A mimosa can be a great way to start the day. Any day really. But there is some nuance to getting it just right — if you are into doing it right, that is.
With such a simple recipe, it’s important that all the ingredients are of the highest quality.
A traditional mimosa is just orange juice and sparkling wine or champagne. When you can, using freshly-squeezed orange juice makes a difference.
And there’s another way to “level up” your mimosa to an even fresher and more adventurous type of ‘mosa concoction. Try substituting craft beer in place of the sparkling wine.
There are many, many directions you could go in selecting which beer style to use. Almost any beer with a strong citrus leaning or a fruit-forward flavor profile can work and will make your beermosa entirely unique.
Do you pour in that hazy IPA that tastes like orange juice? Pretty obvious win, my friend. What about a witbier or Hefeweizen? Of course!
But what about a sour beer? Or something truly and exceedingly fruity?
Fruit beers of all kinds will add a refreshing and unique fruit profile as can a Gose, a Berliner Weisse, or almost any fruited sour you can get your hands on.
From our own experimentation, we can highly recommend trying this with our hazy IPA series Flocculation of Seagulls, our Belgian Slice, our mango peach tripel MP3 (don’t hate until you try it), or our fruited sours like Max Cherry and Passion in the Streets.
All are tasty, and every single one gives the beermosa a different spin.
Take some time to decide how ‘mosa you want to ‘mosa. Once you select the beer style you want to try, you’re halfway there.
The other half is the juice. Orange juice is easy, but we’d suggest trying other fruit juices like cranberry, pineapple, or mango in place of or mixed with the OG OJ.
Depending on the beer, you do not need a great deal of fruit or juice so you can also consider some cut fruit to bring a little freshness to the drink and to emphasize certain flavors in your craft beer of choice. Have fun with it.
Here’s the recipe to make the best beermosa. This recipe will make one. Multiply if you have friends.
What you need
- 12oz or 16oz of the craft beer of your choice
- 4oz of orange juice, fruit juice of choice, or cut pieces of fruit
How to make it
- Add your orange juice or other fruit juice into a champagne glass. Alternatively, if you’ve opted to go the cut fruit route, add your fruit to the glass and crush or press slightly to juice.
- Pour over your craft beer of choice (watch those bubbles) until the glass is full.
- Prepare to be amazed and enjoy!
Give this beer cocktail a try and let us know what beer style you chose.