Mimosa: A Bubbly Brunch Delight


The Mimosa—a sparkling blend of orange juice and champagne—is the quintessential brunch companion. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, hosting a bridal shower, or simply enjoying a lazy Sunday morning, the Mimosa adds a touch of effervescence to your day. Let’s explore its origins, variations, and how to create this delightful libation.

The Origins

The Mimosa’s roots trace back to the 1920s, where it gained popularity as a daytime cocktail. Named after the vibrant yellow mimosa flower, this drink embodies freshness and celebration. With its simple yet elegant combination of citrus and bubbles, the Mimosa has become a beloved classic.

Crafting the Perfect Mimosa


  • 3/4 ounce premium triple sec (optional but recommended)
  • 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice, chilled
  • 4 ounces sparkling wine, chilled
  • Orange slice, for garnish


  1. Gather the Ingredients:
    • Ensure your orange juice is freshly squeezed and well-chilled.
    • Choose a quality sparkling wine—brut Champagne, Spanish Cava, Prosecco, or an American sparkling wine.
  2. Assemble the Mimosa:
    • In a Champagne flute, pour the orange liqueur (if using) and the orange juice.
    • Slowly top up the glass with sparkling wine, pouring it gently to preserve the bubbles.
    • Garnish with a slice of orange.
  3. Serve and Sip:
    • Raise your glass and enjoy the harmonious blend of citrus and effervescence.

Variations and Tips

  • Grand Mimosas: Add a teaspoon of Grand Marnier to elevate the flavor.
  • Pitcher Mimosas: Increase the ingredients proportionately to make a pitcher. Add the sparkling wine just before serving to keep it bubbly.
  • Glassware Matters: Opt for a Champagne flute to enhance the wine’s bubbles.

Remember, the Mimosa isn’t just a drink; it’s a celebration in a glass. So clink those flutes, toast to life, and savor the delightful simplicity of this brunch classic. Cheers! 

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