Why put together just the perfect holiday party, when you can have the perfect holiday BRUNCH party featuring your favorite bubbly treat.
The best part…mimosas are super easy to make. What could be easier than a drink that is pretty much just champagne and juice?
This recipe is super easy and will allow you to show off your newfound mixologist skills. Liven up your traditional classic champagne and orange juice combo with these incredibly delicious, impressive, and 5-star brunch worthy Blueberry Lavender Mimosas!
Ingredients for Blueberry Lavender Mimosas
This recipe calls for two basic parts: a bottle of champagne and Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup. Let’s start with the champagne. As this is a healthy gluten free cocktails and party recipes blog, the best way to accomplish this is to choose a lower sugar champagne (this is also preferable for flavor as the simple syrup will be sweet enough).
The lowest sugar options for your bottle of champagne are extra brut or brut nature (any brand will do). If you’re like me and want to get it at the closest & cheapest place, grab a bottle of brut from Walmart. This was the lowest sugar option they had (fyi – extra dry is actually sweeter than brut).
The second part to your mimosa is the Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup. This requires: frozen (thawed) or fresh blueberries, water, organic sugar or honey, lavender, and lemon juice.
Where to Buy Lavender
Lavender is the only ingredient in this recipe that you may not be able to grab at your local grocer. This can be found at a wellness or specialty good store. You can use fresh lavender if you prefer. However, I found culinary dried lavender off Amazon Prime to be the simplest option.
How to Make Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup
The Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup is made like any classic simple syrup. Blueberries, water, and honey can be added in a small saucepan. This is cooked (stirred continually) until the sugar/honey dissolves.
To get the maximum amount of flavor out of your berries, use a wood spoon or potato masher to smush the blueberries as they cook.
Once the sugar/honey has dissolved, turn the heat up to medium and stir often to thicken. This process will take about 15 minutes. Once the syrup is thickened, remove the pan from the heat. Mix in the lavender and allow it to steep for 20 minutes.
Strain to remove the flowers and blueberries. Whisk lemon juice into the syrup and allow it to cool. (See recipe card below for assembly of the mimosas).
Healthy brunch recipes your thing? For other healthy mimosas, healthier cocktails, and healthy and gluten free brunch ideas, make sure to check out my healthy brunch ideas! I’m so sick of the traditional holiday dinner foods and can’t wait to help bring the joy of the holidays to your family & friends brunch table too!
Blueberry Lavender Mimosas
(Blueberry Lavender Simple Syrup)
- Mix blueberries, water, and honey in a small saucepan, over low, until sugar/honey dissolves. Use a wood spoon or potato masher to smush the blueberries as they cook. Turn heat up to medium and stir often until thick, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Mix in lavender and allow it to steep, covered, for 20 minutes. Strain.
- Whisk lemon juice into syrup.
(Blueberry Lavender Mimosas)
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of simple syrup to each mimosa glass (depending how sweet you like your mimosa).
- Fill to the brim with champagne.
- Store the remaining simple syrup in an airtight container, in the fridge, until ready to use (will last about a week). Or grab a second bottle of champagne and make three more mimosas!