refreshing and alcohol-free option.
A classic champagne flute or stemless champagne glass is the traditional glassware for mimosas.
Guava juice can be found at most grocery stores, specialty markets, or online. Look for 100% pure guava juice without any added sugars or preservatives for the best flavor. You can also use freshly squeezed guava juice if you have access to ripe guavas.
Yes, you can get creative with your mimosa by adding other fruit juices to the mix. For example, you can try mixing guava juice with orange juice, pineapple juice, or mango juice for different flavor combinations. Experiment with different juice combinations to find your favorite variation of the guava juice mimosa.
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- 1 750 ml bottle of dry sparkling wine chilled
- 3 cups 100% guava juice chilled
- Fill 8 champagne flutes halfway full of guava juice.
- Fill the rest of the glasses with sparkling wine, adding more or less if desired.