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A mimosa cocktail in a champagne flute.

Mimosa Cocktail

No weekend brunch menu is complete without a sparkling Mimosa Cocktail. Discover the perfect ratio for a just-sweet-enough mimosa, then explore fun variations and pretty garnish ideas.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 80kcal


  • 3 ounces orange juice (see note 1)
  • 3 ounces dry sparkling wine (see note 2)
  • orange slice for garnish (see note 3)


  • To a chilled Champagne flute or wine glass, add 3 ounces of the juice of choice (about halfway). Add sparkling wine and gently combine juice into wine by lifting the juice mixture up into the wine with the spoon. Garnish and serve.



  1. Orange juice: Fresh-squeezed is best, and pulp-free makes for a smoother cocktail.
  2. Dry sparkling wine: Any style will do. Choose French Champagne, Italian prosecco, Spanish cava or any variety of sparkling wine.
  3. Orange slice: Or garnish with an orange twist, fresh berries, or fresh herbs.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes a single cocktail. 1 (750mL) bottle sparkling wine will make about 8 cocktails, so you'll need 24 ounces juice for each bottle.
  5. Make ahead: Since they're made with bubbly, mimosas are best enjoyed as soon as possible after you pop open the bottle.
  6. Orange liqueur: To boost the orange flavor, add 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) orange liqueur with the juice.
  7. Bellini: Substitute peach juice for the orange juice (add 1/4 ounce peach schnapps if desired). Garnish with a fresh peach slice.
  8. Kir Royale: Substitute 1/2 ounce (3 teaspoons) Crème de Cassis (a black currant liqueur) for the orange juice. Increase sparkling wine to 5 or 6 ounces, and garnish with a lemon twist or fresh berries.
  9. Mimosa bar: Let everyone choose their own mimosa adventure! Set out a variety of juices and a few bottles of sparkling wine. Complete the bar with plenty of fresh fruit garnishes and tiny tongs for serving.


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg