Blood-Orange & Pomegranate Mimosa

by Chrissy

First things, first.


The long awaited food blogger bake sale in San Diego will take place this Saturday at Great News! Discount Cookware and School.


Now that everyone is up to speed on this awesome charity fundraiser, we are so happy to announce that the event will be promoted on San Diego Channel 6 News from 9AM to 10AM on Friday, May 13. Oh, did I forget to mention that the Little Yellow Kitchen will be featured on this segment? Yep, Lauren and I are chosen to interview and feature our bake sale item during this time, along with 4 other amazing blogs, Vintage Sugarcube, Bakerita, The Recipe Girl, & Liv Life Too. We are SO nervous excited.


Please allow me to share with you a delicious drink recipe that will definitely get  you excited about the upcoming weekend! Blood-Orange & Pomegranate Mimosa. So classy, so tasty, and so worth the trek to the farmers market (or out to the backyard, in my case) for some tangy blood-oranges!


How to prepare this marvelous morning mimosa:


Send your puppy to go pick some blood oranges from the tree. Or, alternatively you could pick some up at your local farmers market. Either way, they will be juicy and delicious.


Okay, so Kona didn’t really pick those oranges, but he was definitely standing guard while I picked more. Please note: he has a water-colored kerchief around his neck, worn as his Easter Sunday best. What an angel.

Wash and slice oranges in half. Get the electric juicer out, and put it to good use.

You will want to make a full pitcher of juice, since it is so luscious.

Pop champagne. Or, sparkling wine*, in this case.

*Little Yellow Note: Sparkling wine tends to be a little sweeter, which paired well with the tangy blood-orange juice.

Pull out your finest stemwear. I suppose plastic champagne flutes would work just as well, or any old cup for that matter. No judgements on the appearance, its all about the taste :)

Fill glasses about 1/3 full of blood orange juice. Jen has a steady pour. Thanks Jen.

Add a splash or two of pure pomegranate juice. Then fill the rest with champagne or sparkling wine!

It is an art to pour champagne. I would know; I used to work as a server at a country club where wedding toasts demanded hundreds of champagne flutes to be filled. My advice to you is to pour some, then let the foam settle, and then fill the glass the rest of the way.

See, perfect! With a little frothy action on the top.

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My older sister and brother are so cool. Even though Paul called it a “girly” drink, he still adored it.

Cheers! Salute! Prost! Salud!

Blood-Orange & Pomegranate Mimosa

Print Recipe


Pomegranate juice, such as POM

Blood orange juice, freshly squeezed

Sparkling wine or champagne


Fill 1/3 of the glass with fresh squeezed (if you have it) blood-orange juice. Add in a splash or two of pomegranate juice. Top off with with the bubbly. Sip, drink, or gulp. However you enjoy it!

From the Little Yellow Kitchen,



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25 Responses to “Blood-Orange & Pomegranate Mimosa”

  1. I love mimosas and actually just drank some Cristal the other night and some friends were pouring OJ in it but with champagne that good, i drank mine as is.

    I am bummed I am not going to be doing the tv thing but am so happy for you two!! HAVE FUN!!! can’t wait to see it!

  2. Congrats on the great promo gig! Have fun with it!

    Those blood oranges look amazing, I’m always surprised at their rich color. Too bad I have to go to work today, otherwise I would love to have one of these!

  3. You are gorgeous. Love the shot of you with your siblings at the end!

    Have fun with the promo!

  4. I wish I lived a bit closer to San Diego so I can go!! I miss going there. I’ll have to make a trip in the summer. I’m about 2-3 hours away :( The Blogger event looks like fun. Do you know if there will be another on in the summer?

    I’ve yet to try a blood orange. Always reminds me of Dexter :)

  5. I love pomegranate juice and this just kicks it up a notch, sounds wonderful.


  6. Oh I’ll bet that “girly” drink went down quickly! ;-). I love how Joanna mentioned Dexter, I’m with her, the opening credits/scenes. lol. I’m heading to Florida this weekend, I think I”ll bring this recipe with me. 😉

  7. great pics as usual ladies! Love this drink idea healthy for the body and soul :)

  8. Chrissy

    ohh yea, if its the good stuff, it is criminal to add juice to it. We missed you Averie! But your treats looked good!

  9. Chrissy

    Thanks Emily! We had SO much fun! We will post the video as soon as we get our little hands on it! MMM these mimosas are so good, you’ll have to make them soon!

  10. Chrissy

    Aww thanks! We had so much fun!

  11. Chrissy

    Yes, make a trip this summer, and let us know when you are around…food and fun awaits! If all goes well with the Bake sale (which I’m sure it will) maybe we could make it seasonal!

  12. Chrissy

    Thanks, Brenda! They were wonderful! Much, much better than the ordinary OJ mimosa, for sure!

  13. Chrissy

    Bingo! My brother had no objections to seconds or thirds… Let me know how much you love them in Florida!

  14. Chrissy

    Thanks, Britt! Agreed, a good mimosa is a great pick-me-up!

  15. Chrissy, I just found your blog! Love it. And this mimosa looks so good!

  16. These mimiosas look fantastic! I would love one right now. :) Just stumbled upon your blog, like Dana, and am really loving it!

  17. Lucky you! I wish I could be in San Diego now… 😛

  18. I love blood oranges, especially when they’re involved in cocktails! This sounds fab :)

  19. Chrissy

    Thanks for stopping by, Dana! I am glad you stumbled upon us, because now we know another Californian food blogger! Yay!

  20. Chrissy

    Well, since I can’t send you a mimosa, I would LOVE to drink one for you! Is that alright?! :) Thanks for saying hi! We look forward to hearing from you again soon. PS. LOVE your blog, that Margarita cupcake looks heavenly.

  21. Chrissy

    Ohh yea. Instant gourmet, we’re talking here. They are all the rage.

  22. Chrissy! Jen just showed me your blog and it’s awesome! Hey, I thought I might suggest something for the mimosas. Have you had pummelos? They’re a sweet grapefruit. So sweet, they don’t need any sugar sprinkled over them. That may be a tasty twist? Hope you’re doing well!

  23. Those look amazing! So glad Caroline mentioned your blog!

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