How do you transform a delicate, bubbly Mimosa into a hard-drinking cocktail? Just add vodka. After days of trying to figure out a way to make a new, stronger Mimosa that appealed to both ladies and gentlemen, bartender Meir Mualam of NYC’s The Green Room 42 and Green Fig found that the best solution was also the easiest. Essentially a Mimosa-Screwdriver hybrid, the cocktail, which is advertised on the menu as both the Man-mosa and the Woman-mosa (because, as the menu states, “it’s 2017”), is made simply with orange juice, Prosecco and vodka. Warning: This drink is not playing around. It might taste a lot like a classic Mimosa, but it’s deceptively boozier. “The alcohol goes to your head faster, thanks to the bubbles,” Mualam says.
- 3 oz orange juice
- 1 oz Vodka
- Orange twist
Pour the orange juice into a flute.
Add the vodka and top off with Prosecco.
Garnish with an orange twist.
Contributed by Meir Mualam