Mash ups make us indecisive: on one hand we like the concept of combining two of our favorite things but so often we’re not sure the sum is better than the parts. Case in point this mash up of Frozen and Breaking Bad (too cynical for us) or this one of Wrecking Ball + Somebody That I Used To Know (we’d just as soon listen to the original versions) but they always get major points for creativity. But if there’s a mash up we can totally get behind it’s Lillian’s beer-mosa where she makes this Grapefruit Beer Mimosa Cocktail recipe, a bubbly mimosa with a grapefruit and wheat beer combo. Does it mean we’ll leave behind the free mimosa brunches? Heck no! But it is decidedly something that we’re fans of.
Grapefruit Beer Mimosa Cocktail Recipe
- 6 large ruby red grapefruits
- 1/2 cup unrefined granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 (12 ounce) wheat beers
- Make The Simple Syrup: Mix together sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat and allow to cool.TIP: Simple syrup can be made up to one week ahead of time. Store refrigerated in an airtight container until ready to usee.
- Make The Beer Mimosas: Squeeze the juice from 4 of the grapefruits (you should have about 2 cups) then slice the remaining grapefruits into half moon slices and set aside for garnish. Place 1 half moon of grapefruit and some ice into each glass. Pour half a bottle of beer (about 6 ounces) into a tall glass then add 2 ounces of grapefruit juice and 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup mixture. Stir and serve.