Strawberry, honey and lime juice mixed with sparkling wine makes the most refreshing mimosa perfect for springtime!
- 1 1/2 lb. strawberries
- juice of 1 – 2 limes (see note)
- 1 1/2 c. ice water
- 6 tbsp. (3 fl. oz.) honey
- 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
- Extra strawberry and lime pieces for garnish (optional)
1. Cut the tops off the strawberries and place in the bowl of a food processor or blender along with the lime juice, water, and honey. Pulse in 1 second increments until smooth.
2. Strain the juice through a fine mesh sieve into a large measuring cup or bowl. Use a wooden spoon to stir the liquid, scraping the pulp from the bottom of the sieve to help the juice strain. Stop when most of the liquid has drained through, there should be between 3 and 1/4 and 3 and 1/2 cups juice.
3. Chill the strawberry juice until cold (about 45 min to 1 hour), or until ready to use (up to 2 days).
4. When ready to serve, fill a champagne flute 1/2 full with chilled sparkling wine, then top with strawberry juice. Garnish with pieces of strawberry and/or lime (optional).
The amount of lime juice to add is up to your personal taste and how juicy your limes are (plus how sweet your strawberries are). I found the juice of 1 1/2 limes to be a good amount (with average limes). You can always taste the juice after you strain it and stir in more lime juice if you feel like it needs more.
Keywords: mimosa, strawberry mimosa, strawberry lime mimosa