When it comes to brunch, the Bloody Mary often gets all the glory. Granted, the savory cocktail is delicious and super easy to personalize (no matter how crazy your inner desires), but sometimes you just don’t want a glass of salty, spiked tomato juice with your pancakes. Wouldn’t it be nice if the equally classic Mimosa got the Bloody Mary treatment for a change (sans the full roast chicken garnish)?
Luckily, many bartenders around the country feel the same way about the humble Mimosa, and they’re taking another look at the orange juice-and-Champers standby. Here, three fruity, boozy and spiced twists on the often overlooked brunch stalwart that will go with everything from pastries to quiche.