How To Set Up a DIY Mimosa Bar

Monday, June 15, 2015 8 0

DIY Mimosa Set Up

 

The mimosa is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Not only is it light, bubbly, and refreshing, but it’s also one of the only cocktails that is acceptable to drink before 11am. 😉 The only thing I love more than mimosas served at an event, is making said mimosas myself at said event. A DIY mimosa bar is fun, interactive, delicious, and most importantly, easy.

 

Mimosa Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine

 

I was recently introduced to Simply Orange’s new orange juice with coconut water. Orange juice and coconut water are two of my favourite things to drink, so I was really excited to try this new twist on a classic. To my extreme delight, the juice was really light in taste and very refreshing. Even Justin, who finds fruit juice to be too sweet, really loved the new Simply Orange with Coconut Water. On top of it’s deliciousness, it’s only 80 calories per serving, never sweetened, and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

 

After trying this juice, I thought to myself that the only thing that could possibly make it any better could be to add a little bubbly. And wow, was I right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was the best mimosa I’ve ever had. The light, refreshing juice paired with the bubbly sparkling wine, created magic in a glass.

 

How to Make a Mimosa

Mimosas with Simply Orange Coconut Water

 

A DIY Mimosa Bar is super easy to create. All you need is the following:

1. A Selection of Juices. Orange is classic, but you can also mix it up with different flavours. I chose the Simply Orange with Coconut Water, along with Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Raspberry.

2. A Little Bubbly. Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco and Cava are all perfect choices. Since I’ll be mixing the bubbly with juice, I usually opt for Prosecco, since it’s more budget conscience than champagne, but tastes equally as delicious.

3. Fresh Fruit. I always like to add fresh fruit to my mimosas for an extra splash of flavour. I like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and oranges.

4. Champagne Flutes. Although you can go with any type of glassware, tradition calls for champagne flutes. And it just feels extra pretty and girly too.

5. Sparkling Water. A good-to-have if you are hosting children or friends who do not drink alcohol.

 

A few additional items to include in your DIY Mimosa Bar are:

1. An ice bucket. It comes in handy for extra champagne bottles if you don’t have time to keep checking on the bubbly levels. It’s also good to keep some on ice if you have a lot of guests, so you’re not constantly running to the fridge.

2. Juice labels. A cute touch would be to label the juice flavours with a tag around the bottle neck or a little place card in front.

3. Pretty accessories. Paper straws, cocktail umbrellas, gorgeous flowers, fun tablecloths, and cute napkins are all easy elements to add that really take your Mimosa Bar to the next level of pretty.

 

Finally, remember, that a mimosa is super simple to make. It’s one part juice to one part bubbly. So, just fill half the glass with juice and the remaining half with champagne or sparkling wine. Who would have thought something so easy could bring so much joy to my taste buds.

Orange Juice Mimosa

How to Make a Mimosa

 

LoveJenny

 

 

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Clarisonic #SonicPursuit $500 Giveaway

Monday, December 8, 2014 4 0

Clarisonic-Sonic-Pursuit-Giveaway-Mia-Aria

 

To celebrate Clarisonic’s 10th Anniversary, I’m super excited to partner with them in their #SonicPursuit, a fun social media scavenger hunt where you can win a $500 gift pack, which includes a Clarisonic Aria device and L’oreal beauty products!

 

I can’t live without my Clarisonic (see my past Clarisonic reviews), and every time skin care comes up in any conversation, I’m the first to gush over this game-changing device. I use my Clarisonic religiously and immediately notice softer, cleaner, tighter skin after each use. Clarisonic is soon launching their newest and most advanced cleansing system, the Smart Profile. Smarter, easier and more powerful, the Smart Profile leads the next generation in sonic cleansing.

 

Clarisonic #SonicPursuit Scavenger Hunt

Over the next 3 days, I’ll be posting a series of skill-testing questions about Clarisonic on different social media channels. If you answer all 3 questions correctly, you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift pack which includes a Clarisonic Aria device and L’oreal beauty products. The contest runs from Dec. 8 – 12, and is open to all Canadian residents. Be sure to check my social networks on the following days to enter:

Tuesday, December 9: Facebook

Wednesday, December 10: Instagram

Thursday, December 11: Twitter

 

The winner will be announced on Twitter and Facebook on Friday, December 12. Good luck!

 

LoveJenny

 

 

Black Friday Sales at Yorkdale

Thursday, November 27, 2014 2 0

Yorkdale Shopping Centre Black Friday Sales

 

I’m super excited to partner with Yorkdale Shopping Centre to share some of their Black Friday sales happening in-stores tomorrow! I’m in Nashville right now, visiting family and celebrating American Thanksgiving, so sadly, I’m going to miss out on these great deals at Yorkdale, but I just had to share them with all of you lovely GTA ladies! The deals listed above are only a small selection of all of the amazing sales going on at Yorkdale tomorrow. Be sure to sign up for their e-newsletter to get the entire list e-mailed to you, or visit their website after 9pm tonight to see the full listing, plus exclusions on the above sales.

 

I’m giving away a $50 gift card to Yorkdale on Twitter and Instagram, so be sure to enter by tomorrow night for your chance to win. Happy Shopping and Good Luck!

 

First Row: Ted Baker dress, BCBG dress, French Connection raincoat, Ann Taylor dress

Second Row: 7 For All Mankind jeans, Loft sweater, White House | Black Market skirt, Old Navy coat

Third Row: Zara Home flatware, Banana Republic clutch, Crate & Barrel plates

 

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