These raspberry mimosa cocktails are a special treat! They are made with a creamy frozen raspberry granita and topped with sparkling wine. Perfect for New Years cocktails or a refreshing summer drink, this mimosa recipe is sure to be your new favorite!
Pour a bag of frozen raspberries into a medium sized pot and heat over medium heat until the raspberries start to break down and they get all soupy.
Add the sugar to the mix and keep stirring until all the sugar has dissolved then remove from the heat and let the raspberry mixture cool slightly.
Puree the raspberries with an immersion blender or by adding them to a blender. You can also use a masher if you like, but you will get more juice out of the berries if they are pureed.
Pour the raspberry puree through a strainer into a container, preferably with a lid, that can go into the freezer. Let the mixture cool slightly.
Add the cream to the raspberries and stir well to combine. Throw on the lid and place in the freezer for 4 - 6 hours or until completely frozen.
We used frozen raspberries for this, because we made this as a new years eve cocktail, but in the summer, this granita would be excellent with fresh raspberries!
Note: this granita recipe might make even more than enough for 3 bottles of sparkling wine. 3 bottles is just an estimate of how many mimosas this will make. In fact, it will likely be enough for 4 bottles of sparkling wine.
Another Note: Maybe start with a little less sugar than this recipe calls for and taste it as you go. Raspberries can have different levels of sweetness. Sometimes they might need more sugar and sometimes you can get away with a little less.