THE MOONLIGHT MARKET: Joanne Harris’s Midnight Mimosa

Midnight Mimosa: “He waited two hours at a table and bought a glass of champagne that tasted like pulverized starlight (and which, of course, went straight to his head). Then, as he was starting to think Vanessa would never appear, he saw her, with a group of friends, standing at the bar…”

”Food and fiction in fairytales have long since been co-conspirators. Food brings us together; it helps us understand our world. It helps us understand other worlds, too, through culture and tradition. Most of all, as readers, it gives a context for what we read, and the preparation of food provides a sociable, safe space through which to expand the experience. Food provides a connection between even the most distant of Worlds; I hope you’ll try these simple recipes from The Moonlight Market. They’re recipes anyone can make, and of course, they’re meant for sharing; just as stories are meant for sharing and enjoying. Take from them what you need, and welcome to the world of The Moonlight Market.

Joanne Harris

The Moonlight Market Book Club Buzz



4 servings

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time


THE MOONLIGHT MARKET: Joanne Harris’s Midnight Mimosa

  • 1 cup sweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
  1. Fill champagne flutes with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice. Top off with champagne. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve chilled.