Sorry for the late post. We’ve been running around all day all crazy like. Also, we just wasted 30 minutes at Ingles (the one close to our house) trying to convince one of the managers to give us our money back for a Visa gift card we just tried to buy, but it didn’t activate.  We were like, Ok, cool. Just give us a new one since it didn’t activate. Turns out they couldn’t do that OR give us our money back. So, 30 MINUTES LATER, we convinced them to give us our money back for the gift card they told us didn’t work. And they acted like it was our fault. Very weird. Anyway, just wasted 90 more seconds typing that up. So not time efficient. But that’s why Publix is better- just sayin’. Last week Publix gave us a gift card because we’ve been having so much trouble with our insurance and getting medicine. None of this was even their fault, but they gave us a gift card because they felt bad for us. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE RIGHT THERE Y’ALL. Publix, it really is a pleasure.

Anyway, sorry for the rant. That brings me to my next point. Christmas cocktails. The cocktails come out more this time of year. We had our CFEC Christmas party last night, and I definitely partook in some good cocktails. I really don’t drink that much because even one beer makes me feel weird the next day. But, I did last night, and I just love a good cocktail every now and then. And I do love a good mimosa. Have you ever been to The Excellence Resort? You haven’t had a mimosa til you’ve been there. We were very very very blessed with the opportunity to go there back in September, and I haven’t had a mimosa since then. But there’s something special about those mimosas at breakfast. And when Dan tried this mimosa, he said it tasted just like The Excellence. 

I wanted you and I to have options for Christmas morning, New Years morning, or even just tomorrow morning if you’re into drinking mimosas on the reg. More power to ya. But we all know there is a good bit of sugar in that orange juice, and champagne is alcohol, which is not good for you.

I totally would have squeezed my own oranges to make the juice, but no one has time for that when you’re trying to celebrate Jesus’ birth or the New Year. AND here’s a great brand to try out for your mimosas (because you really shouldn’t be drinking orange juice unless it’s for a mimosa). It’s just squeezed oranges. I really know nothing about orange juice because I don’t drink it. So, maybe all or most orange juices are just squeezed oranges. I dunno. I think some put some weird extra ingredients in there. I do love looking on the back of a jug or bottle and seeing 100% fresh squeezed oranges on it. 

Anyway, drink responsibly. Just because there’s not a lot to these doesn’t mean they’re good for you. But Christmas gives us a lot to celebrate. And so does the New Year. So, live a little, and treat yourself. Also, pomegranates are good for you, so eat some of what you don’t use for the mimosa. 

Sparkly Pomegranate Mimosa

 shoutout to the Leonards for providing a great background with the help of their Christmas card. 

shoutout to the Leonards for providing a great background with the help of their Christmas card. 



Makes 1 large Mimosa (double, triple, or quadruple up if you want to make a pitcher or just more in general)

Prep time: 5 minutes


  • Arils from pomegranate (as many as you want. I used 12. The crunch is a great addition). 

  • 1 medium sized pomegranate

  • 3 oz orange juice

  • 1 oz pomegranate juice

  • 4 oz champagne


  • Chill champagne flute or wine glass. 

  • Cut open pomegranate. Remove arils (those little red seed balls in there. You can eat them too. They’re good). 

  • Add arils to bottom of glass. You choose how many. I did 12. I think the more the better, but that’s just me. 

  • Squeeze some of the remaining arils into separate glass, and set aside. We have a lime juicer, and that worked perfectly for this.  

  • In champagne flute, or wine glass pour in orange juice + champagne. 

  • Top off with pomegranate juice. 

  • Drink right away and serve to all your friends and family. 


  • If you’re using a true champagne flute, go down 1 oz of each (2 oz orange juice, 1 oz pomegranate juice, and 3 oz of champagne). Just make sure you have equal parts juice vs. champagne.