How to make a Mimosa my way!
Let's NOT end up like "No Name" the Homeless guy!
Disclaimer: Please note....
I do not condone drinking to an extent of abuse. I do not at all condone drinking to ANY underage persons, nor condone drinking while around children. As a person who has endured what damage alcohol can do to a person physically, mentally and psychologically, I don't believe we should project this to the youth of society!
I am not a person who drinks very often. This hub is being created, as part of celebrating my healing process of gaining my eyesight back after being legally blind for about 5 years, I figured I am due a little Champagne (Preferred Mimosa - Tames it a bit for me) and give myself a toast for enduring, not only my recovery but a breast biopsy/lumpectomy, which thankfully was benign, and a wisdom tooth sawed out of my upper jaw.
On a separate measure, to celebrate my dog, Kory's recovery of both cancer and toe amputation. Rubbing her tummy I found a crusty hard lump, and had it checked, and indeed cancer and was removed, so she is a great survivor of cancer! Thankfully I caught it in time. It was a hard week with trying to care for my eye, and her toe, but we are both recovering! She only got treats, no Mimosa for her. (I do not condone giving animals alcohol of any sorts, I think that is animal abuse and, I'm the last person in the world that should know if you do that!)
With that being said, let's get on to the "How to make a Mimosa - MY WAY." That would be, as in, I'm not spending a lot of cash on it, when I have other bills to be paid! :) Like, the Veterinarian who loves pets so much, the ones in my area opened their on independent Emergency Animal Clinic. (which is it's actual name in East North Carolina.)
A well stocked array of glasses to choose from!
Does the glass HAVE to be a Champagne Flute?
Most people like to use their fancy Champagne Flute to make their Mimosa or even just drink their Champagne.
Myself I find a more rounded glass of Champagne doesn't warm as quickly, nor does it make the glass easier to topple, if, that is you get too tipsy! Let's not tipsy that Champagne Flute over so that you not only have a mess to clean up, but your Champagne Flute doesn't get broken.
I find a more round wine class with a shorter stem much easier to use. If you know a bit about wine's or the use of the glass, the reason for a long stem is so that you use it to hold your drink so the warmth of your hand does not tend to warm the drink quickly. So I like to use a shorter stemmed wine class to hold mine, as well as not warming the drink itself as I mentioned! Wider=Chilled longer!(Especially if you have frosted your wine glass before hand.)
These are just a few reasons that a fine array of alcohol based glasses are good to have. Even if you're not a big drinker, and especially if you are. The shape of a glass can mean a lot of things not only to the above mentioned, it also is impressive to company!
As you might note, that I did not notice before I grabbed the snap, to take the can beer cozy from the back of the bottom next to my vintage beer glasses. Also I did purposely let the top shelf be in the photograph, as sometimes there's those strays you don't have room for, and I had a friend who made small lamps, and I ALWAYS keep my Bushmills Irish Whiskey bottles because it is the absolute best and smoothest Whiskey in the world! I've not yet found any smoother, thus the joke of the Kesslers bottle on the top next to a Tanqueray Gin bottle lamp!
- -Kessler's slogan "Sooth As Silk."
- -Bushmills Irish Whiskey "Distilled 3 times, and is smooth as silk."
(I'm totally NOT a person who can stand Gin, I said to a friend once, smelling it made me feel like I licked a pine tree lol, needless to say I got teased about that for a long time) :)
Now, onto our Mimosa!
Types of Champagne
Cost or Preference
As you can see, I chose Andre'. Extra Dry.
Now, my preference is Martini & Rossi, but it just happened that they didn't have that in stock when I went to buy it. Neither did they have the preferred choice of Orange Juice!
To my preference yes, I would have rather the Martini & Rossi and NOT Sunny D! But actually the best Mimosa is made with the cheapest no brand Orange Juice. I know others have their preferences, but that is mine. Well, the store I was at didn't have ANY other OJ than Sunny D!
So if you're going to celebrate, I guess you get what you get or do without! I was NOT going to do without. Besides, I would still achieve the desired effect and after the 2nd glass anyway! :S This would do the job! I would toast to my brand new eyesight with what I had. It turned out not to be as bad as I expected actually, and might try it again! Who knows!
Between a rock and a hard place!
Where's the frosted glass?
I like to just chill it in the freezer between or on already frozen things, for about 20 minutes, rather than just on ice! Maybe I'm not like most people and have to have it in that bucket that drips melted ice droppings with each pour! ha!
Normally my glass would be frosting in the door, but I think I was a little overzealous at getting the drink made. I guess I shouldn't be too picky, I'm more happy to have my eyesight back than worry about the frosted glass, although normally I would frost it! For this night, no worries just me and my companion for the evening, (Training my Rottweiler link), along with my favorite theatre in-home! :) I do not drink and drive, and am highly against it. Please make sure you feed your guest before they leave if you're having drinks, or please do not let them leave! Safe a life, it could be your own, a friend, or an innocent, non-drinker!
Popped the cork!
They say, "Let it Breathe"
The experts say "let it breathe!" I guess I'm just impatient, not quite sure :P I figure, I'm cutting to the chase, I took the snap, and began the process!
Now they say use a shotglass, that it's the perfect amount of OJ, and since I've already tested that a Champagne Flute holds the same as the round glass I like to use, I reach up and snag one of my shot glasses, and I pick of course, my native homeland, my Detroit shot glass!
I guess you can take a girl out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the girl! Isn't that what they say? Well, if it is true, then it's true! I think I have enough Southern culture as my parents are both from Georgia, that I have the Southern "charm" of any Southern Belle!
Yes, I did indeed just toot my own horn! *beep* :)
Detroit Roots & South Belle Charm!
As you can see I have not quite filled the glass, like I said I have measured with a Champagne Flute, so I know I have the right amount of Champagne in the glass, but everything is chilled, and will return to the fridge just as soon as I get that shot in my drink!
By the time I got the snap, the fizz at the top had fizzled down a bit! But still there none the less, it's going to be even less after I put that, um, fake OJ in it!
There she be!
One shot of OJ coming up!
Ok, the ingredients, are pretty simple, I just like to take pictures! :) Champagne and Orange Juice.
Just try different ones until you find the right one that suits you, and the one you can tolerate if you can't find the best you're looking for.
Bubbly is gone! See what I meant!
So, if it turns out you like my Mimosa....
So you like my Mimosa so much, you should still be careful! Not only could it give you a liking for something you've never tried, but it could lead to some other hazards such as my friend Max. He had too many of my grand Mimosa's (with the right OJ -No brand), and look what happened to the poor guy!
He's still good, but, has a bit of a problem now with alcohol.. not only can't he fit through the door, he's put on a few lbs, so remember, let's not take drinking Champagne or Mimosa's too much, or it could lead to what happened to my buddy Max.
Max had too much Mimosa...
I had to stop inviting Max over for Mimosa's..
Wasn't it bad enough that I didn't get Martini & Rossi or my no brand OJ for my Celebration!! ::sigh:: Well, I didn't let it spoil my good time, I just went on and made my drink and put the rest back in the fridge so it would stay chilled until my next run to the kitchen. Well, I walked, but my kitchen is 5 rooms away from my living room, maybe I should look into getting a living room cooler if I do this much more! (Not really, the walk does me good, besides my dog likes to follow me as if I'm doing something like making her a chicken again!
Yes, the chicken you seen in my fridge is for me and my Rottweiler! She's my love and deserves her chicken! After all, how many dogs ask for their favorite food! Fridge to counter, back to fridge to counter and a couple of barks, says "Mommie, make me chicken." So the mere mention of chicken, she's all over with wanting her chicken! In fact as I read this aloud to see if I'm rambling, I said "chicken" and there she comes from the sofa (she has her own sofa too) to see if I actually had chicken. Aw, much to her dismay, I don't. I had to get her a pesky ol' dog treat! Chicken in due time though!
MOMMIE WANTS MIMOSA TONIGHT TOO but, ah, this was the celebration earlier this week, and she got plenty of celebrating with treats and love and even some Dinty Moore stew. Yuk. I don't care for it, but she loves it. Fatty.
Back to the fridge it goes...
Then of course there's always that one....
You know him, the guy who turns into someone you don't know when he's drinking! Can't be still, won't shut up, is like a Vampire and fangs pop out after he's had too much alcohol!
Well, this is what happened to my other buddy (I won't name him) but I don't invite him over for Champagne or Mimosa either! He's just too darn freaky! He keeps trying to bite my neck and wrists! I had to eventually tell him and Max it was just too much, now I enjoy my Mimosa with my dog!
She doesn't turn into anything but her cute lil' self after having chicken!
Well, that about raps it up with Champagne, Mimosa's and.. I guess chicken and Rottweilers! All great companions until one of them can't stop! Who knows, my dog might turn into a chicken someday, and then I'll really be sorry! Until then, remember try not to overdo it so you don't end up like Max or my other 3 buddies in the photos. (No names on the other two, Max is a good guy, but if they can't fit through the door even at the outhouse, then, well, things aren't good. I hope the two of them don't start hanging out with Mr. No names mentioned!