Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe

Mothers Day Mimosa Granita CocktailHere’s what I want for Mother’s Day . . .

Number one is a given — to be with my mom and my boys.  Second is a perfect cup of coffee (also a given if you know me well), and third is brunch around 11 AM — which will include of the most delectable foods ever.  And as I arrive (rather, as my guests arrive), I’ll be handed a Mimosa.  Not just any Mimosa, though.

Mothers Day Mimosa Granita CocktailThis beautiful cocktail is essentially a classically made orange granita, with a touch of vodka, that’s rested to just the right consistency.  Simple, vibrant and delightfully refreshing.

And honey, in case you’ve tuned in, I’d also love a trip to a spa and a super clean house.

Mother’s Day Mimosa Granita Cocktail Recipe
Prep time
Total time
Please note that 1 hour, 30 minutes of the prep time, is freezing time.
Serves: Serves 4 to 6
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 6 Naval oranges)
  • ½ to ¾ cup vodka (or the amount you desire, depending on the strength you want)
  • About 6 thin orange and strawberry slices for garnish
  1. Add the water and sugar to a small saucepan, place it over medium heat and cook just long enough to dissolve the sugar, about 1 minutes. Let it cool to room temperature.
  2. Add the orange juice and vodka. Stir to blend.
  3. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish, cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer until the edges are frozen, about 30 minutes. Scrape the ice from the edges with a fork, mixing it into the center. Repeat this scraping and mixing process every 20 minutes or so, until it has turned into tiny ice flakes. (Don't stir as you would a batter -- you should almost be "chopping" as you move the ice around.) Keep this in the freezer until you're ready to use it.
  4. Fill 4 to 6 glasses with the granita and let it defrost slightly, so that it's slushy, about 5 minutes.
  5. Cut slits in the orange and strawberry slices, garnish the glasses with them and serve!
Of course this can also be made sans vodka -- a delicious orange slushy!
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  1. says

    I’m in Florida visiting my dad (for mother’s day!). My mom passed away quite a long time ago. But I’m in charge of a mother’s day meal while I’m here. I do have other moms in my family and I think I’ll give this a go. GREG

    • valentina says

      I’m going to take is a a big compliment that you, the cocktail cookbook author, might try this. Thank you and I can only hope it lives up to your standards. I hope you have a nice Mother’s day with all the moms in your family. xoxo

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