Brunch always tastes better when paired with a Mimosa.
This classic cocktail is a simple yet delicious one. Only made with two ingredients, but these ingredients must be high quality. The refreshing taste reminds those that you don’t need much to make something taste good. A Mimosa, compared to the Screwdriver (made with vodka instead of Champagne,) is much lighter.
The drink has become a phenomenon, as many restaurants offer bottomless brunch. In case you want to make your own Mimosa, we suggest going to extra mile to make it perfect. Instead of buying store-bought orange juice, which often contains tons of sugar, try juicing your own. Depending on how many Mimosas are being drunk, you won’t need too much orange juice. Instead of overpowering the Champagne or sparkling wine with the citrus, simply add a small amount.
This classic drink is typically served in a Champagne flute or a wine glass. You can even add on different garnishes like a strawberry slice or blood orange wedges. Some add a splash of grenadine for some color or swap out orange juice for grapefruit. It pairs magically with eggs benedict or a large stack of pancakes. Mimosas are a classic for a reason.
Here is a simple recipe.
- 4 oz. Sparkling Wine or Champagne
- 2 oz. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
Preparation: In a Champagne flute, add fresh-squeezed orange juice. Top with chilled sparkling wine or Champagne. Garnish with an orange wedge and serve.