Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

I know, I’ve been teasing you with this recipe for a bit. But, good news, it’s finally here! What could be more perfect for Summer brunches than refreshing watermelon? Oh, I know! Combining it with hibiscus (jamaica) tea, orange juice, and of course, champagne! With an equation as beautiful as this, we end up with Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas. Mmm…

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Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

I must say, if it wasn’t for Amber, from Fettle Vegan’s, bachelorette party these Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas may not have happened. That, and maybe the seemingly random meeting of fresh-brewed hibiscus tea and a boozy drink, that happened a couple of weeks ago? Either way, I’m so glad that this happened and that now you can enjoy it, too.

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

There was another force that helped these beautiful mimosas happen (for all 15 of us), and it was Lenox! As you may have read before, I have ALL of the dishes ever, and like, no glassware. Making this many drinks happen -for such a special occasion- meant getting glassware that I knew would be of great quality, durable, and classic. I really love their Tuscany Classics line, and the flutes are break-resistant, lead-free crystal! Believe, me, this was so useful when doling out drinks near the pool (not too close).

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

I’m honestly not a huge wine drinker, but the Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas paired with these gorgeous (dishwasher-safe) 😉 glasses, was amazing. Now, Amber is allergic to sulfites, which makes wine drinking nearly impossible. That’s not considering having to find a vegan sparkling wine, on top of that! (thank goodness for Barnivore, y’all) So, I made hers with Kombucha Beer, which was so good! If you want a virgin version, use sparkling water or Kombucha in place of the wine. Still, so refreshing!

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

Amber’s cousin Devin being put on the spot for the toast!

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

If you’re looking for a wonderful brunch beverage, look no further. And if you’re looking for great champagne glasses, you can find Lenox at Bed, Bath & Beyond or Macy’s! Remember, if you break a Lenox piece, you can replace it for 50% off, which is huge. Especially, to have such nice serving ware. I can’t forget to mention the stunning Tuscany Classics pierced pitcher I used for the orange juice; I’m totally using it for fresh lemonade and tea, this summer!

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

1 year: Spiked Orange Julius // 4 years: Vida Vegan Con PDX // 5 years: Black Bean Party Burgers

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks
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Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! 

Course Beverages, Booze, Cocktail
Cuisine brunch, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 Mimosas

Ingredients

For Watermelon Hibiscus Mix

  • 1/4 cup dried hibiscus flowers (jamaica)
  • 10 ounces hot water
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

For Mixing

  • 2 cups orange juice with pulp (helps with layering)
  • One 750mL bottle vegan champagne or sparkling wine I used Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Cava
  • 16 blackberries

Instructions

  1. Steep hibiscus flowers in hot water for 5-7 minutes, then drain tea and refrigerate until chilled. Add hibiscus tea and watermelon to a blender, puree until smooth.

  2. Pour watermelon mixture through cheese cloth to remove most pulp. Stir agave in, to sweeten to taste. Chill until ready to assemble mimosas.

  3. In a champagne flute, pour 3 ounces champagne/sparkling wine, then 2 ounces orange juice. Using a spoon, pour 2 ounces watermelon mixture into flute, down the inside wall. It should settle at the bottom (depending on the density of the OJ).

  4. Plop in two blackberries and serve! Repeat for remaining 7 mimosas.

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

If you’re not into Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas, what’s your dream mimosa?

Refreshing watermelon, tart hibiscus tea, OJ and champagne make for the perfect, summer brunch beverage: Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas! #vegan #allergenfriendly #brunch #drinks

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One Comment on “Watermelon Hibiscus Mimosas

  1. I recently joined the vegan ban wagon but not sure I’m doing it correctly. I feel like not soon after I eat a meal I need to eat again because I feel week and shaky. I thought I would feel fuller longer with all the fiber. Do you know how many grams of carbs and proteins I should be eating daily. And how do I know I’m getting enough. Thanks

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