"If more of us valued food and cheer and song over hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - J.R.R. Tolkien
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Squid Mixes: Mimosa
As has been our family custom in late August, our daughter recently went to visit her grandparents in DC on her own, giving us a weekend just the two of us. We miss her but we also enjoy taking advantage of the opportunity for some quality couple time. This year, we planned a spa-at-home day: salt scrubs, foot soaks, face masks, hand massages and... mimosas!
There isn't much to a mimosa: orange juice and champagne in equal parts. I got my recipe from The New York Bartender's Guide. They were most refreshing. For me, there is always something a little weird about the initial taste of orange and grape combined, as if one or the other has gone off somehow. I guess my brain still expects to taste pure orange and it's not quite. I always get used to it, a most pleasant beverage indeed.
Care to listen to our Spotify playlist for the day?
A Perfect Love
I crowd-sourced this one via Facebook, asking my friends to offer suggestions for the perfect love song. I've gotta say, the resulting compilation is enjoyable. Please feel free to suggest additions in the comments below.
Posted by The Armchair Squid at 1:00 AM
Labels: cocktails, family adventures, food, food books, good reading, music, non-fiction books
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I would love to have a mimosa right about now!ReplyDelete
I splurged and had some orange juice this morning, wonderful !ReplyDelete
I've only had a mimosa once or twice. Generally, my response is something along the lines of, "What's the big deal?"ReplyDelete
Just a little something light and fresh with a gentle kick.Delete
I can take or leave a mimosa at most brunch tables, but when having the spa experience, it's a must. Not sure why, but it is.ReplyDelete
As brunch drinks go, I usually prefer a bloody mary. There are few things better than a good one. But a mimosa really was perfect for the spa day, not least for the fact that they're dead easy to make. Good bloody marys require fuss.Delete
Loved mimosas. How about sloe gin? It would be pretty, but taste wise, not sure.ReplyDelete
I've actually never had sloe gin. They don't even sell it in Vermont's state-controlled liquor stores. I am curious about it, though.Delete
Sloe gin and o.j. was the first mixed drink I ever had when I was a sophomore or junior in college There is also sloe gin fizz. I looked it up on wikipedia.Delete
Guess I need to pick up a bottle.Delete
I love a good mimosa, especially with fresh squeezed orange juice :)ReplyDelete
Smirnoff with lemon is the closest I've ever had to a mimosa so I'll have to try this one out for fun, cheers Armchair.ReplyDelete
That sounds nice, too.Delete
I have not tried a mimosa so I'm gong to try this now :)ReplyDelete
I don't have mimosas often- but I do like them. Refreshing!ReplyDelete
Yes, most pleasant.Delete