2022 is right around the corner. To celebrate, I concocted a citrusy yuzu tangerine mimosa. It’s a vibrant, yet balanced drink that fully embraces citrus season. A more complex and interesting version of the mimosa we all know and love. One that’s suitable for mornings and evenings alike! In true mimosa fashion, it’s easy to throw together. One ounce yuzu juice, one ounce tangerine juice, three dashes black lemon bitters, and four ounces (or to taste) sparkling wine.
A note on servings:
This recipe is written for one serving. The math on these babies, however, is quite simple. So if you’re drinking them with friends, adjust accordingly! If you follow the suggested sparkling wine measurement, a bottle will yield about six servings. So if you want to make a pitcher of these, for example, simply multiply by six.
Yuzu is a citrus fruit that’s commonly grown in East Asia. It’s widely used in Japanese and Korean cooking, and is becoming more and more popular in the US. If I were to compare it to another fruit, I’d say it’s most similar to a lemon, but more aromatic and bitter with floral notes. I absolutely love yuzu, and and have a lot of fun finding new ways to use it. That said, it can be a little bit tricky to procure. I rarely find fresh yuzu fruit in stores. Yuzu juice, however, is much easier to get. For this recipe, I bought some on Amazon. I’ve also seen it at certain Whole Foods locations, as well as Asian markets!
Where can I get black lemon bitters?
I recently discovered black lemon bitters while perusing Total Wines. I was looking for ingredients that would inspire new cocktails, and happened upon a sampler pack of Scrappy’s Bitters. Black lemon bitters was one of them, and I thought it sounded absolutely perfect for this citrus fest of a cocktail! According to the description on their website, it’s based on a dehydrated lime that’s commonly used in Middle Eastern. It’s smoky, earthy, citrusy, and floral. A true delight. Scrappy’s Black Lemon Bitters are also available on Amazon, so if you don’t feel like trekking to a liquor store, that’s an option.
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Citrusy Tangerine Yuzu Mimosa
- 1 oz Yuzu juice
- 1 oz Tangerine juice
- 3 dashes Black lemon bitters
- 4 oz Sparkling wine brut
- Add yuzu and tangerine juices to your glass of choice. Now add the black lemon bitters and stir to. Top off with champagne (4oz should be good, but feel free to adjust this to your preference) and enjoy!
And that’s it! An easy and delectable cocktails fit for both new year’s eve and new year’s day. Speaking of which, happy new year! I hope this is the start of an incredible year for you. As always, if you make this, let me know in the comments or on Instagram. I always love hearing from you and seeing your beautiful creations.
Looking for more new year’s cocktails? Try my passion fruit gin and tonic, my lychee Empress sparkler, or my cherry manhattan! Or if something warm and comforting is more up your alley, check out my hot buttered rum with apple cider.