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February 1, 2017
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Blackberry Kiwi Mimosa

Blackberry Kiwi Mimosa

I’ve got a Fabulous Valentine’s Morning Idea!  

 

The best part is you get to use fresh, juicy kiwis and beautiful, tart blackberries – both are abundant in California right now! The combination is a bit of an about-face from the traditional mimosa, but if you like adventure and something different, this will be right up you and your valentine’s alley.

Surprise your favorite person with this early morning libation and get the loving mood started immediately…

Here’s how we make them!

Sliced kiwis

We have to extract all that juice from the kiwi. The easiest way I found is to cut the kiwi right in half.

Juice kiwi fruit

Place the half face down into a citrus squeezer; if you don’t have one of these, get one! I love it because it’s so easy to use and seriously juices all things 🙂

Juice kiwi fruit

Push the lever down and allow the juice to run into a container.  

Juice blackberries

I used the juicer with the blackberries too.

 

That juicer isn’t just made for citrus!

Pour kiwi juice and blackberry juice into champagne glass

Then I added the freshly made kiwi-blackberry juice to the glass.

California champagne

Popped open my California sparkling wine.

Pour champagne over fruit juice

And poured in the sparkling wine… so bubbly!

Blackberry and kiwi skewers

I pre-made blackberry kiwi skewers for garnish…

Blackberry Kiwi Mimosa with blackberry, kiwi skewer as garnish

And popped one right into each glass. So pretty!

Blackberry Kiwi Mimosa

Now we all know that Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without some indulgent chocolate. And what if I told you that there is an artful chocolatier that not only makes exquisite chocolates, but prides herself on using California Grown ingredients!  

Ginger Elizabeth hails from Sacramento and gathers as much of their ingredients locally as possible, which being from the Golden State makes it pretty darn easy to create some unique chocolate combinations.

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate from Sacramento

Some of the specialty crops she uses in her chocolates and macaroons are olive oil, grapefruit, raspberry, lime, walnuts, almonds, lemon, blueberry, and pistachios, just to name a few!

Beck Grove Farms Passion Fruit Chocolate

But I think my favorite is this Beck Grove Farms passion fruit chocolate masterpiece.  

Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate from Sacramento

So, do yourself a favor and add these chocolates to your list of blessings to give your valentine this year. You won’t be sorry!

 

Here is the quick recipe for the mimosas!

Kiwi Blackberry Mimosa
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 kiwi
  2. 1/2 cup blackberries
  3. 1 bottle sparkling wine, chilled
Instructions
  1. Juice the kiwi and blackberries into a container. Set aside
  2. Skewer a few pieces of kiwi and blackberry onto a large skewer. Set aside
  3. Pour half of the juice into each glass. Top with sparkling wine. Add the fruit skewer and enjoy!
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