Mimosas are the best brunch companion! Learn what makes a mimosa recipe and 4 delicious flavors to change things up when making the perfect mimosa!

What is a mimosa?

A classic mimosa recipe is 1 part orange juice to 1 part champagne. But there are lots of things that separate a mediocre mimosa to a fantastic one.

  • Make sure the champagne is chilled before serving as well. No one likes a room temperature mimosa.
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice. This tastes the best and really makes a mimosa stand out. Just make sure it is chilled before serving.

Don’t have patience or time for fresh squeezed orange juice? No problem! Buy orange juice that contains pulp. This will be closest to fresh squeezed.

What champagne is best for a mimosa recipe?

You want to use dry champagne like a Brut or Cava. A dry Prosecco can work as well.

Cava is from Spain and Prosecco is from Italy. You can get a good bottle for under $20 and they both work great when making mimosas.

Don’t think you need to use the fanciest champagne for a mimosa either! I usually buy a cheap to a mid-range bottle when making mimosas.

How to make a mimosa bar

Mimosa bars are fun for brunches, bridal showers, weddings, or any party.

  • Put different juices in clear bottles and label them. 
  • Have chilled champagne and champagne flutes set up to allow your guests to make their own mimosa!

Make mimosas in a pitcher

Making mimosas in a pitcher is a great way to keep the drinks flowing for a large crowd.

  • Add fresh fruit and about 3 cups of juice to a pitcher and place in the fridge to chill
  • Pour a bottle of champagne into the pitcher before serving.

Mimosa Recipes

When you want something more than champagne and orange juice, spice up your mimosas with one of these variations!

Lavender Lemonade Mimosa

Perfect for Summer, these pretty drinks use lemonade and a homemade lavender syrup!

champagne flute of lavender lemonade mimosa

Watermelon Mint Mimosa

Another great mimosa for Summer, this recipe uses fresh watermelon juice and muddled mint

watermelon mint mimosas in champagne flutes

Rosé Grapefruit Mimosas

Swap out regular champagne and use sparkling rosé to make a pink-hued mimosa!

rose mimosa with grapefruit juice on marble counter with flowers

Orange Strawberry Mimosa

Closest to a traditional mimosa, the addition of fresh strawberries makes this mimosa really stand out.

hand garnishing mimosas with strawberry and orange

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