foodie fridays: orange-peach mimosa slushies
This is what your weekend brunch looks like.
Freshly squeezed, sliced, and with a touch of effervescence.
Bottomless mimosas are thing here in Denver. Not only do we take our brunch-ing very seriously (we will smother anything in pork green chili), but morning cocktails are essential to the brunch-ing equation. Whether it’s Bloody Mary’s, a glass of champagne, or dare I say a Coors Light, Denverites love to sip the giggle juice.
Even though I fancy a mimosa from time to time, I thought with this summer heat, why aren’t we slush-ing it up? Slushies aren’t just for the Dairy Queen drive through.I remember as a kid we would always stop by the Queen of Dairy on the way home from Little League. It would take us at least 30 minutes to even get our order in, but it was well worth every cherry slushy, cone, blizzard, and polyester itch sweat drop.
Ahhhhh… …..those were the days.
So, for this grown up Dairy Queen slushie version, I added frozen peaches, fresh orange slices, ice cubes, and some bubbly. Oh, and squeeze of fresh orange too. Mix them all together in a blender and you have a sassy slushie mimosa that will keep you occupied while you wait for 46 minutes to eat some form of eggs. I kid. Maybe.
Cheers to the weekend!
Orange-Peach Mimosa Slushies
1 large orange, flesh removed, sliced
1 cup fresh or frozen peach slices
2 cups ice cubes
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup champagne
orange slices, garnish
In a food processor or blender, add the first five ingredients. Blend until smooth and of slushy consistency. Pour into wine glasses and garnish with orange slices. Serve immediately.
Loving the slushie factor! Happy Friday!
oh yeah!! Happy Friday to you!
Although I did not grow up on Dairy Queen Slushies, I did have quite a few 7-11 Slurpees as a kid. Coincidentally enough today is free Slurpee day at 7-11, but they don’t have Orange-Peach Mimosa flavor…
As I’m commenting I just noticed a link to your Mint Mango Peach Sangrias…geez I’m going to be internet-drunk before noon.
LOL!! Thanks, Evan!!
OH my word! I love that you turned this into a slushie! I definitely need to pull these out one weekend very soon. Lovely!
OMG this looks amazing and it is perfect for the weekend!
Thanks, lady! Happy weekend!
Why didn’t anyone think of this sooner?! Warm mimosas are the pits. Slushies are an awesome idea, Lauren. Happy Friday! Have a good weekend.
LOL!! Thanks, Bri! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!
This IS definitely what my weekend brunch needs to look like. HOLY YUM!
Thank you, Katrina!
I am drooling over these! Too early to have Friday happy hour?!
LOL! Never! Have a smashing weekend!
I am partial to a mimosa (or buck’s fizz as we call it!) but I think I like this super slushy version even more.
Ooooohhhhhh…..I think a buck’s fizz sounds wonderful! cheers, friend!
Mimosas on repeat sounds fabulous to me…I always knew I liked Denver! But these slushies, man…they blow the regular ol’ mimosa out of the water! Let’s drink all our cocktails in slushie form! Just brilliant, my dear!
Thanks, lady!! You are the best! Cheers to the weekend!
Oh my…this looks fabulous!
Thank you, Sini!
Those look delicious and refreshing! Perfect summer recipe 🙂
Happy Valley Chow
love the slushy idea and awesome flavour combination. definitely a recipe i can see myself making on a hot day! thanks for the awesome recipe and inspiration!
Once again you scored on the cocktail!! good thing we don’t live closer to each other, it could be quite dangerous!
This is one fantastic – amazing summer drink!
genius! let’s get to brunching.
I want to do brunch with YOU!!!
Mimosas definitely need a summer makeover! I love your slush idea. I feel like all cold beverages should be served in slush form all summer long!
Pingback: 10 Slushy Drinks to Perk You Right Up - GleamItUp
Pingback: 10 recettes de slush au vin parfaites pour tes soirées de filles
Pingback: 10 recettes de slush au vin parfaites pour vos soirées de filles
Pingback: Viinislushie on kesän viilein drinkki - Korkkiruuvi.fi
Pingback: Here's Why You Should Just Buy This $25 Blender Already — What's Life
Pingback: » Here’s Why You Should Just Buy This $25 Blender Already
Pingback: 20 Variations on Orange Juice Mimosas -
Pingback: 23 Wine Slushies to Make Your Summer Even Cooler