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Canned Cocktail Review: Picnic Brunch Mimosa

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Picnic Brunch mimosa canned cocktail review by The Pursuit of Cocktails

Hi cocktail lovers! We are trying a whole new category of canned cocktail today - a mimosa!! I do love a champagne cocktail but I've never really considered a ready-to-drink mimosa since it is one of the simplest cocktails to make. Even my mom who doesn't drink at all knows how to make a mimosa. So a canned version is an interesting idea and I'm eager to see what it's like.

If you follow the ready-to-drink cocktail world at all you might have seen the Picnic Brunch brand with it's bright yellow and red gingham checked cans. Of course I already love them for their branding nod to the traditional picnic table cloth pattern. That kind of design detail makes me smile so I'm really hoping I like their cocktails.

Let's try it!

Here is my official review of the Picnic Brunch Mimosa:

4 out of 5 cocktail shakers

This one was a bit of a head scratcher for me. Normally on the first sip, I know what I'm going to rank a canned cocktail but this one threw me for a loop. I actually just kept drinking it and drinking it trying to wrap my head around it and eventually landed on this rating because I clearly liked it enough to finish off a full can and I put another one in the fridge to enjoy tonight.
The thing about this canned cocktail that got me was the champagne. A mimosa is really only two ingredients traditionally - orange juice and champagne. When I took my first sip I was a little distracted because I was multi-tasking like a true small business owner, and I was like "wait, what am I drinking?" Then I remembered it was a champagne/sparkling wine cocktail and took another sip. At which point I was thrown by wanting the orange juice to be slightly sweeter. Then I took another sip and another sip and another sip and the next thing I know, I'm purely drinking this canned cocktail and enjoying it with no multitasking involved.
So basically, the Picnic Brunch mimosa won me over. It wasn't love at first sip for me which had be questioning things but it intrigued me enough to give it a chance and I warmed up to really enjoy it.

Sweetness

2 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = not sweet at all  // Five shakers = your teeth may curl

This ready-to-drink mimosa was not sweet at all. The oj was more mild than sweet or tart. I'm a huge orange juice snob at this point in my life. I'm bougie and I will basically only drink one brand of oj. Compared to my go-to brand, I do wish the orange juice in this mimosa was a touch sweeter but that is purely my oj preference. 
 

Booziness

3 out of 5 cocktail shakers
One shaker = does this have booze? Five shakers = OG Four Lokos

Officially this one rings in at 6.9% ABV which is pretty decent. I have to say though, after finishing the entire can almost accidentally, I didn't register the booziness consciously. It did soften the edges of a headache I was fighting and I was more relaxed so it definitely worked. The booziness is sneaky on this one.

Would I buy this ready to drink cocktail again?

I will keep these in mind. I think they would be perfect for a beach picnic or glamping set-up - anywhere I couldn't bring a glass bottle of champagne.

While this canned version doesn't have the bubbles you'd get with a freshly popped bottle of champs, the ease of only having to grab a pack of these cans verses keeping track of a bottle of champagne and a bottle of juice makes it worth considering.

If you want to try Picnic Brunch, use this link to find them in your area: https://picnicbrunch.com/find-us

Until next week cocktail lovers, Cheers! 

 

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