Cara Cara Orange and Champagne Cocktail
"citrus season is in full swing and brunch is always in style. nothing screams easy and delicious brunch drink like a mimosa. this is my fresh take that’s tart, slightly sweet + perfect for winter weekend gatherings."
-- @olivesnthyme
Recipe Intro From olivesnthyme

Recipe featured on our 2021 New Years menu! This fizzy champagne cocktail is perfect to celebrate both the new year AND citrus season! Serve this gorgeous coral colored libation and get ready to count down to midnight. 

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Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 4 drinks


  • 8 ounces freshly squeezed cara cara orange juice (sub blood orange)
  • 3 ounces cointreau (triple sec, grand mariner or simple syrup)
  • 1 bottle chilled champagne (or prosecco)
  • 4 slices thinly sliced car cara orange
  • 6 sprigs mint, divided


  • Step 1

    Gently muddle 2 sprigs mint in the bottom of a shaker. Pour in fresh juice and cointreau. Top with a few ice cubes and shake well. Strain into 4 small champagne glasses. Top with champagne, orange slices and more mint for serving. Refresh with more champagne as needed.