Are you looking for an elegant and refreshing cocktail to serve for your next brunch or your next gathering? We have the perfect cocktail for you: the mimosa. This mimosa cocktail recipe is named after the color of mimosa trees (bright yellow) found in the South of France and with champagne being one of its ingredient, it has an elegant touch to it. A sure success for all events!
A Refreshing Mimosa Cocktail Recipe for Brunch
A mimosa cocktail is great for a brunch, buffet or as a pre-dinner drink (apéritif) for a special occasion. We also included a non alcoholic mimosa cocktail recipe so your little ones can say “cheers” (“tchin-tchin” or “santé” in France) with the grown-ups — so endearing to see them feel so special when they do. Enjoy in moderation!
Mimosa Cocktail Recipe (Cocktail Mimosa)
by Art of the Home
- 1 part chilled champagne
- 1 part chilled orange juice (preferably strained freshly squeezed– careful no pulp and seeds)
- A dash of orange liqueur (type Grand-Marnier or Cointreau) — optional
- Pour orange juice and Grand-Marnier in individual champagne glasses (flute).
- Tilt champagne glass and add champagne slowly .
- Enjoy chilled.
Art of the Home Suggestions:
- Champagne to use: the mimosa cocktail is sweetened by the orange juice so it is better to use a dry champagne (brut) and of lower quality since it will be mixed with a juice. You can even opt for a sparkling wine.
- Dosage: although the original mimosa cocktail recipe calls for a 1 to 1 ratio of champagne and orange juice, if you feel the orange juice is too overpowering, feel free to lower the quantity of orange juice. We suggest experimenting with a 3 to 1 (3 champagne, 1 OJ) or 2 to 1 (2 champagne, 1 OJ) ratio if you find this mimosa cocktail recipe too sweet.
- Mimosa without alcohol: the children love it, they get to have a cocktail too! Pour “Perrier” instead of Champagne and dissolve a spoon of sugar (or vanilla sugar). You can also substitute Perrier with 7Up but then skip the sugar.