Every year, I wait impatiently for the moment when my family and I reunite for Christmas brunch, all decked out in our most comfortable pyjamas. Still a little groggy from waking up so early, we all delight in gathering around the table after a short night’s sleep.
We’re all familiar with Christmas Eve, but we tend to forget that Christmas brunch is also a nice holiday tradition. Is your family staying with you, or are your friends dropping by? Here are a few gourmet and creative ideas for starting Christmas day off on the right foot.
A mimosa bar
This year, surprise and delight your guests with a mimosa bar! I love the idea of a bar where all your guests can unleash their creativity and create their very own cocktails. It’s a great way to add an exciting twist to the classic mimosa!
On a table, line up champagne glasses, a selection of different juices (be creative: blood orange-grapefruit, pomegranate-berries, mango-pineapple), some chic bottles and decanters and a platter of fresh fruit. Stock up on a few bottles of your favourite sparkling wine and place them in an ice bucket. And why not think outside the box and offer your guests some bubbly rosé or sparkling cider?
Here are a few sparkling wine classics that are perfect for the occasion: