Tart, intense pomegranate juice is nicely mellowed out by the cider. In comparison, the lemony garnish stands out as pleasantly sweet.
makes 1 cocktail | start to finish: 5 minutes
2 ounces chilled pomegranate4 ounces chilled méthode champenoise cideroptional garnish: sprig of lemon balm or lemon twist. Pour the pomegranate juice into a champagne flute. Top with cider, garnish with a sprig of lemon balm or twist of lemon zest and serve.
The best mimosas are made with ultra-fizzy methode champenoise ciders that tend towards the dry side. Look for Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider, Snowdrift Cider Co. Dry, or Perry, Eaglemount Homestead Dry or Perry, Westcott Bay Cider Dry or Very Dry, Tieton Cider Works Tieton Blend or Precipice Perry.