What’s a brunch without mimosas? Can you even call it brunch if mimosas aren’t even an option? Better to play it safe and have this mimosa recipe ready and waiting for your next get-together! Serve it alongside our Vegetable Frittata for a perfectly delicious brunch menu.
A classic mimosa comes together in just minutes but always feels like a treat.
While brunch might be a bit early for a full glass of champagne, adding some OJ to the mix allows you to still toast the occasion without getting too buzzed before bacon. Orange juice is the perfect complement to champagne, as it sweetens it without resulting in a cloying cocktail.
They also work beautifully with most brunch recipes – whether you’re serving savory dishes (like our Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce) or going the sweet avenue (like our Strawberry Sweet Rolls), a mimosa doesn’t overpower or contrast yet they are most definitely not boring!
Mimosas were first invented in 1920s Paris and still to this day have that elegance that one can imagine they originally held. There is truly no better way to greet your brunch guests than with a freshly poured mimosa.
And, of course, you can swap out the orange juice for whatever is in season – or to complement your menu. Why not try a white cranberry mimosa for Christmas? Or a strawberry mimosa for summer?
Ingredients for Mimosas
- 6 oz orange juice
- 6 oz champagne or sparkling wine
- Orange peel twist
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Mimosas are incredibly easy to make and replenish, making them the perfect low-fuss brunch cocktail. Perhaps the fussiest thing about them is whatever optional garnish you choose to add to the glass. (Read how we made those cute orange spirals below.)