Traditional mimosas are delicious, but when you add juicy watermelon and refreshing mint, It’s next level. Naturally sweetened and perfectly bubbly, this watermelon mimosa recipe is beyond easy to make and is perfect for entertaining guests. Get your brunching game on with these irresistible cocktails!
Who can resist a watermelon mimosa?
They are flavorful, sweet, and have Summer written all over them.
This mimosa recipe includes fresh watermelon juice with muddled mint, agave, and champagne. I like to think of it as the “healthy-ish” cocktail.
How to muddle mint
Throw some fresh mint leaves into a mortar and break down a few times using a pestle. You can add some sugar to this step as the graininess of sugar helps to break down the mint a bit.
However, I don’t find this necessary for this recipe because it’s getting thrown into a blender anyways.
Don’t have a mortar and pestle?
No worries! You can use the bottom of a glass or jar. Just something to help release the mint flavors a bit.
How to make watermelon mimosas
- Start by muddling your fresh mint. When mint is muddled, it releases all the delicious juices and flavors.
- Add to a blender along with fresh watermelon and agave (optional) and blend until smooth.
- Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp.
- Pour champagne into glasses at a 45-degree angle and top with the fresh watermelon mint juice.
Tip: I recommend chilling juice before serving
Straining the watermelon juice is kinda crucial.
There’s lots of pulp leftover and it’s not super appetizing in a mimosa.
Take the extra minute or two to strain the juice. I promise you will not regret it!
Best champagne for mimosas
You want to look for dry champagne like a Brut, Cava, or dry Processo.
I usually stick to a cheap to mid-priced Brut (which is what I used in this watermelon mimosa recipe).
Naturally sweetened, flavorful, easy to make, and delicious?! Cheers to that!
Watermelon juice is so refreshing and adding mint just takes it to a whole ‘nother level. Mimosas are great for brunch and relaxing by the pool on a hot summer day. This recipe doesn’t use any processed sugars so it’s a healthier option than store-bought juices.
Even sans alcohol, this drink recipe tastes great and is a healthy juice recipe.
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Watermelon Mimosas with Mint
- 10 cups watermelon cubed (about 1 half large watermelon) (chilled)
- 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
- 2 Tablespoons agave optional
- 1 bottle champagne Brut, Cava, or dry Prosecco are all good options (chilled)
- lime, watermelon slices, fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)
- Using a mortar and pestle, muddle mint until fragrant.
- Add cubed watermelon, mint, and agave (optional) to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Using a wire mesh strainer, drain juice into a large bowl or pitcher to remove pulp.
- With champagne flute tilted at a 45 degree angle, slowly fill glass halfway with champagne. Top with watermelon mint juice
- Garnish with lime wedge, mini watermelon slice, and a mint leaf (optional)
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