The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe Strawberry Mimosa is a must order drink at this famous Bakery in Galveston, Texas. It might surprise you what makes this Mimosa so delicious.
Mimosas are an unusual cocktail that is often served with brunch. I was recently in Galveston, Texas for Mardi Gras. We had a fantastic time grabbing beads, enjoying the sun on the beach, and we had a long evening playing Mexican Train Dominos. In the morning one of my friends insisted we would go to the Sunflower Bakery and Cafe and have brunch. The food here is so delicious, and this is one of the few scratch bakeries out there.
I need to give you a couple of recommendations, go early; there will be a line that is long. Secondly, you must try one of their famous mimosas. A lot of times mimosas are served in fancy champagne flutes. Here they are served in stemless wine glasses. So the mimosas are are almost triple size than of any other ones you might order someone place. It’s not just the generous portion that makes this drink special it is the flavor of their mimosas.
The first question you might is what Champagne is best for making a mimosa
The first thing that I will tell you is it isn’t likely to be Champagne that is best, but rather a sparkling wine. Champagne means the beverage was made within a certain region of France, but you don’t need that for this drink. You could use it if you wanted, but the fruit juice used pretty much knocks out the nuances of the champagne so that you can save your money.
So if not, Champagne, what should you use? I would suggest a sparking wine. There are many wonderful sparkling wines you can use. They don’t need to come from France; they can come from the US. I know a lot of people will recommend a Cava, a Prosecco, I think both are good choices if there is a chance someone will simply drink the sparkling wine, these typically will run from 10 to 30 dollars a bottle. I suggest a brut or one that is dry, meaning not too sweet. The fruit juice will be sweet.
Now, if you know you are going to be serving mimosas only, I think you can get by on sparkling wines such as Cooks, Andre, or even other lower priced options. Again, we are mixing the alcohol, and the nuances are lost. I recommend going with a dryer beverage, but if I know my friends that are coming over aren’t more experience wine lovers, I will go with a sweeter sparkling wine.
So what makes the Strawberry mimosas at Sunflower Bakery amazing? They mix lemonade and fresh strawberries that are juiced and mix that in with the sparkling wine. What is the result? A not too sweet light strawberry flavored sparkling beverage you are going to love.
Since they juice the strawberries right there, they aren’t overly sweet. They make the perfect addition to sparkling wine. You can make these very easily at home; they are a beautiful color that you will love. If you don’t have a juicer you can use a can of Strawberry nectar, it isn’t a perfect match, but it will certainly do in a pinch.
I hope you enjoy this Strawberry Mimosa, and if you are in Galveston, Texas, be sure to try the many delicious food items at The Sunflower Bakery and Cafe.
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe Strawberry Mimosa
- 59 ounces lemonade
- 1 1/2 cups strawberry juice or strawberry nectar
- 1 750 ml bottle sparkling wine chilled
- In a large pitcher mix together the lemonade and strawberry juice. To prepare each mimosa simply combine half strawberry lemonade and half sparkling wine. In a champagne flute use 2 ounces of strawberry lemonade and 2 ounces sparkling wine.