Making a three-ingredient Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa) layered drink is easier to do than you may at first think.
This Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa) only requires three ingredients and a little patience!
The trick to this recipe is the order in which you pour the ingredients.
This bright cocktail is perfect for any special occasion such as St. Paddy’s Day, celebrating Mardi Gras, or any brunch that calls for an extra spot of color.
You can whip these up in less than five minutes, and your friends will be surprised and excited.
One nice thing about this recipe is that the drink kept its layered look for much longer than I anticipated.
We left the Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa) drinks out for over 30 minutes before the colors started to merge.
Of course, you probably want to serve them while the Prosecco is still chilled and while the juice is quite cold as well.
But still a nice perk for photo opps and adding your new bartending talent to the Instagrams and interwebs and such.
Or skip the layered look and go where it’s easy being green.
About Blue Curaçao
These days, you can actually buy nonalcoholic blue curaçao that’s alcohol free.
This was news to me.
I like the idea of this because you still get that bright blue color without the added alcohol.
But do keep in mind that it is basically blue-colored sugar water, so that along with the sugar in orange juice, this will add more sweetness to the drink.
Want more prosecco recipes? If you love lists of awesome stuff, check out this list of other Prosecco cocktails!
Tips and tricks for making this Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa)
- Don’t shake the champagne flute or stir the drink after you pour in the blue curaçao. If you do, it will mix the ingredients, and the color will turn full-on green, and you will lose that fun layered look.
- Dribble the blue curaçao slowly down the side of the flute (on the inside of course or you’ll have blue juice all over your countertop) and not straight down the middle. We used a shot glass but you can use a spouted measuring cup or a bar spoon to help.
- You can turn this into an alcohol-free mocktail by using sparkling cider (always check labels!) instead of Prosecco and the no-alcohol blue curaçao.
- I find that the easiest garnish are lemon wheels, as shown in the photos. Your guests can add a final twist of lemon when they are ready to drink, and I think it cuts the sweetness nicely.
Tools needed for a Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa)
For this cocktail, you don’t need much, but a couple of things are required.
- Measuring cup
- Shot glass
- Champagne flute
- Cutting board and knife for optional garnish
How to make a Pot of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa)
Creating a Pot Of Gold Mimosa (Green Layered Mimosa) will only take a few minutes.
For the grown-up version, you only need some orange juice, blue curaçao, and Prosecco.
Step 1: Pour the orange juice into a champagne flute.
Step 2: Add the Prosecco. (This doesn’t require as much care as the next step.)
Step 3: Into a shot glass or measuring cup with spout, add the Blue curaçao.
Step 4: Position the shot glass against the lip of the champagne flute.
Step 5: Dribble the Blue curaçao slowly down the inside edge of the champagne flute.
Note: Avoid moving the flute while adding the Blue curaçao.
The bottom line
We really love the two colorful layers of this drink.
It’s a simple recipe that looks kind of stunning without requiring too much mixology experience, just a bit of patience.
We are huge fans of cranberry, so give this Cranberry Prosecco Cocktail a try if you are too.
- 3 oz Orange juice
- 3 oz Prosecco
- 2 oz Blue curaçao
- Lemon wheel for garnish (optional)
- Pour the orange juice into the flute first.
- Slowly pour the Prosecco on top of the orange juice.
- To a measuring cup or shot glass, add the curaçao.
- Position the shot glass on the lip/outer rim of the flute.
- Slowly drizzle blue curaçao against the inside of the flute. Pour as slowly as possible.
- Avoid moving the flute while pouring the blue curaçao.
- Admire your amazing mixology skills!
- Serve chilled.