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.
Servings 1 serving
- 3 ounces orange juice (see note 1)
- 3 ounces dry sparkling wine (see note 2)
- orange slice for garnish (see note 3)
- Orange juice: Fresh-squeezed is best, and pulp-free makes for a smoother cocktail.
- Dry sparkling wine: Any style will do. Choose French Champagne, Italian prosecco, Spanish cava or any variety of sparkling wine.
- Orange slice: Or garnish with an orange twist, fresh berries, or fresh herbs.
- 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.
- Make ahead: Since they're made with bubbly, mimosas are best enjoyed as soon as possible after you pop open the bottle.
- Orange liqueur: To boost the orange flavor, add 1/4 ounce (1 1/2 teaspoons) orange liqueur with the juice.
- Bellini: Substitute peach juice for the orange juice (add 1/4 ounce peach schnapps if desired). Garnish with a fresh peach slice.
- 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.
- 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