Friday, October 7, 2011

Virgin mimosa a.k.a. the famosa

It's a Saturday morning and you're waking up at a later-than-usual hour to enjoy a relaxed and possibly decadent breakfast.  Some eggs, maybe French toast, fresh fruit, possibly a pastry -- go nuts, it's the weekend!  You're not a fan of coffee and regular juice just won't cut it.  Wouldn't it be nice to sip on a fancy little drink without taking off your pajamas and leaving the comforts of home?

Mm hmm.

Or, hey, it's a Monday morning, and you had a great weekend.  "Wasn't it fun?" you recall.  But, now it's Monday and time to return to the weekly routine.  If only you could give yourself a little something to put some pep in your step.

Wouldn't that be nice.

There's only one thing to do.  Make yourself a famosa!  A what, you ask?  Say it with me -- fuh-mow-suh!  Like mimosa, but with a new first syllable.

What's a famosa?  A fake mimosa, of course!  But, more importantly, what's IN a famosa?

Two ingredients: orange juice and diet ginger ale.  That's it! 

Mix equal parts of each together, and...that'!  Time to indulge in some sweet bubbly fizzy orange yummy-ness.  (Is that a word?  Welp, it is now.)

The idea of opening a bottle of champagne for just one drink seems a little wasteful to me, especially because I hate flat once-carbonated drinks.  And, you know, there's the whole problem that I don't usually have a bottle of bubbly just waiting around to be used.  On the contrary, this was absolutely perfect because both ingredients were already in the fridge.  Win win! 

Plus, once the family saw what I was having, everyone wanted one, too.  Now, it's your turn!  Seriously, you've gotta try this!

"Cheers to the freakin' weekend / I'll drink to that!"  :)  How are you planning to treat yourself?  However you do, make it good and sweet!

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