Christmas Brunch Mimosas

Well, here we are, the day after Christmas. This weekend was extra, super, crazy. Christmas with a toddler is probably one of the most fun things I’ve gotten to experience as a parent thus far. That being said, she’s the only grandchild on both sides of our family, so she gets ridiculously spoiled. My living room currently looks as if a toy store threw up in it, and it’s still been fun. Watching the magic of Christmas morning unfold in the eyes of my daughter was absolutely amazing. Now, saying all of that good stuff, let’s get to the crazy, we had to go to 3 Christmas family events on Christmas Eve, then, Christmas morning we had our Christmas at our house with all the grandparents and close family, and Christmas evening we went to Mamaw and Papaws for dinner. You heard me say all the grandparents at our house….. yep, let that sink in. Christmas Day and everyone comes to your house, about 15 people total… which is a lot to deal with when you have a toddler tornado in the midst of it all. So, now that you know about all the entertaining we did, let me tell you how to deal with it all, all the relatives, all the drama of family gatherings, all of it. Two words, Christmas Mimosas, yep, they’re the BEST way to cope with those family members. I do have a disclaimer though, this is one of those drinks that could very easily sneak up on you, so, drink it responsibly… or don’t, depending on just how crazy your family is. I don’t want any of y’all to think that my family is that bad, because they aren’t. Holidays are just stressful in general, and alcohol can make it better sometimes. This one is pretty and it tastes amazing. Ready? Here goes!

Christmas Mimosas

Author: Hannah Young

Ingredients

1. 1/2 cup gin

2. 2 bottles of champagne

3. Green Grapes

4. 2-4 Granny Smith Apples

5. Cranberries, I used frozen ones

6. Cran-Grape Juice

Instructions

1. Wash and cut up Grapes and apples, cut the grapes in half, cut the apples in small, bite size pieces, rinse the cranberries

2. In a container with a lid, mix 2/3 of the cran-grape juice with the fruit

3. Add gin and stir

4. The fruit needs to soak for a minimum of 24 hours, I soaked mine for a week

5. When you’re ready to serve, pour the fruit mixture in a decanter, add the remaining cran-grape juice, and the chilled champagne

6. Serve with some of the soaked fruit on top

Notes

The best part of all this is the fruit, make sure you serve the glasses with some of the fruit on top, it makes for a great presentation! You can alter the recipe with any fruit really I just like the ones listed the best. Gin is used in this recipe because of its sweetness

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