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Mimosa Recipes That Will Make You Swoon

Great Estates Okanagan recipe for pomosa pomegranate mimosa

Taking Sparkling Brunch Cocktails Up a Notch

What could be better than sleeping in on a weekend and then enjoying brunch with a refreshing Mimosa? There’s something perfect about the combination of fresh juice and sparkling wine that makes that mid-morning meal feel like a luxury.

Did you know that the Mimosa has been around since the 1920’s?

The creation of the Mimosa is most commonly attributed to a Parisien bartender named Frank Meier. He started pouring them for guests at the Ritz in Paris around 1925. Some say he may have gotten his inspiration for the fresh and lively cocktail from a bartender in London.

A few years before the Mimosa made its debut at the Ritz, a bartender named Pat McGarry was slinging a morning cocktail called a Buck’s Fizz at the famous London Buck’s Club.

While both cocktails are a mixture of fresh orange juice and sparkling wine, there is a slight difference. The Mimosa is a 2 parts orange juice to 1 part wine while Buck’s Fizz is the opposite - an eye-opening 2 parts sparkling to 1 part orange juice.

Despite being the first, it would seem that Buck’s Fizz lost out to the Mimosa in the popularity contest. These days, we usually refer to any combination of juice and sparkling as a Mimosa. Perhaps it sounds just a bit more sophisticated. Sorry, Buck.

The Mimosa has come a long way since the roaring 20’s. And, it’s not just the juice to sparkling wine ratio that’s changing. We love to get creative and play around with fresh combinations of Mimosa cocktails.

Here are three that are sure to liven up your next brunch.

Okanagan Mimosa

This is the quintessential Valley Mimosa - vineyards and orchards in a glass.

½ part fresh apple juice

½ part fresh pear juice

1 part Jackson-Triggs Reserve Series Methode Classique Brut

Rim flute with cinnamon sugar. (optional)
Pour chilled juices into the flute and gently stir.
Top with chilled Jackson-Triggs Reserve Series Methode Classique Brut.

Pomosa

This cheery, light red mimosa is perfect for the sunrise you missed while you were sleeping in.

1 part pomegranate juice

1 part Steller’s Jay Sparkling Gewurztraminer

¼  part Okanagan Spirits Raspberry Liqueur

Pour chilled juice and liqueur into a coupe glass and stir.
Top with the chilled Steller’s Jay Sparkling Gewurztraminer.
Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

Deep Dark Fizz

This one follows the ratio of a Buck’s Fizz but with a dark side. Who says you can’t have sparkling red wine for brunch?

1 part tart cherry juice

2 parts Steller’s Jay Sparkling Shiraz

Pour chilled tart cherry juice into a flute.
Top with Steller's Jay Sparkling Shiraz.
Garnish with a lime twist or a dark cherry.

Any of these Mimosas are sure to make your next brunch a big hit but they’re so tasty, why limit them to the morning? We’re picturing afternoon patios, sunsets, and late night celebrations - so many potential Mimosa moments!

 




 

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May 15, 2018 | Great Estates Okanagan

Aromatherapy Event at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery

developing your nose at a wine smelling event

Does your nose know wine? 

Develop your sense of smell while having fun!

Attempt to identify selected aromas which are the key elements of wine.  This interactive experience includes a mystery wine game and ultimately guides guests to develop a personal sensory memory to help recognize aromas.

Enjoy 4 estate grown wines in our private vineyard room, followed by a delicious charcuterie platter.

This is a great event to do with friends or on your own to develop a deeper understanding of the nuances of wine tasting. 

Join us at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery from 2 pm - 4 pm.  It's $45 (plus tax) per person. Select your date and book now. 

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Mother's Day Bunch at See Ya Later Ranch

see ya later ranch patio salad

Treat Mom to Delicious Food, Great Wine, and Breathtaking Views

This Mother's Day, See Ya Later Ranch is hosting a brunch that's sure to make Mom happy. Chef Ben has crafted a special menu featuring classic eggs benny, salads, nibbles, and heartier plates like the mouth-watering braised beef sandwich. 

But, we know that brunch is all about the refreshments! Enjoy a perfectly paired glass of SYL wine with your meal or celebrate Mom with a mimosa or sparkling cocktail. 

The SYL brunch is served on the gorgeous patio where you can relax, take in the amazing view and enjoy your day with Mom. 

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In the Cellar Series - Spring Wine and Food Pairing Lunch - Nk'Mip Cellars

 

nkmip cellars spring wine and food pairing event

Join us for an amazing afternoon of food and wine tasting in Osoyoos, BC

Discover the legacy of our land in a progressive wine and food experience, celebrating our spring releases.

On May 12th, we invite you to enjoy a guided tour and five-course lunch set in several stations throughout the winery. You'll get a glimpse behind the scenes as we make our way through the winery and cellar. We'll stop to discuss the wine, taste it and indulge in perfect pairings prepared by our chef. 

Plus, you'll be one of the first to experience our new spring releases. 

RESERVE TODAY - SPACE IS LIMITED

 

Wine tasting in the NkMip cellar in Osoyoos

Nk'Mip Cellars' Spring Food & Wine Pairing Lunch - In the Cellar Series

Saturday, May 12th, 2018

12:30 pm

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