Wednesday, May 7, 2014

#Brunchweek Blackberry Mimosas

 Welcome to the second annual brunch week hosted by Terri of Love and Confections and Susan of The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen!  Join us May 5th through 11th while we celebrate the deliciousness of brunch and to prepare for Mother's Day and summer brunching season.  We have 32 bloggers bringing you their best brunch game, from cocktails to eggs benedict to donuts, there is something for everything this week.  Our amazing sponsors have donated some great prizes for a gigantic giveaway, please visit them all for more information. Please note that I have received promotional products to help with the Brunch Week festivities, but no paid compensation has occurred and opinions are all my own!

So... I have a confession.

I'm not a big "Breakfast Foods Person." I KNOW, RIGHT? I live in the mecca of Breakfast Tacos, I'm all in for this awesome Brunch Week event, and I'm "not really a breakfast foods person"?? BLASPHEMY!

In my college days, I learned the hard truth that brunch foods are the perfect hangover cure. Maybe it was the sickly feeling being associated with eggs and pancakes that fueled this, who knows. I just know that these days I'm the gal that will quietly ask the server "is the lunch menu available today, too?" and ask to sub homefries for french fries. 

HOWEVER, I will take that complimentary mimosa. Or four. After all, Brunch is the perfect excuse to day drink LIKE AN ADULT. So I do. I'll go out with friends, get the lunch-iest brunch item they have, and indulge in my mimosas.

One of my current favorite drinks is champagne and Chambord, so I decided to try and create a mimosa based on these flavors. The result is pretty damn classy, if I do say so myself. Enjoy this with brunch, or lunch, or by the pool, or with dinner, I won't judge.

Before getting to my recipe, check out what else is on the table today!

Brunch Beverages:
Raspberry-Mango Batido from Foxes Love Lemons
Blackberry Mimosas from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine

Brunch Egg Dishes:
Spinach Bell Pepper Frittata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Corn Souffle from Hungry Couple
Croque Madame Muffins from Cooking in Stilettos
Fajita Vegetable Quesadillas with Eggs and Avocado Hollandaise from Sarcastic Cooking
Bacon, Cheddar, Zucchini Quiche from The Kitchen Prep

Brunch Breads and Grains:
Blueberry Cornmeal Waffles from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Busy Bee's Granola from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Chocolate Dipped Banana Hazelnut Pancake Kebabs from Food Faith Fitness
Springtime Sweet Rolls from Eat Your Heart Out
10 Minute English Muffin Cream Cheese Danish from Neighborfood
Lemon Poppyseed Scones from Real Housemoms
Apple Croissants from Hip Foodie Mom
Vanilla Chai Quick Bread from Savvy Eats
Fig and Oatmeal Breakfast Bar from My Catholic Kitchen
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from Jen's Favorite Cookies

Brunch Fruits, Vegetables, Sides: 
Roasted Beet Salad with Pistachios and Blue Cheese from Healthy. Delicious.
Caramelized Onion, Apple and Gruyere Bites from Take a Bite out of Boca
Savory Truffles from Jane's Adventures in Dinner

Brunch Desserts: 
Orange Marmalade Pound Cake from Love and Confections
Hazelnut-Blackberry Cottage Pudding from The Vintage Cook
Orange Surprise Inside Pound Cake from Chelsea's Messy Apron
Strawberry Hazelnut Crumble with Coconut Whipped Cream from The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Corn Fritter Shortcakes with Maple Whipped Cream from The Spiffy Cookie

Blackberry Mimosas
(Serves 2)

  • 6 blackberries
  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1 cup grapefruit juice
  • Champagne

In a stemless wine glass, muddle together 3 blackberries and .5 oz of the Chambord per glass (preferably with the OXO muddler!). Pour grapefruit juice over the mixture, then top with champagne. Repeat as necessary for a boozy brunch.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. My hubby is OBSESSED with Mimosas and blackberries! He is gonna go crazy for these! Pinned! :)

  2. What a stunning cocktail! The blackberries in the market have been gorgeous!!! Perfect for Mother's Day :)

  3. Fab! Any chance to have an early cocktail is aces in my books.

  4. Oooo, this will some mamas happy on Mother's Day! :)

  5. I love the look of these! Chambord is such a yummy addition to drinks. I love a Chambord margarita. This looks like a perfect boozy bunch treat. :)

  6. Blackberry Mimosas sound heavenly. I'm hosting mothers day brunch and this may make it onto the menu :)

  7. I already love mimosas and the idea of a blackberry version sounds great!

  8. Oh, pure deliciousness! Cheers. I will try this soon.

  9. I sure could go for a glass of that right now. I love Mimosas. I love the color the blackberries made it.

  10. I love chambord too!! This is my kinda mimosa!

  11. Brunch cocktails are ALWAYS a good idea!!


  12. Oh man, I adore brunch, especially when it comes with tasty cocktails. These look delicious!