What's a manmosa? you ask. I had never heard of this drink either until I started seeing it advertised as a brunch special at one of my neighborhood's restaurants. Then a few months ago, it was referenced on the TV show Cougartown. Searching the Web, I saw references dating back to only 2009, so it's relatively new on the brunch scene, and found many variations on the base recipe—simply OJ and beer (man's favorite alcoholic beverage) in place of the mimosa's sparkling wine. My boyfriend and I decided to give it a taste test last night. We made a mimosa with some Cava and then compared it with the manmosa made with Miller Light. Both were drinkable, but we preferred the mimosa. The Cava seemed to elevate the taste of the juice better while the beer just masked it. My boyfriend thought it tasted like a Shandy (a beer and lemonade drink). It appears that PBR and Blue Moon are also popular swaps for the Miller. Also, some recipes call for a shot of vodka or orange-flavored vodka. Experiment at home with your own version and send feedback: Will the manmosa soon outshine the mimosa?
March 9, 2010
the manmosa versus the mimosaPosted by Kellee Miller
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