I’ve always been a big fan of Mimosas! I mean, come on – champagne with a big dose of vitamin C? What’s not to like, really. They’re great with brunch, they’re great just because.
The American Bartender Association recipe for a mimosa is 1 part orange juice to 1 part champagne. I beg to differ. I think that a proper mimosa is 1 part orange juice to 2 parts champagne. Basically I want my bubbly to have gotten near some orange juice, but that’s it.
You can use lots of different types of juices in place of orange juice – and the ratio stays the same but the name of the drink varies depending on the juice. Pear nectar is a Magnolia blossom, Peach juice is a Belini, Cranberry juice is a hibiscus and so on. I once hosted a bridal shower with a mimosa bar. That was a crowd pleaser.
Today I’m sharing more than just a recipe – there is a giveaway as well.
When I was in Paris, I was determined to find a fragrance that was interesting and not available in the US. I wasn’t ready to shell out for bespoke perfume created just to my liking, but I did want to smell like something that wasn’t readily available stateside. Enter Frangonard, a boutique perfumer and gift shop only a block from my apartment in the Marais.
I fell in love with a fragrance called Mimosa! It’s light, floral, fresh and clean smelling. It’s not actually very citrusy, because it’s named after the mimosa flower – not the champagne cocktail. It reminds me of clean laundry & sweet fruit at the same time. It’s very wearable and universal. Don’t worry – you won’t smell boozy at all, that’s not what I’m going for.
Frangonard has shops in Paris and Venice, and Mimosa is no longer available online. But you’re in luck – because I snagged two bottles while I was there, and I’m sharing the second with a lucky reader! Admit it, you’ve always wanted to smell just like me.
It’s simple to enter! The contest will run from today through Midnight on Friday, June 3rd. You can only enter once per household please, but you can earn additional entries by tweeting or sharing on facebook. See below.
To enter, you must leave a comment on this post. For one additional entry, tweet a link to this giveaway. For one more additional entry, become a fan of The Waspy Redhead on Facebook. (If you were already a fan of The Waspy Redhead on Facebook, I’ll give you credit for that too). Just let me know in your comment how many entries I need to give you credit for.
Thanks and good luck!