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How to make the best mimosa at home
Mimosas are a delicious combination of sparkling wine and orange juice. They’re simple, fun, and perfect for in-store service. Read on for our tips on how to improve it, including the right ratio and the best wine to buy.
Since only a few ingredients are needed to prepare mimosa cocktails, I like to ensure high quality. To make mimosa you will need:
- sparkling wine
- orange juice
- Optional extras like vodka, grand marnier, chambord and even whiskey
How to choose sparkling wine for mimosas
I like to use a dry, unsweetened sparkling wine. Use any wine you like the taste of. However, you don’t have to break the bank. We spend between $12 and $15 on the sparkling wine that we add to our mimosas.
Your best bet is to look for “cava,” which comes from Spain, or an American sparkling wine, which costs around $15.
A dry Prosecco is also a great option. Don’t go under $10 unless you’ve found something you love, as it can give you a core headache.
For the best mimosa, use freshly squeezed orange juice
If you can balance it out, use freshly squeezed orange juice. It sounds like an exaggeration, but considering half the drink is juice, you want the best.
Freshly squeezed orange juice tastes fresher, lighter, slightly tart and more delicate than anything you can find in the store. However, when we are in a hurry, we use “Simply” brand orange juice.
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A classic mimosa recipe calls for equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice. While we think that ratio is best, we hold back a bit when serving a brunch crowd. You can also increase the wine. Keep in mind that these will have more power.
When preparing a mimosa, always add sparkling wine first and then drizzle with orange juice.
This way the cocktail will mix itself and not form a sticky mess on the glass. Stirring is not necessary as this will smooth out the wine.
do them for a crowd
Ever since we shared how we make mimosas, many of our readers have asked how to make mimosas for a crowd. You can make mimosa in a jar.
Pre-mix the mimosas in a pitcher just before your guests arrive. Don’t do this too far in advance or you’ll lose some fizz.
Whether you premix the mimosas or prepare them individually, make sure the wine and orange juice are chilled. Keep the wine, orange juice and, if put in a pitcher, the pitcher in the fridge until your guests arrive.
Varieties of Mimosa
The combination of orange juice and sparkling wine is fantastic, but did you know there are many variations for mimosa? Here are some of my favorites:
- Add some cranberry, pineapple, or pomegranate juice.
- Replace some of the orange juice with blood orange or grapefruit juice.
- Add a tablespoon of peach or strawberry puree to the bottom of each champagne flute.
- Add chopped fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and orange slices.
- Add a tablespoon of liquor like Grand Marnier or Chambord (for a French-inspired mimosa).
Mimosa (native) without alcohol
For a non-alcoholic mimosa cocktail, substitute soda or flavored sparkling water for the sparkling wine. Non-alcoholic grape juice is a popular choice. I also like flavored sparkling water.
There are so many flavors when it comes to sparkling water. Lime or lemon would be delicious, or for a tropical twist, try coconut-flavored water and some pineapple juice.
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Updated recipe originally posted December 2012. Since posting in 2012 we have changed the recipe to make it clearer and added a short recipe video. – Adam and Joanne
How to make the best mimosa
Mimosas are perfect for brunches, birthdays, parties and weddings. For the best mimosa, use a dry, unsweetened sparkling wine. We typically spend $12-$15 on the sparkling wine that we add to our mimosas. Your best bet is to look for “cava,” which comes from Spain, or an American sparkling wine, which costs around $15. A dry Prosecco is also a great option.
Make 8 servings
Watch us at the recipe
1 bottle (750 ml) of chilled dry sparkling wine
3 cups (750 ml) fresh orange juice (freshly squeezed is best)
1/2 cup (120ml) Grand Marnier, optional
Advice from Adam and Joanne
- To Make 1 Mimosa Cocktail: In a champagne flute, combine 1/3 cup chilled sparkling wine, 1/3 cup chilled orange juice, and 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or Triple Sec.
- Nutritional Information: The nutritional information below is an estimate. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Nutritional value per serving: calories 156 / protein 1g / carbohydrates 15g / fiber 0g / total sugar 9 grams / total fat 0g / Saturated Fatty Acids 0g / cholesterol 0g
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