This post has been sponsored by BevMo!. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you have friends who would happily stand in line for hours at the hottest brunch spot? Do they take a mental vacation by dreaming of the ultimate eggs Benedict? Are you planning a visit to their house this holiday season?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then I know what you should get them this year for Christmas. Their very own Hibiscus Mimosa Gift Kit that will have them making Hibiscus Mimosas better than any brunch spot in town.
A Hibiscus Mimosa is a tart, floral take on the traditional champagne-orange juice cocktail made with vibrant hibiscus syrup. You can easily make your own syrup by simmering dried hibiscus flowers with sugar and water until you have a crimson nectar that has the sweetness of dark cherries and the tart puckering of black tea.
These Hibiscus Mimosa Kits are super easy to put together and are such a special gift for anyone who likes a nice cocktail, whether it's brunch time or not. All you need is:
- A pretty ice bucket
- Festive crinkle cut paper
- Some garland or big red bow
- Champagne Flutes
- The nicest bottle of champagne you can buy
- Hibiscus Syrup: store-bought or make your own (recipe below)
- Some fun sweet treats
I got all of these things at my local BevMo! store—which means I spent a leisurely hour wandering around looking at all the fun holiday items they have right now— but if you were in a hurry you could easily pick all this stuff up in 15-20 minutes tops and have an instant gift to take to a Christmas party or friend's house for the holidays.
What I discovered when I started exploring all the options BevMo! offers for the holidays was that if you didn't want to dream up your own gift set, they have lots of options carefully crafted and ready to go. You can also get customized gift boxes at www.bevmo.com so if you know your father-in-law's favorite liquor is bourbon, for example, you can order a bottle and add six savory or sweet goodies to go with it. BevMo! will put it all together for you and deliver it (orders for a Christmas delivery must be made by December 17) or you can use their buy online, pick-up in store feature all the way up to the 23rd!
Since most people I know love to entertain BevMo! is basically the perfect place for all my gift giving needs. I particularly love that they have everything from glassware to gummy bears which means I can mix and match my friend's and family's favorite drinks with thoughtful gifts to go with them and maybe even spark some cocktail inspiration.
I'm hoping with this Hibiscus Mimosa Kit, that I'll at least have a lot more brunch invitations in my future!
- 1 cup dried hibiscus flowers (also called Flor de Jamaica)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1 ounce hibiscus syrup, chilled
- 4 ounces cold champagne
- Combine dried flowers, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to dissolve sugar and then bring to a simmer.
- Cook until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, strain and chill.
- Add hibiscus syrup to a champagne flute, pour champagne over and serve.
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