Honey Ginger Mimosas

Honey and ginger is a combination better associated with winter, but I’m not quite ready to give it up. It’s such a lovely balance of sweet and spicy flavors. To make it more seasonally appropriate, I decided to make a honey ginger syrup to add to mimosas.

Another mimosa recipe? Yes. Not sorry. It’s probably all the time I spent in DC. Mimosas are an obsession there. I’m still obsessed. And if you are too, then you should definitely check out my Mimosa Hamentashen recipe.

Back to the cocktails at hand. This cocktail syrup recipe is super easy. It’s equal parts hot water and honey with some ground ginger to spice. A lot of other craft cocktail types would scoff at ground ginger. You should use fresh, they would say. Look, unless you’re the kind of person who keeps ginger root on hand (not me), dried is perfectly fine.

Some notes on this syrup. I like mine to have some bite, so you can cut this part in half if you like. Also, the longer it sits, the better it tastes. So give it at least an hour to set in the fridge before you use it. I like mine to sit overnight, but I wouldn’t let this get in the way of a spontaneous brunch either.

You ready for some sweet and spicy mimosas already? Check out the recipe below.

Honey Ginger Mimosa

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1 Drink


Honey Ginger Syrup

  • 1/8 Cup Honey
  • 1/8 Cup Hot Water
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Honey Ginger Mimosa

  • 3 Ounces Champagne
  • 1 Ounce Orange Juice
  • 1/2 Ounce Honey Ginger Syrup
  • Crystalized Ginger


Honey Ginger Syrup

  • Whisk the honey, hot water, and ground ginger in a heat-proof container.
  • Let the mixture set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes prior to using.

Honey Ginger Mimosa

  • Combine the orange juice and honey ginger syrup in a shaker with ice.
  • Shake until cold.
  • Pour the juice into a large wine glass and top with champagne. Garnish with crystalized ginger.

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