The Mimosa drink recipe is an old classic. You may generally think of it as orange juice and champagne, but there’s actually a little bit more to it than that.
This drink is most often served as a brunch cocktail. And it makes a wonderful brunch cocktail, because it’s low on alcohol and high on vitamin C. It doesn’t need an expensive champagne. In fact, you can use leftover champagne from a party. I generally use prosecco for champagne cocktails, and it’s a good standby. You may find your “ideal” mimosa requires a particular brand or type, but you can’t go wrong with any decent champagne.
Try it with this Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Casserole from Little Spice Jar. The savory flavors in the dish pair wonderfully with the sweet notes of the cocktail. Or you could try it with this Spinach and Gruyere Cheese Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust from Happily Unprocessed. It’s the kind of rich, dense dish that makes a light cocktail like the Mimosa ideal. (And go ahead and use whole eggs instead of just the egg whites – we now know eating cholesterol isn’t what gives you high cholesterol.)
But the Mimosa isn’t just a brunch drink. It’s also good anytime you’re wanting a drink that’s light on alcohol, but delicious and easy to love. It makes for a nice aperitif, too. You can serve these before a dinner party starts because they’re light enough on the alcohol not to get anyone tipsy on an empty stomach. And if you’re entertaining non-drinkers, of course we have a delicious Mockmosa just for them.
Mimosa Drink Recipe
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed orange juice (if you can’t get that, Simply Orange is a good substitute)
- 3 1/2 ounce chilled champagne
Build the ingredients in order in a champagne flute. Garnish with an orange slice.