This strawberry mimosas recipe is a delicious, summery twist on the classic Mimosa. Made with fresh or frozen strawberries and champagne or sparkling wine, it’s perfect for a special occasion brunch or any time you want a light and tasty cocktail.
This strawberry mimosa recipe is my go-to cocktail when I’m having a brunch that needs something special. Mother’s Day, Easter and bridal or baby showers are all included on that list.
Made from either frozen or fresh strawberries, it’s a light and refreshing drink which also looks pretty.
And who doesn’t love strawberries?
Paired with champagne (or sparkling wine), they’re the perfect combination for a delicious cocktail.
While some recipes mix strawberries and orange juice to make their mimosas, this one uses only fresh strawberry juice so you can really taste the flavor.
And you can make it as a small batch for a couple of people or a big batch if you’re entertaining a crowd.
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This recipe makes enough for 3 6-ounce glasses.
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- Fruit: 1 pint of fresh or 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries. If you are using fresh strawberries, make sure they have a strong strawberry taste to them. Otherwise you are better off using frozen ones (they tend to be sweeter). In either case, you may want to get a few fresh ones to use as garnish.
- Alcohol: 1 750 mL bottle of sparkling wine – Although Mimosas traditionally call for champagne, any sparkling wine you like will work. I use Prosecco.
- Sweetener: 1 Tablespoon of sugar
- blender or food processor
- fine mesh strainer
- bowl with a spout or a wide-mouthed pitcher
How to make strawberry mimosas
Before we start, there’s a couple of important things to remember about Mimosas:
- Mimosas taste best when served cold
- Ice waters them down, so they shouldn’t be served with it.
Because of that, try to make the strawberry juice at least a couple of hours ahead of time so you can put it in the refrigerator to chill.
(And make sure your sparkling wine is cold, too.)
For all of my tips on making the best mimosas, read my classic Mimosa recipe.
Make the strawberry juice
Pour 1 cup of sparkling wine into a blender or food processer.
Add 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1½ cups of whole strawberries.
If you are using frozen strawberries, measure them while they are still frozen, then thaw a little bit in the microwave before adding to the blender. (They don’t need to be totally thawed, but enough that they will blend without leaving chunks).
Blend until smooth.
Put a sieve over a bowl or wide-mouthed pitcher.
Pour the strawberry mixture into the sieve.
Use a spoon to scrape the strawberry puree back and forth over the bottom of the sieve so that all of the juice strains through into the bowl, leaving the strawberry pulp and seeds behind.
You can store it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to a day.
To serve these mimosas, fill a champagne glass half way up with sparkling wine.
Then pour a little of the strawberry juice into the glass. The sparkling wine will fizz up a lot (and can overflow) so make sure you only add a little bit.
Once the initial fizz has died down, you should be able to fill up the rest of the glass with strawberry juice without any issues.
I don’t recommend filling the glasses the other way (putting the juice in first and then the sparkling wine). Because the strawberry juice is heavier than the sparkling wine, the two don’t end up mixing very well when you do it this way. So I don’t think it tastes (or looks) as good.
Don’t stir the Mimosas since that causes the champagne (or sparkling wine) to lose more of its bubbles.
I like to garnish the glass with a slice of strawberry.
To cut the strawberries:
- Remove the stems.
- Then cut them lengthwise into 1/4 inch wide slices.
- Cut a slit in the top of each of the slices (that’s the wide part of the strawberry).
- Slide them onto the rim of the glass where the slit is. It will keep the berry from falling off.
Big batch strawberry mimosa recipe
If you’re making this strawberry mimosa recipe for a crowd, you’ll want to make a big batch of them ahead of time.
I usually make the strawberry juice the day before, and store it in the refrigerator until I’m ready to serve.
This will make approximately 16 5-ounce glasses.
The size of champagne flutes varies a lot so check how big yours are to make sure you have enough servings.
To make a big batch of strawberry Mimosas, you’ll need:
- 2 750 mL bottles of sparkling wine
- 4 1/2 cups of strawberries
- 3 Tablespoons of sugar
How To Make A Big Batch
Combine 1 bottle (or 3 cups) of the sparkling wine with the strawberries and sugar in the blender.
Then follow the same instructions as above for making the juice (depending on the size of your sieve, you may need to strain it in batches).
I like to put the strawberry juice in a pitcher. Then pour it and the sparkling wine into the glasses as I’m serving. (Rather than mixing them together ahead of time).
That prevents the sparkling wine from going flat too fast.
You can also put the pitcher of juice out on a drink buffet with a bottle of the sparkling wine and some champagne flutes. Then let people serve themselves.
This way everyone gets to decide how much (or how little) sparkling wine they want in their Mimosa.
(If you do this, just be prepared that there will be overflows!)
Having said all that, if you are planning to serve the strawberry Mimosas right away, you can pre-mix them if you want to.
To do this, pour a 750 mL bottle of sparkling wine into a large pitcher, followed by the strawberry juice.
To keep as much fizz as possible, don’t stir. And put it together as close to serving time as possible.
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Strawberry Mimosas Recipe
- blender or food processor
- bowl or large-mouthed pitcher
- champagne flutes
- 1 750 mL bottle sparkling wine divided, with some left over
- 1½ cups whole fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- If you are using frozen strawberries, thaw them in the microwave.
- Add 1 cup of sparkling wine, 1½ cups of strawberries and 1 Tablespoon of sugar to a blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth
- Strain the strawberry juice through a sieve into a bowl or large-mouthed pitcher
- Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve
- Fill each glass halfway with sparkling wine.
- Add enough strawberry juice to fill the rest of the way.
- Garnish with a strawberry slice if desired.
- If you are using fresh strawberries, make sure they have a strong strawberry flavor to them. Otherwise, you are better off using frozen strawberries.
- If you are using frozen strawberries, measure them out frozen. Then put them in the microwave to thaw a little. This will make them easier to blend without leaving chunks.
- Strawberry juice can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day.
- For the best Mimosas, both the strawberry juice and the sparkling wine should be chilled before serving. Do NOT add ice.
- To make sure that the strawberry juice and sparkling wine mix well, pour the champagne in first before adding the juice.
- You will need 2 750 mL bottles of sparkling wine, 4½ cups of strawberries and 3 Tablespoons sugar.
- Add 1 bottle of sparkling wine, strawberries and sugar to a blender or food processor. Then follow the rest of the instructions as directed.
- Use the second bottle of sparkling wine for serving.
- To serve a big batch of mimosas, store the strawberry juice in a pitcher and mix with sparkling wine just before serving. This will prevent it from losing too many bubbles.
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This post was originally published on May 23, 2020 but was updated with new content on November 29, 2022.