I love brunch anytime of the year but a Spring brunch is my favorite. There is nothing better than gathering your friends and family together to celebrate the season of warmer weather and the rebirth of nature. Brunch is the best of both worlds, you can create a menu of your favorite sweet and savory foods and then top it off with cocktails.
One of my favorite cocktails to serve is Mimosas. Traditionally they are made with orange juice, but now there are so many wonderful combinations to choose from. Some of my favorite juices to use are Pomegranate, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Peach, Pineapple and my new favorite – Carrot Juice. Don’t make a face, because I know you are. Trust me, it’s delicious! Whenever I make a Mimosa I always add some sort sparking water, normally lemon, orange or whatever will compliment the drink. This Easter the signature drink will be a Fizzy Bunny Mimosa. You can make it a virgin for the little ones buy leaving out the champagne and adding more juice and sparking water. Fizzy Bunny Easter Mimosa
1 Bottle Dry Champagne
1/2 cup 100% Carrot Juice
8oz orange sparking water
Juice of 4 mandarin oranges plus 5 wedges or you can add 2 drops of orange essential oil instead of the orange juice. If you have the essential oil it really gives the mimosa a perfect POP of flavor.
Finely shredded coconut for the rim of glasses
1. In a large measuring cup add carrot juice, sparking water and juice of 4 mandarin oranges
2. Take 4 champagne glasses and rub the rims with a wedge of orange then place upside down into the coconut
3. Fill each glass half full with champagne
4. Pour the juice mixture in each glass
5. Garish with orange wedges That’s it, pretty easy I’d say.
Now if you are looking for other fun Easter ideas for your next Spring gathering this is the place to find them. My friend Colleen, from the recipe blog Souffle Bombay, gathered a 17 of her fellow Philly Social Media Bloggers to once again share ideas for celebrating Easter!
That’s right it’s time once again for #AllThingsEaster! From a Fizzy Bunny Mimosa to Strawberry Lemon Cake, Sweet & Savory Pies, Fun Treats for Kids and even 10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas, we’ve got you covered with eats, treats and ideas to celebrate! For even more ideas check out our collective post from last year that had 25 fabulous ideas for Easter breakfast, dinner, dessert, cocktails and even something unique to do with leftover Easter eggs. Plus Easter basket ideas, Easter fun & printables!
If you love Pinterest as much as we do…check out our popular All Things Easter Pinterest Board…follow along! Whether you celebrate Easter, Spring or just a sunny day in general, we hope your day is filled with good times, good friends, good food and memories in the making! Fun Easter Treats
Coconut Macaroon Egg Nests from The Farm Girl Gabs
Egg Shaped Marshmallow Krispie Treats from Souffle Bombay
Sunflower Butter Chocolate Easter Eggs from Courtney’s Sweets
Peeps S’mores from Can’t Google Everything
Easter Bunny Chow from Girl Gone Mom
Italian Easter Bread from A Grande Life
Delicious Easter Desserts
Strawberry Lemon Cake from A Turtles Life For Me
Carrot Poke Cake from It Is A Keeper
Italian Easter Pies: One sweet, one savory from Teaspoon of Spice
Gluten Free Carrot Cake with Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting from Mamma Lew
White Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll with Homemade Fudge Drizzle from We’re Parents!?
Fizzy Bunny Mimosa from O’ Boy Organic
Deviled Eggs & Ham Breakfast Sandwich from The Good Mama
Fun for Kids
10 Brain Boosting Egg Hunt Ideas (Without the Candy) from Mommy University
Tie Dyed Easter Eggs from 4 Hats And Frugal