Cocktail ConfidentialStrawberry Rose MimosaClaire Lassam

I have this terrible habit of making friends with people who end up moving away. I’m not talking about moving to the suburbs or across town, I’m talking about moving across the world. Like, a lot of my friends have picked up and left me for very far away places. So when two of my besties were visiting a

couple weeks ago, I knew that they had to come over for some serious brunching and some serious girl time.

Now, I’m not saying it’s not an amazing time when we just drink coffee and catch up, but if you add a bottle of bubbly in the mix? It’s a huge giggle-fest.

So, obviously, there was a bottle of bubbly involved.

But not just bubbly. It was breakfast after all. Straight up bubbles can be a bit much at 10am.

So instead I made mimosas. But, you know, not just any mimosa. Strawberry rose mimosas.

This sounds super fancy, but they’re actually a breeze to make. You just puree up a quart of strawberries and add a touch of rosewater. Then you mix a wee bit of sugar and water on the stovetop until it is dissolved, and add this in. You can do this the night before if you’re organized. Then when your friends arrive, you simply pour a bit into a glass and top the whole thing up with bubbles- and cheap bubbles are just as good as the expensive variety here.So that’s what we did. We ate a huge brunch, we drank a bottle of bubbles with our tasty fruity mix, and we gossiped and giggled until it was much later than we expected. And then we may or may not have had another bottle.

 

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Strawberry Rose Mimosa(makes 6 drinks)

  • 1 qt. strawberries (you can use frozen ones, no problem)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp- 1 tbsp Rosewater
  • 1 bottle bubbly (Cava, Brut, Champagne, take your pick!)

In a small saucepan bring the sugar to a boil with 1/4 cup water. Mix until all the sugar has dissolved.

Using a food processor, puree your strawberries. Add in the sugar-water mixture.

Mix in the rosewater bit by bit. Some rosewater’s are much stronger than others, and too much can make your drink taste like a bottle of perfume. So be sparing and go slow!

Pour an ounce and a half of this fruity concoction into the bottom of your glasses and top up with the bubbles.

Drink and be merry!

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