How to Make Mimosas – my all-time favorite mimosa recipe is a simple bubbly cocktail made with champagne and orange juice. It’s also easy to make a mimosa bar for some fun and delicious variations of this traditional mimosa drink!
It only takes 5 minutes to make the best mimosas, and you can serve them at weekend brunch or any holiday parties. My favorite mimosa is cranberry orange mimosa because of its refreshing taste and gorgeous look!
What is a Mimosa? Mimosa is a classic sparkling beverage made with dry sparkling wine and orange juice, traditionally served with brunch. It’s one of my favorite cocktail recipes!
Why is it called Mimosa? The cocktail is named after the yellow-flowered mimosa plant, Acacia dealbata.
Alright, so what’s in a mimosa? The basic mimosa calls for only two ingredients: champagne and orange juice. But you can add many other ingredients for a fun twist!
WHAT KIND OF CHAMPAGNE IS BEST FOR MIMOSAS
Champagne (or any type of sparkling wine) is traditional for a mimosa. Best champagne for mimosas can be a true champagne such as Brut, or other sparkling wine such as Cava or dry Prosecco. Sparkling wine is a cheaper option than true champagne, but Cava and Prosecco work just as well for this recipe.
ORANGE JUICE FOR MIMOSA DRINK
Orange juice is the classic choice for this recipe. It’s best to use high-quality orange juice. You can use either freshly squeezed or bottled orange juice. Go for pulp-free and avoid frozen or concentrate ones. You can also go with other juice for a different twist.
Use tall glasses, ideally champagne flutes, for your mimosa. If you don’t have them on hand, use tall wine glasses.
Traditionally mimosa has equal parts of champagne and juice, and I love my mimosa with this 1:1 ratio. You can adjust the ratio to your own preference.
BEST MIMOSA RECIPE
If you’re a lover of champagne, you most definitely need to know how to make mimosas. My favorite mimosa recipe is orange cranberry mimosa made with champagne, orange juice and cranberry juice. Cranberry juice adds an extra bit of flavor that’s perfect compliment to this cocktail.
HOW TO MAKE MIMOSAS
Making mimosas is incredibly easy and this cocktail is an amazing addition to your next brunch! You can make it in a glass for a single serving or add all ingredients in a large pitcher and serve a crowd!
- Chill all ingredients in your refrigerator before making your mimosas. Chilling your champagne flute prior to serving is also ideal!
- Add in champagne or sparkling wine first and then juice to prevent it from overflowing.
- Avoid stirring your mimosas as doing so will create more bubbles.
- Add ice to keep things cool.
- Garnish with orange or lemon wedges for the amazing look!
That’s it! So easy!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BELLINI AND A MIMOSA?
The Bellini is similar to Mimosa and it is made with a similar dry sparking wine and white peach puree.
MIMOSA BAR IDEAS
Setting a mimosa bar is a great idea to invite your guests to create their own mimosa variations! Just place champagne bottles next to different juices. Everyone can pour themselves equal parts of champagne and fruit juice (or whatever mimosa ratio they prefer)! Here are some popular variations:
- Apple Cider Mimosa: Add apple cider into your champagne or the sparkling wine.
- Cranberry Mimosa: Add cranberry juice into champagne.
- Pineapple Mimosa: Add pineapple juice into champagne.
- Hawaiian Mimosa: It’s a tropical twist on mimosa. Just add some coconut rum and pineapple juice to your champagne.
- Non-alcoholic Mimosa: Replace your champagne with soda water or ginger ale for a non-alcoholic version.
Any way you choose to make this refreshing drink, it’s a perfect cocktail to impress!
- 1 bottle (750ml) champagne or dry sparkling wine, chilled
- 375 ml orange juice
- 375 ml cranberry juice
- lemon wedges optional
- cranberries for decoration, optional
- For the best results, chill all ingredients in your refrigerator before making your mimosas.
- Add in champagne or sparkling wine to a large pitcher.
- Mix orange juice and cranberry juice
- Add juice to the pitcher. Don’t stir your mimosas as doing so will create more bubbles.
- Add ice to keep things cool.
- Garnish with cranberries and lemon wedges.
- You can chill your champagne flutes or wine glasses before serving too.
- If you prefer to make traditional champagne and orange juice mimosa, just omit the cranberry juice and increase orange juice to 750ml.