Blackberry-Lime Mimosa


Most mimosas start with a splash of orange juice, but this mimosa takes advantage of the tart bite of lime and blackberries, lending for a vibrant red mimosa perfect for a Christmas brunch or Valentine breakfast.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 mimosas



  • 1 cup blackberries

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 medium lime, zested and juiced

  • 1 pinch saffron


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 (750 milliliter) bottle chilled sparkling wine

  • 6 blackberries for garnish

  • 6 lime wedges


  1. Combine 1 cup blackberries, water, 1/2 cup sugar, zest and juice of 1 lime, and saffron in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool completely, about 1 hour.

  2. Pour 2 tablespoons sugar on a saucer. Dip rim of champagne glasses in lime juice and dip in sugar to create a sugar-rimmed glass.

  3. Pour 1 tablespoon syrup into each champagne glass and top with about 4 ounces sparkling wine. Garnish with a blackberry and lime wedge.

Cook's Note:

Use a dry sparkling wine for this recipe. The saffron threads are optional.

Editorial Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of blackberry syrup. The actual amount of blackberry syrup consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
0g Fat
40g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 13mg 63%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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