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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- Add the orange juice and vodka. Stir to blend.
- 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.
- Fill 4 to 6 glasses with the granita and let it defrost slightly, so that it's slushy, about 5 minutes.
- Cut slits in the orange and strawberry slices, garnish the glasses with them and serve!
Recipe NotesOf course this can also be made sans vodka -- a delicious orange slushy!