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.