Friday, August 16, 2013


I've had an idea knocking around in my head for a while.  A brewmosa.

A traditional mimosa is a concoction composed of one part champagne and one part orange juice with a splash of triple sec.

My idea was a mimosa kind of cocktail using an IPA instead of champagne and grapefruit juice instead of orange juice. With the obligatory splash of triple sec, of course.

I wasn't quite sure how it would come out. The bitterness of an IPA would certainly be complimented by the bitter-sweetness of grapefruit.

I just wasn't prepared for how completely wonderful, delicious and refreshing it actually turned out to be.

My brewmosa could easily replace a mimosa at any brunch or special occasion.

You can use any IPA you want, but I think this would work best with a super citrussy hopped beer. I also used juice squeezed right from a fresh grapefruit.  The juicy bits were awesome.

My brewmosa?  It's a winner!

(Makes two)

1 12-Ounce Bottle IPA
1 Ruby Red Grapefruit
1 Splash Triple Sec
2 Wine Glasses

Into each wine glass, 3 ounces of the IPA and top with fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.  Roll the grapefruit around on the counter or between the palms of your hands to loosen up the fruit and get the most juice.

Pour in the another 3 ounces and top off with a splash of triple sec.

Prepare to be amazed, sip and wow.

À la vôtre!

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