A Mimosa is a time-honoured tradition for New Year’s Day, bridal and baby showers, and pre-wedding bridal party drinks the world over. It’s also the perfect way to kick off a family brunch, ladies’ lunch, after work catch-ups, or pre-dinner canapes at sunset.
Serving up this classic cocktail at your next special occasion is a sure-fire way to impress your guests and create a fun and festive vibe… with basically zero effort.
Easy-to-make and delightful to drink, a Mimosa is traditionally served in a Champagne flute that is half filled with chilled orange juice and topped up with any type of sparkling wine you like.
The best-tasting Mimosas, however, use a sparkling wine that has a crisp, dry finish to offset the sweetness of the orange juice. A high-quality Blanc de Blancs, Cuvée or Prosecco are the perfect choice to make Mimosas – save your expensive French Champagne for another day.
In our recipe we recommend using Tempus Two Blanc de Blancs Sparkling. Our Prosecco is also a great choice if you prefer something slightly sweeter.
A Mimosa and Buck’s Fizz and very similar cocktails using the same two ingredients – sparkling wine and orange juice. But they differ when it comes to the ratio of bubbles to OJ. A Mimosa is made with equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice; while its slightly boozier British cousin, The Buck’s Fizz, is made with two-parts sparkling wine and one-part orange juice.
Mimosas are a popular brunchtime beverage because of its lower alcohol content compared to other cocktails. When made the traditional way with half sparkling wine and half orange juice, one Mimosa has around 6% alcohol content per serve – which equates to half a standard drink.
If you wanted to make a Mimosa even more morning-friendly, you could try using our Tempus Two Lighten Up Prosecco, which would halve the alcohol content again to around 3%.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
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