How to Make a Mimosa Cocktail

Two Methods:Making a Classic MimosaMaking a Mimosa Variation

The mimosa cocktail is an easy and lovely drink to make any time of the year, but is especially wonderful for a Mother's Day brunch. You can make this by the glass or in a punch bowl. Just use equal amounts of orange juice and champagne. Use inexpensive champagne as this drink tastes wonderful when it is used to make the drink.

Method 1
Making a Classic Mimosa

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    Pour equal parts of champagne and orange juice into a champagne flute.
    • Which champagne to try? Cava or Prosecco are both great options. Opt for a sparkling wine that is not too sweet, as the sweetness of the orange juice combined with the sweetness of the wine could overpower the drink.
    • Always remember to chill your orange juice and champagne beforehand. Lukewarm mimosas are not as dapper as chilly ones.
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    Add a splash of Triple Sec liqueur (optional). While most people think of a mimosa as simply containing orange juice and champagne, a true mimosa contains a splash of Triple Sec to fortify the drink.[1]
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    Stir gently and garnish with mint or fresh fruit. Serve.
    • For a great way to incorporate fruit into the mimosa while chilling the drink, freeze some fruit — raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mango, pineapple, the list goes on — and then place them in the drink right before serving. They will act as ice cubes and keep your drink cool for you while you sip.
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Method 2
Making a Mimosa Variation

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    Make a cranberry mimosa. Technically, you can make a mimosa with any fruit juice. All you need to worry about is getting the ratio of fruit juice to champagne right. This recipe is great for when you're in the mood for something different.
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    Make an apricot mimosa. Combining apricot nectar, pineapple nectar, orange juice and champagne, this mimosa is about as tropical as you can get.
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    Make a hermosa mimosa. It runs off the tip of your tongue thrillingly, just as it runs down your throat enticingly. This mimosa is a simple mix of guava and champagne, topped with maraschino cherries on top.


  • For larger quantities, pour the orange juice and champagne into a punch bowl.


  • Do not drink and drive.
  • Do not serve to minors.

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