Mimosa Mocktails and A Real Cocktail Party

It's always sunny in Little Rock

It’s always sunny in Little Rock

A mocktail might seem dangerously untrue to our roots so let us assure you no one on the Rufus team is expecting, particularly not Rufus. But let’s say you have to host a baby shower (if there’s anyway to get out of that, definitely do so) or you’re out of bubbly and live somewhere you can’t restock on Sunday (you should probably move, oh wait). This recipe will be right up your alley.

Mimosa Mocktails

  • 12 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 12 ounces sparkling water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp orange flower water

Heat the honey in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Whisk it and the orange flower water into the orange juice. Divide mix between four champagne flutes. Top with sparkling water.

LADIES, LADIES, LADIES (and gents): Once again this week, we’re teaming up with Donna and Chad at The Slow Roasted Italian to host the Ladies Night Cocktail linkup party. Please share your favorite bites and drinks. The rules are below.

But wait, drum roll please. We must pick our favorite link from last week. With all the fun takes on margaritas and so much bacon, avocado and other tasty stuff in the mix, this was tough. But we’re going with a recipe that made us want to make one instantly. That would be Barefeet in the Kitchen’s St. Germain Dillinger, which Greg is insisting on making as I write this. (If you’re featured here or over at The Slow Roasted Italian feel free to grab the featured on button below.)

The Slow Roasted Italian
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Here are the Link Party rules:
1. Link up to 3 appetizers and/or cocktails
2. Link back to the Ladies Night Cocktail Party or Grab a Button (code below)
3. Link directly to the post
4. Party will go on through Sunday evening (submissions end Sunday at 11:59pm Arizona time)

The Slow Roasted Italian
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Don’t forget to check out the links and post your own!

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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10 Responses to Mimosa Mocktails and A Real Cocktail Party

  1. I love this…great for serving to Small People at brunch. Makes them feel very grown up!

  2. Mary says:

    Awe, thanks for the feature, Greg and Katherine! I hope you liked the drink. Your mocktails are so pretty. I like the idea of having an alternative for the mom-to-be at a shower. (of course, I like the idea of getting out of hosting the shower even better! ha) Have a great weekend!

  3. Very funny, very delicious sounding!

  4. That’s so funny! My first thought when I saw the title was that someone was expecting! We drink oj and sparkling a lot here when not drinking wine or real cocktails, kind of like an Orangina. But I love your addition of the orange flower water especially!

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Your mocktails sound delicious. All they need is a shot of vodka. (I don’t live in a dry county and if anyone in my group is expecting, that baby shower had best be held in church, as would be appropriate for a miracle birth.)

  6. Lauren says:

    I love this idea! Never know when it might come in handy…

  7. Now that’s a fun mocktail! Though I love the original boozy version all the same.

  8. egg me on says:

    Nice drink. Great caption. :)

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