The Melon Mimosa is basically – you guessed it – a Mimosa with Midori instead of orange juice. That means there are no mixers in this one. It’s all straight alcohol.
The combination of melon and champagne flavors works well, particularly with a dry type of champagne. The Midori provides plenty of sweetness on its own, so a nice Prosecco or brut is just perfect. There’s no need to spend a lot on your champagne, either.
The mellow honeydew flavor of the Midori is brightened by the sharper notes in the champagne. The bubbles make the texture more interesting too. Midori always seems like a slightly heavy feeling liqueur to me, but this drink feels light.
Melon Mimosa Cocktail Recipe
- 2 ounces Midori
- 4 ounces chilled champagne
Pour together in a champagne flute.