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This red Halloween mimosa is a simple Halloween cocktail to serve guests at a spooky themed party. It’s easy to make with a homemade mixed berry simple syrup and Champagne or Prosecco.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Great for Halloween Parties — This blood red mimosa is the perfect welcome drink to serve as guests arrive to your Halloween-themed party.
- Simple — It is easy to make a large batch of these cocktails in just a few minutes.
- Customizable — This recipe uses a mixed berry simple syrup, but it works with a bunch of different types of syrup so you can customize both the flavor of the drink and the color.
Ingredients & Substitutions
- Prosecco: Classic mimosas are made with champagne, but really this drink recipe works with any type of bubbly. Prosecco, Cava and sparkling white wine all work just as well and are much more affordable. For best results, try to choose one that is labelled “dry” or “brut”.
- Frozen berries: A mix of berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries gives the syrup a fruity taste as well as a nice, dark red color. However, you can use any combination of mixed berries, or just use your favorite berry.
- Sugar & Water: Sugar and water are used to make the berry simple syrup. For this recipe, granulated sugar, rather than brown sugar, works best.
How To Make A Halloween Mimosa
Step 1: Heat the berries, sugar and water on a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally, and mash the berries as they warm up. Once the sugar dissolves (5 to 8 minutes), strain out the berries and let the syrup cool.
Step 2: Add a couple tablespoons of syrup to each champagne flute and top with champagne or prosecco.
- Use Halloween decorations. To add to the Halloween theme, serve these mimosas with some type of spooky decorations. Try fake edible blood around the edge of the glass, or serve among fake eyeballs and spider webs.
- Serve the syrup in syringes. Another great serving idea is to draw up the simple syrup in some syringes and allow guests to make their own mimosa by adding the syringe full of syrup into a flute of champagne.
- Try another flavor of syrup. For another flavor and color, replace the mixed berry syrup with another type of simple syrup, such as this strawberry simple syrup, this raspberry drink syrup, this blueberry simple syrup or this blackberry simple syrup.
- Be flexible with the quantities. You don’t have to measure out the exact proportion of simple syrup to champagne for each cocktail. Make the syrup as instructed, but you can eyeball the proportions for the actual mimosa.
This recipe will make about 5 to 6 mimosas per 750ml bottle of champagne or prosecco.
For a green mimosa, use a combination of orange juice and blue curaçao syrup instead of the mixed berry syrup.
You can make the berry syrup in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge. But only open the Prosecco when you are ready to serve the cocktails, otherwise it will go flat.