Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

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A Special Cocktail Of Irish Whiskey And Brut Champagne

These Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas are mixed with grapefruit juice and orange juice with a topper of fresh raspberries. Don’t let the Irish Whiskey fool you. It is perfect in this cocktail drink. Whiskey can be strong and over powering but Irish Jameson Whiskey is very smooth and sweet with mild woodsy and nutty notes. This really complements the bitter citrus of the grapefruit juice and extra sweetness of the orange juice. Last but not least merging it with a great champagne. This recipe can be made in single glasses or a pitcher at a time.

Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

A Little History Of Irish Whiskey

When I think of Irish Whiskey I think of St.Patrick’s Day festivities but Ireland has been making whiskey since 1324. This date goes back to a book as a medieval manuscript named the red book of Ossory. Shockingly, in this book it is written that Uisce Beatha was being produced at that time for consumption.

Before the time of consumption at around 1,100 AD the Irish monks traveled to southern Europe and learned the beautiful talent of distilling perfume and brought it back to Ireland. These Irish monks slowly created whiskey for medicines and as a tonic with this method. Ireland is believed to have been the first birthplace of whiskey because of these monks.

Wine was not easily obtained in these areas. Barley beer was magically turned into liquor which over time turned into whiskey. It was then that the monks of Ireland took that whiskey to Scotland. Slowly the novelty of Irelands whiskey traveled over many seas.

Using barley is still used today because it is in most of the whiskey from Ireland. That is the difference from American whiskey which uses corn, rye and wheat. The fermented barley mash in Irish whiskey makes it distinct in taste and a shorter time of three years of aging in oak which is only from the island of Ireland. Hence because of this short amount of time, in the 19th century Ireland was first at supplying the world with up to 60% of whiskey production.

Most people can recognize one of the most popular and most purchased Irish whiskey brands called Jameson. It is triple distilled to be very smooth and super rich. Very enjoyable to drink! As you will see in this cocktail drink I’m making for you today.

This is a photo of a bottle of Irish Jameson Whiskey and a bottle of French Brut Champagne.
Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne

As we all know opening a bottle of champagne looks a little intimidating. Although, once you learn how it’s a piece of cake. Thats not so bad because then you’ll be buying more champagne.

As most people know hold the bottle away from you face. Take off the muselet which is the wire cage around the cork of the bottle. Then just follow the photos below.

1st step is to get a cloth and wrap it around the top of the neck of the bottle. The cloth protects you from the cork blowing out and the champagne bubbling out all over.

This is a photo on the first step of opening a bottle of champagne .
How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

2nd, hold the bottle tight as you point the bottle away from your body.

This is a photo of how to open a bottle of champagne.
How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

3rd, While holding the bottle in both hands like the photo, pull up slowly and wiggling on the cork and it should pop out. Quickly hold the bottle upright so that some of the champagne doesn’t bubble all over. The cloth should catch most that comes out if any at all.

This is a photo of a hand holding a bottle of champagne and about to open it.
How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan
This is a photo of a hand with a cloth around a bottle of champagne and it has just been opened.
How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

There you go! Now you are a pro! Congratulations!!!

How To Pick A Good Champagne For Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

I have had a variety of champagnes in my life and everyone’s taste is different but I find it hard to find one I like. Bitter and dry champagnes are not my favorite, but I had a learning curve on how to pick a good champagne for mimosas at Total Wine.

I was happy to have found someone who knew a lot about champagnes and this young lady schooled me and it was great. As the rule goes you don’t want a sweet champagne for mimosas because it will be too sweet. You want one that is a little dry but not too dry. She picked out this bottle of Brut Champagne I have pictured below and it was amazing because it really did complement the fruit and whiskey. It was perfect!

This is a photo of an opened dark blue bottle of champagne with raspberries around it and empty glasses in the back ground.
Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

The best perk of all is that it was only $20.00. Believe me I was sticker shocked at how expensive the champagnes could range from. So definitely a win, win!

This is a photo of two flute glasses full of Irish Whiskey Mimosas with flowers and a bottle of Jameson Whiskey and a bottle of Brut Champagne in the background.
Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas. Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

How To Make Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

This is a very easy recipe. As you know cocktails are really not that hard. The only trick to this cocktail is having the right size flute glass.

If the glasses are big enough for this traditional measurement it will be fine. It will be able to hold the 1/2 cup of champagne, 1/2 oz. each of grapefruit juice, orange juice and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Although, some flute glasses are a little on the small side. If so just make it 1/3 cup of Champaign and a 1/2 oz. of grapefruit juice, orange juice and Jameson Irish Whiskey.

This is a photo of two flute glasses filled with Irish Whiskey Mimosas with orange wedges on them.
Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas. Photos by Spicy Saucy Vegan

What some people do to make it easier is to make a pitcher of this mimosa. Measure out 3/4 cup of grapefruit juice, 3/4 cup of orange juice, 3/4 cup of Jameson Irish Whiskey and a full bottle of Brut Champagne. Add orange wedges and fresh raspberries.

What Garnishes To Use For Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas.

Most people usually see orange wedges on mimosas and that is delicious. Citrus fruit is in season right now and you wouldn’t want to skip out on the oranges at this time of year.

I use orange wedges but you could use grapefruit wedges for this drink as well. I added a couple of fresh raspberries because they go so well with the citrus. By the time they soak in the mimosa they are so yummy by the time you eat them.

This is a photo of a white plate loaded with slices of oranges and fresh raspberries.
Photo by Spicy Saucy Vegan

I hope you like this mimosa recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!

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This is a photo of two flute glasses filled with Irish Whiskey Mimosas with fresh raspberries inside and an orange wedge on the side of the glass and a white plate filled with orange and raspberry garnishes.

Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

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  • Author: Spicy Saucy Vegan
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Alcoholic Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Irish
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas are surprisingly delicious. These cocktails are blended together with grapefruit juice, orange juice, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Brut French Champagne and topped with fresh raspberries. Make these mimosas for St.Patrick’s Day or Holiday or just because. They are that good to want them for your weekend brunch just for the sake of it. This recipe comes with three ways to measure out this cocktail. Enjoy!


Ingredients

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Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

  • 1/2 cup of Brut Champagne
  • 1 oz of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1 oz. of Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz. of Orange Juice
  • Fresh Orange wedges for garnish
  • Fresh Raspberries, for garnish
  • If Your Flute Glasses Are Smaller Use This Recipe:
  • 1/3 cup of champagne
  • 1/2 oz. of Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 1/2 oz. of Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/2 oz. of Orange Juice
  • Fresh Orange wedges for garnish
  • Fresh Raspberries for garnish
  • If You Are Making A Pitcher Size, Use This Recipe:
  • 1 Bottle of Brut Champagne
  • 3/4 cup Jameson Irish Whiskey
  • 3/4 cup Grapefruit Juice
  • 3/4 cup Orange juice
  • Fresh Orange wedges for garnish
  • Fresh Raspberries for garnish


Instructions

Super Yummy Irish Whiskey Mimosas

  1. Open the Champagne. The instructions are above in the post if you need help.
  2. Use water measurements of the ingredients into the glass to see how much your flute glass will hold. Then according to how big the glass is use the right recipe above or use the recipe to make by the pitcher.
  3. Measure out your champagne first into each glass then add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Add the raspberries last and add as many as you like until your glass is full or until your desired amount. I use two to three per glass.

 


Notes

You can use wine glasses if you do not have flute glasses.

Use up the champagne within a day or two or it will lose it’s fizzy bubbles.

If you put a wine stopper in it please be careful. The bottle builds pressure and it will powerfully blow off the champagne bottle after a couple of hours to one day. Always hold the bottle away from your face or other people when opening.

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