Grapefruit and Elderflower Keto Mimosas are going to be your new go-to brunch drink of choice. Our version features the unique and delicious pairing of grapefruit juice and elderflower. These mimosas are low-carb and keto-friendly.
Grapefruit and Elderflower Keto Mimosas
These Grapefruit and Elderflower Keto Mimosas are elegant, sophisticated, and just plain tasty!
Unlike traditional mimosas that use orange juice as the mixer, our version features the sweet notes of elderflowers and a splash of citrus grapefruit.
The result is a gorgeous drink that is refreshing and also low-carb. It's a win-win!
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All About Alcohol and Keto
What do keto and alcohol have in common? Your liver.
Your liver is essential for bringing the body into ketosis, and it is the same organ used for alcohol metabolism.
When you consume high-carb alcoholic drinks, you throw your body out of ketosis and force your liver to focus on digesting alcohol instead.
If you want a more in-depth look at alcohol and keto, check out our blog post about it!
The good news is that there is a way to enjoy a cocktail every once and while and still stay in ketosis.
With a Clean Keto Lifestyle, you can enjoy an occasional alcoholic drink without slowing your ketone production.
Many alcoholic drinks and cocktails are full of sugar and empty calories, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional drink – that's keto-fied, of course!
The Clean Keto Lifestyle promotes enjoying low-carb alcoholic drinks in moderation so you don't fall out of ketosis.
This also means choosing high-quality (and low-carb!) options when you're in a social setting – or making keto drinks yourself, like these keto mimosas!
They key is opting for low-carb alcohols.
The standard base of a mimosa is sparkling wine.
Our recipe uses champagne, which has incredible flavor and lots of bubbles.
Make sure to look for brut, extra brut, or extra dry varieties to ensure the carb count stays low—around 2 grams per 5 ounce serving.
The carb count can vary significantly among champagne and other sparkling wines such as Cava or Prosecco depending content how long the wine ferments how much sugar is added near the end of fermentation.
Make sure to read the labels and ask questions when you buying the bottle for your keto mimosas.
Grapefruit on Keto
Instead of using orange juice in these keto mimosas, we are using grapefruit juice that is lower in carbs but still provides a sweet and tart taste.
Grapefruit is an excellent sauce of Vitamin C and we recommend freshly squeezed grapefruit juice straight from the fruit itself.
This recipe calls for 1/4 cup of grapefruit juice, which is about 6 grams net carbs.
You can adjust this amount down if you want to lower the carbs further.
How to Make Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is often used in cocktail recipes and is typically made of sugar and water.
We are “keto-fying” traditional simple syrup by using monk fruit sweetener in place of regular sugar.
In addition, we are adding even more flavor by adding dried elderflowers to the mix.
There’s really no skill involved in making simple syrup, and it only takes a few steps:
- Place the water, monk fruit sweetener, and elderflowers in a saucepan.
- Heat over medium and whisk until the sweetener dissolves and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Cool to room temperature and strain through a paper towel.
You can store any leftover syrup in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Making Keto Mimosas
Once the elderflower simple syrup is cooled to room temperature, it is time to make these mimosas.
Make sure your champagne and grapefruit is chilled in the fridge. No one likes a warm mimosa!
The pour the champagne, grapefruit juice, and syrup in a wine glass and stir to combine.
Garnish the wine glass with a sprig of thyme and a grapefruit wedge.
When to Serve a Mimosa
Pretty much any occasion calls for keto mimosas!
Here are some events that would be perfect to serve them at:
- Weekend Brunch
- Bridal Shower or Baby Shower
- Mother's Day or Easter
- Summer Patio Drink
This recipe makes one serving, but you can easily increase the recipe to serve a large crowd.
No matter when you serve these mimosas, just remember to drink responsibly!
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- Fourth of July Keto Chocolate Cake Pops
- Keto Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- 5 Ingredient Keto Mocha Ice Cream
- Botanical Peach Ginger Mint Keto Cocktail
- Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
- Make your Elderflower Simple Syrup by combining the water, monk fruit sweetener, and elderflowers in small saucepan over medium heat.
- Simmer the mixture for 3-5 minutes, then turn off the heat and let the liquid cool for 10 minutes .
- Strain the liquid through a paper towel into a cup/bowl and discard the solids.
- Pour the champagne, grapefruit juice, and Elderflower Simple Syrup in a wine glass and stir to combine.
- Garnish the wine glass with a sprig of thyme and a grapefruit wedge.
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