101 Mimosa Cocktail Recipes You Should Try on a Girls' Day Out

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Mimosas are arguably the most popular choice of drink for ladies because of its light and bubbly taste. Known as a staple during Sunday brunch, this delicious can be packed with lesser alcohol or go virgin, if preferred. Even better, it is easy to prepare the mimosa for large crowds since you only throw in everything and you’re good to go.

The mimosa has a very interesting history that spanned a few decades before the name stuck. Rumored to have been created by bartender Frank Meier. The first version of the mimosa appeared in 1925 in at the Ritz Bar in Paris, France. It was originally called Champagne Orange. Although Meier included the mimosa in the cookbook he authoured in 1934,  he never really acknowledged it as his own. It was the British royal family that named the fancy drink as mimosa in the 1960s, and made their own version from iced champagne and orange juice. However, it was not meant to be a morning drink.

In 1968, after so many years of being confined in Europe, it made its debut in new York City and started to become a part of the brunch menu. It became a brunch staple in 1971 and was a popular item in brunch menus in 1977 until now. 

So, after the interesting history, here’s the classic mimosa recipe that has captured every lady’s heart on Sunday brunches. 

 

Classic Mimosa

Ingredients
  • 1 part champagne
  • 1 part fresh orange juice
  • Orange wheel for garnishing

Instructions to Make

  1. Chill the champagne overnight to get it to the right temperature.
  2. Chill the fresh orange juice for about 30 minutes. You can use Tropicana Orange Juice if you prefer it.
  3. Tilt the champagne flute to 45o when pouring the wine so it will not fizz too much.
  4. Fill the flute to a half or less, depending on the desired strength of the mimosa.
  5. Still tilting the glass, gradually add the chilled orange juice almost to the brim.
  6. Set the glass upright and continue pouring slowly until full.
  7. Do not stir. The action of the fizz is enough to mix the cocktail.
  8. Garnish with an orange wheel. Serve with straw.

 Mimosa Variations

For a wider range of choices, here’s 100 mimosa other recipes to try. We’ve grouped them to  easy, daring, and virgin for your easy browsing. We also added a beer group for your guy friends who think mimosas are too girly and pitcher group for those who want to throw in everything and let the guests pour for themselves.

A. Easy

These mimosa recipes are as easy to make as 1-2-3. With literally just 3 ingredients, the only thing you need to remember is to chill everything beforehand. Mix everything together and serve. Voila! Your party is ready to roll. Enjoy!

1. Sunset Mimosa

The gradual change of color from a darker orange to a brighter yellow evokes the beauty of sunset. That and the delicately delicious taste sets this easy mimosa a notch apart from the other mimosas.

Ingredients

Instruction to make:

  1. Pour champagne in champagne glass.
  2. Add the orange juice.
  3. Tap with a splash of raspberry syrup. Do not stir. Let it settle for a bit.
  4. Serve cold.

2. Grapefruit Rose Mimosa

The soft pink hue of this drink will really woo you to pick it up, the dried rose petals adding to its allure.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a small bowl, add CK Pink Sanding Sugar. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rim, then dip in sanding sugar.
  2. Add grapefruit juice and top off with champagne.

3. Mandarin Mimosa

The vivid orange of this cocktail plus the delicately sweet aroma of mandarin oranges will hook you while you’re at it. Innocent yet inviting, the Mandarin Mimosa is your newly found favorite of the scores of mimosas around you.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Pour 2 oz of mandarin juice into each champagne flute – should be about half full for most champagne glasses.
  2. Add a dash of the orange liqueur.
  3. Top off each drink with 2 oz of champagne or sparkling wine.
  4. Serve immediately.

4. Blood Orange Mimosas

Mimosas galore! Here's another orange variety to try in your mimosa. Delight yourself in the distinct flavors of blood oranges.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. fresh blood orange juice
  • 1 bottle dry Prosecco or other dry sparkling wine
  • Fresh blood orange slices for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Into each of 8 champagne flutes or tall juice glasses, pour 1/4 cup blood orange juice. If not in season, you may use Monin Blood Orange Puree mixed with a little water.
  2. Top off each glass with some Prosecco.

5. Pear Mimosa

Imagine biting into the crunchy goodness of fresh pears in this very easy mimosa. Level up the pear experience by using pureed pears instead of the nectar. Lovely!

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In champagne flutes, add pear nectar and top off with champagne.
  2. Garnish with pear slices.

6. Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade Mimosa

This mimosa just got better with the raspberry lemonade.

Ingredients

Instructions to Make

  1. Pour about 1/3 ounce of raspberry lemonade into a champagne flute. Top off with champagne.
  2. Top with fresh sugared raspberries. Enjoy!

 

7. Watermelon Cucumber Basil Mimosa

Spring is nearing! Time to think of some welcome spring party with this watermelon mimosa, perfect for the balmy Sunday morning brunch or night out with friends. Throw in some cucumber and basil and you're on your way to perfection.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Drop a few watermelon and cucumber cubes into a Collins glass.
  2. Add one part each of the orange juice and watermelon juice.
  3. Slowly pour the champagne to avoid fizzing.

 

8. Pineapple Mimosa

A tropical twist to the classic mimosa you love. Try a sweeter champagne to balance the tartness of the pineapple juice.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Chill the sparkling wine in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. The colder, the better!
  2. In a champagne flute, add sparkling wine and pineapple juice.
  3. Top the cocktail off with a splash of 7-Up, to taste.

 

9. Grapefruit Sage Mimosa

Spice up your grapefruit mimosa with sage for that fresh eucalyptus-like smell. Overdoing it may result in a slightly bitter taste so go easy on it. Drop the sprig just before serving for the aroma without the bitterness.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Pour grapefruit juice into a champagne flute until half full.
  2. Top with champagne.
  3. Drop a sage sprig into the mimosa and serve.

 

10. Cherry Mimosa

Who doesn’t love a cherry on top of a decadent chocolate cake? How about that tartly sweet fruit to flavor your mimosa? Known to improve sleep and boost immunity, this mimosa will guarantee you a peaceful snooze when the party’s over.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Fill a champagne flute to a thirds with the tart cherry juice.
  2. Top with champagne.
  3. Garnish with a cherry.

 

11. Lemonade Mimosa with Blood Orange

Amp up your lemonade mimosa with blood orange juice. Now, with a blood orange sour mix in the market, you'll never worry about it being off season. Enjoy this citrus-y fresh mimosa all year round.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Add some fresh-squeezed blood orange juice to the lemonade.
  2. Fill a champagne flute 1/2 full with the blood orange lemonade.
  3. Top it off with champagne or dry sparkling white wine.

12. Pear Nectar & Thyme Mimosa

Get a more intense pear nectar mimosa by adding some thyme to it. Add more aroma to your mimosas with this herb.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme into a stemless wine glass.
  2. Pour 1 part of pear nectar into the glass.
  3. Top with champagne.

13. Pomegranate Mimosa

Greek mythology has it that the pomegranates are an offering to the goddess of fertility to bring an otherwise infertile land to fruition. Whatever the myth, pomegranates are a welcome addition to this list of mimosas to try.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In champagne flutes, fill with 1/4 cup sweetened pomegranate juice and top off with champagne.
  2. Garnish with pomegranate seeds.

14. Grapefruit Mimosa

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a small bowl, add pink sanding sugar.
  2. Dip champagne flutes in water to wet the rim, then dip in sanding sugar.
  3. Add grapefruit juice and top off with champagne.

15. Apple Cider Mimosa

Still feeling a little Christmas-y with the nippy breeze? Try this apple cider mimosa as you curl on a warm rug in front of the fire. Movie night in winter has never been this good.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Dip the top of each champagne glass into syrup and then dip in the sprinkles to coat.
  2. Pour each champagne glass 1/2-3/4 full with apple cider.
  3. Top with champagne

 

16. Strawberry Mimosas

Who wouldn't love this strawberry mimosa? Frothy and sweet, this drink is a celebration on its own.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. chopped strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. Domino Granulated Sugar
  • 1 c. champagne, plus more for topping off flute
  • Sliced strawberries, for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. In a food processor, blend strawberries, sugar, and champagne until fully combined.
  2. Pour into champagne flutes. Be careful when pouring because the frothy mix can be messy.
  3. Top with more bubbly. 
  4. Garnish with a strawberry slice and serve.

 

17. Valentine's Day Mimosa

Woo your lady love with this Valentine's Day Mimosa, complete with strawberry hearts. Pair with some chocolates and you're on the road for some romance.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Using a paring knife, cut strawberries into a heart shape.
  2. Pierce about 2-3 onto skewers.
  3. In champagne flutes, fill each glass about two-thirds full with champagne.
  4. Pour in about a tablespoon of grenadine on top.
  5. Garnish with strawberry skewers.

 

18. Mango Mimosa

Indulge in this tropical fruit in a sinfully delicious mimosa. Perfect for summer night parties.

Ingredients

  • 4 mangoes
  • 1 mango, cubed for garnishing
  • 1 bottle Champagne

Instruction to make

  1. In a blender, puree diced mangoes. Using a fine-mesh sieve, strain puree, discarding any solids.
  2. In a large pitcher, mix together pureed mango and champagne.
  3. Thread 3 to 4 mango cubes each onto 8 skewers. Pour mango mimosa into 8 stemless cocktail glasses and serve each with a mango skewer.

 

19. Lemonade Mimosa

Lemonade just got a little more interesting by transforming this summer staple into a summer brunch companion for a girls' day out.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a shallow dish, mix lemon zest and sugar.
  2. Rim champagne flutes with a lemon wedge and dip in sugar mixture.
  3. Place one slice of lemon inside each champagne flute, bending if needed.
  4. Fill flute halfway with champagne and top with lemonade. Serve.

 

20. Carrot - Blood Orange Mimosas

Nothing can be bolder than the red orange goodness packed in this very healthy drink, if not for the champagne. Easy to go virgin on this by swapping the champagne with sparkling water.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Combine carrot juice with the blood orange juice in a stemless cocktail glass.
  2. Top with champagne.

 

21. Raspberry Mango Mimosa

This red orange mimosa will surprise you with that tropical taste of mango you would never have imagined in this east meets west concoction. Gotta love that mango juice goodness!

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Drop 2 raspberries into a stemless champagne glass.
  2. Strain the mango nectar if you want just the juice.
  3. Add the mango juice and raspberry liqueur.
  4. Top with prosecco and serve.

 

22. Orange Cranberry Mimosa Bellini

It's a mimosa if you use champagne and a bellini if you use prosecco. Whatever you use, though, this will surely blow you away.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Add juices to champagne flute.
  2. Top off with sparkling wine.
  3. Finish with cranberry and orange slice.

 

23. Tropical Cocktail Mimosa

What’s more tropical than mango and pineapple combined? Throw on a sari for the beach feel even if you are just lounging in your backyard.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Prepare 3 champagne glasses.
  2. Divide the juices into 3: 1 oz mango juice and 2 oz pineapple juice.
  3. Add a drop of grenadine. Taste and add more, depending on your preference.
  4. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne.

24. Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

It’s blueberry picking season and you have more than enough after all the muffins and jams you made. Looking for a good excuse to relax? Pull out that garden chair that you’ve been missing for a while and grab a good book to read while sipping this delicious mimosa.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Mix the blueberry concentrate with the lemonade.
  2. Put 1 part of the lemonade-blueberry mix into a stemless champagne glass.
  3. Top with the champagne.
  4. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

 

25. Kir Royale

What could be easier than a mimosa with just two ingredients? A black currant liqueur and champagne are all you need to make this sophisticated yet simple mimosa. Just remember to chill the champagne overnight.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp creme de cassis
  • champagne

Instruction to make

  1. Add the creme de cassis into a champagne flute.
  2. Top off with champagne. 

Daring

Take daring to a new level with these innovative and adventurous mimosa recipes. Amped up from the simple recipes, these daring mimosas will 

 1. Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa

Who knew that cinnamon can actually taste good on a cocktail? It's like drinking your favorite cinnamon roll, complete with aromatic cinnamon, vanilla and caramel.

Ingredients

Instruction to make:

  1. Pour caramel and cinnamon sugar into separate dishes.
  2. Dip the champagne flutes into the caramel to rim it then to the cinnamon sugar.
  3. Pour apple cider and caramel vodka into each flute.Be careful to protect the rim.
  4. Tilt the flute slightly before topping it with the champagne.
  5. Garnish with an apple slice before serving.

 

2. Orange Raspberry Mimosa

A handful of frozen raspberries is a welcome twist to the classic mimosa. Let it thaw for a while before drinking for a cooler and tastier mimosa.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

 

3. Raspberry Cream Mimosa

 Raspberry cream in a mimosa? Creamy and delicious, this mimosa is a sure winner. The time to make the raspberry cream is so worth it. Totally drool-worthy.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. In a small sauce pan, thaw raspberries on medium heat until they've broken down and become soup-like.
  2. Add sugar to the sauce pan and combine, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add more sugar to taste if you'd like it more sweet.
  3. Remove from heat and puree in a blender until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture through sieve into a freezer-safe container to remove raspberry seeds. Let the mixture cool.
  5. Add whipped cream, stirring to combine.
  6. Place in the freezer for 3-4 hours (or overnight), until frozen.
  7. When you're ready to serve, add 2-3 tablespoons to each champagne glass.
  8. Pour champagne over each and top with raspberries.

 

4. Mango Raspberry Mimosa

Pureed mango combined with fresh raspberry equals a mimosa you can hardly resist. Sweetened with just enough sugar, this is one mimosa you will surely love as a staple in your parties and Sunday brunch with friends.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Make the Mango Puree. If using the ready-to-use puree, you can skip this step.
    1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
    2. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. For Each Mimosa:
    1. Pour 1 ½ ounces (3 tablespoons) mango puree into each champagne flute.
    2. Slowly pour in champagne, until ¾ full.
    3. Add in ½ ounce Chambord and top with raspberries. Serve.

5. Peppermint Bark Mimosa

Can a mimosa get more Christmas-y than this one? Rimmed with chocolate chips and candy canes, you'll want to literally lick off the glass to get a hold of those deliciousness. And the peppermint candy canes? Anyone will fall in love with this mimosa recipe.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pour melted chocolate onto a small plate. Pour crushed candy canes onto a separate plate. Dip rims of champagne flutes first in chocolate, then in crushed candy canes to coat.
  2. Add an ounce of peppermint schnapps to each glass, then top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with full candy canes before serving.

6. Raspberry Float Mimosa

Decadent is the best way to describe this mimosa with vanilla ice cream and topped with whipped cream. Yum!

Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 2 c. sparkling moscato
  • ½ c. Chambord
  • Dream Whip Whipped Cream, for garnish
  • Raspberries, for garnish

Instructions to make

  1. Scoop ice cream into 4 wine glasses. Fill with moscato and top off with Chambord. 
  2. Garnish with whipped topping and raspberries before serving.

 

7. Dole Whip Mimosa

Pineapple juice, sparkling white wine topped with whipped cream for a deliciously tropical and summery drink. Who could ask for more?

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Pour sugar onto a shallow dish. Run a pineapple wedge around 6 champagne flutes and dip in sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a pitcher, stir together pineapple juice and coconut milk until combined. 
  3. Pour into champagne flutes and top off with champagne.
  4. Garnish each flute with whipped topping and a fresh pineapple wedge.

 8. Mimosa Coladas

This mimosa is simple enough to make but we put it in the daring section because of its bold choice of rimming - shredded coconut. This one’s for the real adventurous.

Ingredients

Instructions to make

  1. Rim 12 champagne flutes with lime wedge and dip in coconut to coat. 
  2. Fill each halfway with Champagne or Prosecco. 
  3. Add 1 ounce coconut rum to each glass, then top with pineapple juice and serve.

 

9. Paloma Mimosa

Your love interest just around the corner and seems oblivious of your existence. Time to step up. Champagne not enough for the kick you need? Add some tequila and you have a killer mimosa that will give you all the liquid bravery need. Careful, though, he may fall for you before you know it.

Ingredients:

Instruction to make

  1. Prepare 4 champagne flutes.
  2. Mix the sugar and the salt in a shallow dish.
  3. Wet the champagne flute with the lime wedge then rim with the salt-sugar mixture.
  4. Combine the grapefruit juice, lime juice and tequila in a pitcher.
  5. Fill each champagne flute to a third.
  6. Top with champagne, slowly pouring it to avoid fizzing too much.
  7. Garnish with lime wedges. Serve with straw.

 

10. Mermaid Mimosa

 Easily voted as the most beautiful mimosa recipe in this list because of its lovely color and subtle taste.

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. Midori
  • 1 (32 oz.) bottle Dole pineapple juice
  • 1 bottle Prosecco or Champagne
  • 10 oz. Blue Curaçao
  • 1 lime cut into rounds and halved, for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Pour 1 ounce of Midori into each champagne glass.
  2. Fill each glass ⅓ full with pineapple juice, then top with bubbly.
  3. Finish with an ounce of blue Curaçao.
  4. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

 

11. Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa

Deliciously pink mimosa that’s just about perfect for any occasion. Bring out your muddler for the extra special and pulpy mimosa you will surely love.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine grapefruit juice and five sliced strawberries. Shake until your juice is a dark pink color.
  2. In a champagne glass, combine the champagne and grapefruit/strawberry juice.
  3. Garnish with fresh thyme and strawberries.

Note:

  • For better flavor, let the sliced strawberries sit in the grapefruit juice overnight or you can muddle the strawberries if you’re in a hurry.

 

12. Rose Raspberry Sorbet Mimosa

Buy or make your own raspberry sorbet for this mimosa. Truly delicious and cool.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Rosé Champagne/sparkling wine
  • 1 pint raspberry sorbet
  • fresh herbs for garnish such as rosemary or mint (optional)

Instruction to make

  1. Place one small scoop of raspberry sorbet into a champagne flute.
  2. Top with champagne. Garnish with herbs if desired.

 

13.  Blackberry Mint Mimosa

Blackberry overload? Grab a few more ingredients and concoct this interesting mimosa. Using Demerara coarse sugar gives it a distinct taste that you will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 ounces fresh blackberry juice*
  • 5 spearmint leaves
  • Demerara Coarse Sugar, for muddling
  • 1/4 ounce simple syrup**
  • dry champagne, well-chilled
  • fresh blackberries, for garnish (optional)
  • spearmint sprig, for garnish (optional)

Instruction to make

  1. To make blackberry juice
    1. Muddle fresh blackberries and strain juices out. 
    2. Add juice, mint, and coarse sugar to a cocktail shaker and muddle to release mint oils. 
    3. Add simple syrup and shake well.
  2. To make the mimosa
    1. Strain mixture into a champagne glass and top off with champagne. 
    2. Garnish with fresh blackberries and/or mint sprig and serve.

14. Frozen Cranberry Orange Mimosa

As if one sorbet is not enough, this slushie mimosa takes it to a new level. Cranberry and orange sorbets blended together for a flavor that’s truly to die for. Well, maybe that’s taking it too far but yes, we bet this mimosa will surely make it in your favorite mimosa list.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Make a cranberry sorbet by freezing cranberry juice in ice cube trays.
  2. Do the same for the orange juice.
  3. Blend the sorbets separately until it reaches slushie consistency.
  4. Spoon the juice slush into serving glasses.
  5. Top with prosecco, filling the glass to the top.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

15. Strawberry Cream Mimosa

This low sugar frozen mimosa may be just what you need if you’re weight-watching. Just a hint of honey for that special taste for the sherbet that will glamorize this mimosa. Yum!

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. To make the strawberry cream
    1. In a medium saucepan, pour the raspberries and strawberries.
    2. Set the fire to low/medium.
    3. Cook for 10 minutes until the berries are soupy.
    4. Gradually add 4 packets of Sweet N Low and honey. Stir for another 5 minutes. Add more of the Sweet N Low if needed.
    5. Remove from fire and let sit for 5 minutes.
    6. Puree then sieve the resulting syrup.
    7. Separate the seeds into a bowl.
    8. Add the half and half into the bowl with seeds and pass through the strainer.
    9. Add the vanilla and stir.
    10. Freeze for at least 4 hours in an ice cube tray.
  2. To serve, pour the champagne into a champagne flute.
  3. Add the frozen fruit syrup into the flute.

 

16. Mexican Pomegranate Mimosa

Go Mexican by adding tequila and agave syrup in your mimosa. Make it more enticing with the pomegranate arils. Best paired with nachos in guacamole dip for the authentic Mexican experience.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Shake the agave vigorously with the orange juice to combine.
  2. Place a few arils in the bottom of a standard 6-ounce champagne flute.
  3. Add the pomegranate juice and lime juice.
  4. Add the tequila.
  5. Top with champagne.

 

17. Pineapple Coconut Mimosa

Pineapple plus coconut equals Caribbean experience? Definitely! Good for a beach- or pool-themed party, this delicious mimosa is also super easy to make.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Rim the champagne glass by dipping about 1/4 of it into a simple syrup and shredded coconut.
  2. Set aside upside down on a clean tray to let it dry a little without messing the rest of the glass.
  3. Fill each glass with 1 1/2 ounces of the pineapple and coconut juice.
  4. Top with champagne or prosecco.

 

18. Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosa

Watermelon goes more refreshing with the addition of lime juice. The watermelon puree gives more character to this mimosa.

Ingredients

  • 1 small watermelon, peeled and cubed
  • juice of 2 small limes
  • 2 tbsp In the Raw Agave Sweetener
  • 1 750ml bottle dry sparkling wine, chilled

Instruction to make

  1. Purée the watermelon cubes in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Strain the watermelon using a fine-mesh strainer.
  3. Add the lime juice and, if desired, the agave nectar.

 

19. Tangerine Sorbet Mimosa Float

Another sorbet mimosa you will enjoy, made from tangerine and sparkling wine. Make this virgin by swapping the sparkling wine with a non-alcoholic alternative like Sutter Home Fre Brut NA Champagne Wine

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups fresh tangerine juice 
  • ½ cup sparkling wine 
  • ¾ cup Domino Granulated Sugar 
  • Additional sparkling wine , for serving

Instruction to make

  1. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of the tangerine juice and the sugar over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour the mixture in a bowl and add the remaining tangerine juice and sparkling wine. Chill completely in the fridge.
  3. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. Sorbet will be soft.
  4. Place the sorbet in the freezer for at least 2 hours to firm up.
  5. To serve, scoop the sorbet into wine glasses or champagne flutes. Pour sparkling wine over the sorbet. Serve immediately.

 

20. Cranberry Orange Mimosa

Love this delightful blend of cranberry and orange and spiced up with real vanilla beans for that extra aroma and sweetened with organic coconut sugar for a truly adventurous mimosa experience.

 Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds into a blender. Pulse the seeds with the sugar until combined. Run a cut orange along the rim of a champagne glass and dredge in the sugar.
  2. Add a few cranberries to the bottom of the glass and top with desired amounts of juice and Prosecco.

 

21. Peach Mimosa

Capture the beauty of summer in this delicious mimosa. The phrase “just peachy” truly describes this mimosa recipe with its ease in preparation and the delight of your party guests. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Prepare 10 champagne flutes.
  2. Combine peach puree and orange juice in a pitcher.
  3. Add 1 tsp grenadine into the flutes.
  4. Add the nectar-juice mixture to a third of the glass.
  5. Top with champagne.
  6. Serve immediately.

 

22. Peach Bellini

This Italian version of the mimosa gives another dimension to the mimosa we know by adding pureed peaches into the cocktail for some interesting drinking experience.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized peaches, peeled and dices
  • 1/2 c water, 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of Domino Granulated Sugar
  • 1 bot Prosecco

Instruction to make

  1. Puree peaches, water, lemon juice and sugar in a blender until smooth.
  2. Fill a champagne flute a quarter full of the puree and top with the prosecco.

 

23. Summer Crush Mimosa

The orange mango combination for this mimosa is very invigorating on its own. Packed with lots of Vitamin C that will help you go through an evening of partying, Summer Crush Mimosa is a good choice for the younger generation of party-goers.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. On a small shallow plate, stir together sugar and orange zest. 
  2. Use an orange wedge to wet the rim of four champagne glasses, then dip in sugar mixture.
  3. Fill each glass halfway with Spindrift, then top with prosecco or champagne. 
  4. Finish with a splash of grenadine and an orange wedge for garnish.

 

24. Cherry Bomb Mimosa

Don’t throw away the juice from your maraschino cherries. Here’s a good mimosa recipe to put your sweet cherry juice into good use. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In champagne flutes, combine pineapple juice and maraschino cherry juice.
  2. Top off with champagne and garnish with an orange slice.

 25. Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa

A tropical mimosa fusion you can try if you like white wine rather than the usual champagne used in mimosas. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups Dole Pineapple Juice
  • 1 (750 mL) bottle sparkling white wine, chilled
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, thinly sliced

Instruction to make

  1. Using a pitcher, mix orange and pineapple juice.
  2. Pour orange-pineapple mixture into champagne flutes until half full. Fill glasses with white wine.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with strawberries.

 26. Cinnamon Pear Mimosa

Add spice to your easy pear mimosa by adding some cinnamon to it. Plan this ahead since it needs overnight steeping so unless you want to skip a step and just sprinkle your mimosa with a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a small saucepan heat the pear nectar until it comes to a boil.
  2. Once it boils turn off the heat and add in the cinnamon sticks, then cover with a lid.
  3. Let it steep for 30 minutes then pour into a pitcher, cover and refrigerate overnight or until cold.
  4. For serving, fill champagne flutes half full with the cinnamon pear juice then top off with the prosecco.
  5. Garnish with a pinch of ground cinnamon and a slice of pear.

 

27. Orange Creamsicle Mimosa

Itching for an out-of-the-ordinary mimosa recipe to impress your guests? Try this orange creamsicle mimosa made creamier with whipping cream.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Rim champagne flutes with an orange slice and dip in sugar. Set aside.
  2. In a tall glass, stir together orange juice and Dream Whip Whipped Cream until combined. Pour into champagne flutes and top off with champagne.
  3. Garnish with orange wedge.

 

28. Sherbet Mimosa

A frozen fruit dessert is a fun way to make a fancier mimosa. To make a sorbet, choose from your favorite fruit juice and freeze it overnight. For a creamier mimosa, add some milk and cream to the fruit juice before freezing for a delicious sherbet that you can also enjoy alone.

Ingredients

  • Orange sherbet; you can also use other flavors if you like
  • 1 tablespoon clementine vodka
  • champagne
  • Fresh fruit for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Fill your stemless wine glass with 4 small scoops of sherbet or sorbet. 
  2. Add the vodka.
  3. Top with champagne and garnish with fresh fruit. Enjoy!

29. Mango Pineapple Mimosa

This mimosa is a truly tropical treat. Mango and pineapple are delicious alone but together? They’re a blast. Throw in some good prosecco and you’re off to a Hawaiian vacation right outside your doorstep.

Ingredients

  • 3 c. prosecco
  • 1 c. frozen mango
  • 1 c. pineapple, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 c. ice

Instruction to make

  1. In a blender, combine all Ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with pineapple.

 

30. Tequila Sunrise Mimosa

This mimosa evokes the beauty of the sunrise but that doesn’t give you an excuse to drink that early. This is also a bit stronger and bitter with the addition of the tequila but it is tempered a bit by the grenadine so it’s quite easy to drink too much before you actually feel its effect.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Rim champagne glasses with an orange wedge and dip in sugar.
  2. In each glass, pour 1 ounce tequila and top off halfway with champagne.
  3. Top off with orange juice and a splash of grenadine.
  4. Garnish with an orange wedge and serve.

 

31. Mimosa Jelly Shots

Technically, this is not your regular mimosa since you eat this rather than drink. But we included it here just for the fun of it. You can actually use other alcohol in making this jelly shot. A good spiked snack on a movie night with friends.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Pour juice and sugar into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. 
  2. Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two. 
  3. Stir over low heat until gelatin has dissolved, about five minutes. 
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in champagne (mixture will be foamy.) 
  5. Add a drop of orange flower water, if desired. 
  6. Chill overnight in a 9- by 9-inch pan. Cut and serve.

 

32. Bleeding Mimosa

Best served during Halloween parties, bleeding mimosas gives the illusion of the drink literally bleeding. It's actually just  blood orange ice cubes melting into the champagne. Wait until the ice cubes are fully melted for better taste. 

Ingredients

  • 2 lb blood oranges, juiced
  • Champagne
  • Serves 4 to 6

Instructions

  1. Pour blood orange juice into ice cube trays. You can use Finest Call Premium Blood Orange Sour Mix if fresh blood orange is not available.
  2. Place in the freezer until frozen, at least 6 hours.
  3. Fill champagne flutes with blood orange ice cubes, fill with champagne.

 

33. Mimosa Smoothie

Pull out your blender for this fancy but not so fancy mimosa. Blending is all it takes for this frothy mimosa. Just add yogurt, no ice needed. Just make sure everything is thoroughly chilled before throwing everything in.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine Ingredients in a blender and mix until frothy.
  2. Divide evenly among champagne glasses.

 

34. Cranberry Mimosas

Make a fancier mimosa by garnishing your simple drink with cranberries and rosemary.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Rim champagne flutes with lime and dip in sugar.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass and top with champagne.
  3. Use a toothpick to poke a hole through cranberries. Thread rosemary twigs through cranberries and garnish mimosas.

 

35. Honey Grapefruit Prosecco Mimosa

Sweeten your mimosa with wildflower honey for a wonderful new mimosa experience. Use white cranberry  grapefruit juice for a lighter mimosa or go pink with fresh grapefruit juice. Whatever your pick is, it’s bound to be wonderful.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1 tsp Happy Belly Wildflower Honey
  • ½ cup Voveti Prosecco
  • Grapefruit wedge for garnish (optional)

Instruction to make

  1.  Stir the honey into the grapefruit juice until it dissolves. If fresh grapefruit is not available, you can use Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice.
  2. Pour the grapefruit juice evenly into 2 champagne glasses.
  3. Top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with a grapefruit slice 

36. Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa

Voted as the fanciest mimosa in this list, you might actually find that word an understatement. Gorgeous is the best way to describe this mimosa with its whipped cream topping and strawberry garnish. Add a bit of strawberry syrup and for a sundae you can drink. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Place vodka in the bottom of a champagne flute.
  2. Add ice cream, then top it off with champagne.
  3. Add a dollop of whipped cream and squirt some strawberry syrup.
  4. Top with a strawberry and serve.

 

37. Pina Colada Mimosas

Everybody’s favorite mimosa meets the famous pina colada. Just swap the orange juice in your classic mimosa with the tropical pineapple juice and coconut rum. This one’s made with prosecco but sparkling wine or champagne also works.  


Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a small dish, pour sugar. Rim wine glasses with pineapple wedges then dip in sugar.
  2. Pour 1/4 cup pineapple juice and 2 ounces coconut rum into each flute then top with prosecco.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a maraschino cherry and serve.

 

38. Sunrise Moscato Mimosa

Reminiscent of the famous tequila sunrise, this one uses red Moscato instead, skipped the grenadine and used cranberry pomegranate juice to achieve that elusive sunrise color. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Begin by pouring the orange juice into champagne glass.
  2. Fill the glass 1/3 of the way with the orange juice.
  3. Slowly pour the Bubbly Red Moscato.  
  4. Top with a splash of cranberry pomegranate juice.
  5. Garnish with a sweet, ripe orange and a few fresh cranberries for a festive glass.

 

39. Pink Mimosa Punch

This mimosa can easily be transformed into a pitcher mimosa. Just throw in the juice, juices, and fruits and serve in a punch bowl. Add the champagne just before serving. Best served during spring and harvest festivals to showcase all the fruits in season.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Add juices and vodka to a champagne flute
  2. Top with champagne. 
  3. Garnish with the orange and berries and serve.

 

40. Champagne Punch Mimosa

This super easy sorbet mimosa is a rejuvenating welcome for Sunday brunch visitors. You can make a sorbet mimosa bar by preparing 3-4 sorbets and let your guests choose. Perfect for intimate family parties.

Ingredients

  • 1 750ml bottle champagne, sparkling wine, or prosecco
  • 1/2 cup raspberry sorbet or your favorite flavor sorbet
  • Fresh raspberries or your favorite fruit

Instruction to make

  1. Place 1 scoop of sorbet in the bottom of a champagne flute
  2. Fill with champagne and top with a fresh berry. Serve immediately.

Note: If serving a sorbet mimosa bar, you can keep your sorbet in these insulated tubs. Perfect from the freezer to keeping your sorbet firm outside the freezer.

 

41. Basil Orange Mimosa

Make the basil syrup ahead of time. It can keep well in the refrigerator for a week. The basil gives character to the otherwise basic mimosa recipe.

Ingredients

For simple syrup:

Instruction to make

  1. Muddle orange segments in a champagne glass.
  2. Remove pithy parts of orange to eliminate bitterness.
  3. Add orange juice and basil syrup. 
  4. Top with champagne.

For the basil syrup:

  1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in basil leaves.
  3. Let cool. Store in the refrigerator.

 

42. Mexican Mimosa

Go loco with this Mexican mimosa made with tequila and white wine. To keep this mimosa white, you can opt for the Ocean Spray White Cranberry Juice. Otherwise, you can proceed with the original recipe for a vivid red mimosa.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Pour tequila, simple syrup and grapefruit juice in champagne glass and stir gently to combine.
  2. Add chilled sparkling wine and serve immediately.

 

43. Mimosa Milkshake

Mimosa and ice cream? This is a decadently serious treat for a girl’s summer brunch. Just keep it coming, please!

Ingredients

For the whipped cream

  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange

Instruction to make

  1. In a blender, combine vanilla ice cream and orange juice.
  2. Pulse until lightly blended. 
  3. Add champagne and pulse until well blended.
  4. Serve in wine glasses.

For the whipped cream

  1. Beat heavy whipping cream on medium high speed until bubbly.
  2. Add powdered sugar and orange zest.
  3. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Serve on top of milkshake. 

 

44. Pineapple Peach Mimosa

This medley of flavors mimosa is a welcome treat for girlfriends coming over for a day of gossip and beauty treatments. Also perfect for relaxing after a spa treatment.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Fill a wine glass with the peaches. Pour in 2 oz of pineapple juice over the peaches.
  2. Next pour 8 oz Pineapple Orange Juice over the peaches.
  3. Top off the glass with 4 oz of champagne.

 

45. Hawaiian Mimosa

Put on your swimsuit and a gauzy throw to lounge around the pool party you’re hosting. The Hawaiian Mimosa is a good choice for water-themed parties. Throw in a few palm fronds as decor and you’re on to the best pool party without breaking a budget. 

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 2 oz Dole Pineapple Juice, chilled
  • Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
  • Pineapple slices and/or cherries for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Add coconut rum and pineapple juice to a champagne glass
  2. Top with champagne and garnish with pineapple and/or cherry.

46. Shirley Temple Mimosa

What's not to love about a Shirley Temple? No guilt for spiking this otherwise innocent cocktail. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz.) can 365 Value Lemon-Lime Soda
  • Juice of 1 lime  
  • 4 tsp. Liber & Co Real Grenadine
  • 1 bottle prosecco, chilled
  • Luxardo Maraschino Cherries, for garnish
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Divide lemon-lime soda, lime juice, and grenadine between 4 champagne glasses.
  2. Top each glass with prosecco and garnish with a cherry and a lime wedge.

 

47. Berry Mimosas

Berries abound in this Berry Mimosas. Prepare the syrup at least a day before.This can keep in the refrigerator for a week. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Mix the sugar, water, and 1 1/2 cups of berries in a medium pot
  2. Bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Once 20 minutes is up, remove from heat and push through the mesh strainer.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of syrup to a champagne glass
  5. Fill with prosecco or champagne, leaving about 1 inch of room at the top. 
  6. Garnish with your favorite berries.  

48. Screwed Peach Mimosa

Inspired by screwdriver cocktail made with vodka and orange juice, this mimosa has a high carbonation content from the canned beverage ingredients and the champagne. Be careful when pouring. Perfect for your guy friends who came over on an all-girls party.

Ingredients

Instructions to 

  1. In a rocks glass, without ice, add all the chilled ingredients and serve immediately.

 49. Mango-Pineapple Slushie Mimosa

This simple but delicious mimosa is so easy to make. However, the blending of the tropical fruits is close to heavenly. This is a must-try mimosa recipe.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a blender, combine all Ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into 4 cocktail glasses and garnish with pineapple.

 

50. Summer Mimosa Floats

If you thought 1 scoop of sherbet is enough, try this sherbet overload mimosa! Colorful sherbets in champagne is definitely a festive plus to any gathering. You’ll never go wrong with this. You can also use fresh fruit juices if available; at least 4 juices to represent the colors of the rainbow.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. To make the sorbet:
    1. Separately, mix one cup of whipped cream and 2 cups of juice, resulting in 4 different colors of sherbets.
    2. Freeze in individual ice cream tubs until firm.
  2. To make the mimosa:
    1. In a small dish, pour melted white chocolate. In another small dish, pour rainbow sprinkles. 
    2. Dip champagne glass rims in melted white chocolate, then in sprinkles.
    3. Add 1 scoop of sherbet to each champagne flute
    4. Top with champagne and serve immediately.

51. Tiffany Mimosa

Inspired by the signature color of the boxes of Tiffany jewelries, this unique mimosa will surely captivate you. Similar to the Mermaid Mimosa which uses pineapple juice, this one uses lemonade. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Rim a champagne flute by dipping it lemon juice and granulated sugar.
  2. Add the lemonade and blue curacao, dividing evenly into the prepared flutes.
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. Tie a thin, white ribbon on the stem for some fancy decor.

52. Blushing Mimosa

The blushing mimosa is inspired by the pink flush of a girl caught red-handed while ogling her crush. This is a good choice for young professionals needing a break from a week’s workload. Next time you go out with friends, check this mimosa out.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Add one part each of orange juice and pineapple juice into a champagne flute
  2. Add 1 tbsp of grenadine. Stir. Let it settle.
  3. Top off with champagne.
  4. Garnish with a strip of orange peel.

53. Mimosa Margaritas

Margaritas are made with orange juice, tequila and lime juice and this mimosa tweaked it a bit by adding champagne to make it a mimosa. Complete with the salt rim, you can never tell the difference unless you taste it.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. Tropicana Orange Juice
  • 1/2 c. tequila
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • Lime wedge, for rimming glasses
  • Morton Kosher Salt, for rimming glasses
  • 1 bottle champagne or prosecco
  • Orange and lime slices for serving

Instruction to make

  1. In a pitcher, combine orange juice, tequila, and lime juice and stir to combine.
  2. Rim wine glasses with lime and dip in salt. 
  3. Pour in orange juice mixture and top off with champagne.
  4. Add sliced oranges and limes to glasses and serve.

54. Lemosas

Add color and character to the all-around lemonade by adding champagne and blueberry syrup. Prepare the syrup at least a day before the party so you have more time for last-minute emergencies.

Ingredients

For the syrup:

For the mimosas:

Instruction to make

  1. For the syrup
    1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar and water and stir until sugar has dissolved. 
    2. Add blueberries and lemon zest and bring mixture to a boil. 
    3. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until blueberries have burst, about 5 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes. 
    5. Strain mixture into a clean jar. Let cool completely.
  2. For the mimosas
    1. Pour about a tablespoon of blueberry syrup into the bottom of champagne flutes.
    2. Then pour over 1/4 cup lemonade. 
    3. Top off each flute with champagne.

55. Watermelon Mint Mimosas

A quick run to the supermarket for a fresh watermelon is totally worth the effort for this very refreshing mimosa. However, if you’re tight on schedule, you can always use store-brought watermelon juice like Simply Watermelon Juice. Just muddle a few mint leaves and let it steep in the watermelon juice overnight and you have a good substitute to watermelon puree. 

Ingredients

For the watermelon juice:

  • 4 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • Juice from 2-3 limes
  • Domino Granulated Sugar or simple syrup to taste (optional, if you like it sweeter)
  • Large bunch of mint

For the mimosa:

  • Watermelon juice (above)
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Mint & watermelon (for garnish)

Instruction to make

  1. For the watermelon juice
    1. Blend watermelon, lime juice, and sugar or simple syrup (if using) and puree until smooth. 
    2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain to remove solids. Transfer to pitcher
    3. Rub some of the mint leaves between your fingers to release oils and submerge in the watermelon mixture. 
    4. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. To make mimosas: 
    1. Remove mint from the mixture. 
    2. Pour a little bit in a champagne flute (about 1/3 of the glass).
    3. Top with champagne. 
    4. Garnish with sprig of mint and a small watermelon slice.

56. Tangerine Pomegranate Mimosas

Try a new orange variety like tangerine in making your mimosas. Add a little pomegranate juice for color and flavor. This lovely mimosa is a good way to cap your Sunday date with girlfriends.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a pitcher, combine tangerine juice and pomegranate juice. If tangerine juice is not available, you can use 365 Everyday Value Florida Orange Juice instead. 
  2. Pour juice into champagne flute glasses to fill half the glass.
  3. Pour in champagne or sparkling wine to fill the rest of the glass. 
  4. Garnish with pomegranate seeds. Serve immediately.

Pitcher Mimosas

If you’re entertaining close friends and family and want to let them have a homey feel of your party, the best way to do that is to serve pitcher mimosas served in punch bowls. However, the downside of it is the loss of carbonation which adds to the allure of the mimosa. To lessen the loss of carbonation, just chop up the fruits, add the juices and let it sit in the refrigerator. Add the chilled champagne, prosecco or sparkling wine just before serving. Avoid stirring until serving time.

1. Christmosas

Celebrate Christmas with this festive pitcher mimosa. Perfect for Christmas eve dinner with the family to make them feel more welcome and at home. The not-so-secret hack is to add the champagne just before serving to preserve the fizz.

 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate seeds.
  2. Pour over sparkling grape juice and champagne. Do not stir.
  3. Serve in coupe glasses. Add a few chopped fruits from the punch bowl.

2.  Guava Mint Mimosa

Balance the strong aroma of guava with the refreshing aroma of mint leaves. Perfect together on a summer day outing, you will love this adventurous pitcher mimosa.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a pitcher, pour the guava juice and sparkling wine. 
  2. Add the triple sec and mint leaves.
  3. Top with more sparkling wine if needed before serving.
  4. Serve in martini glasses.

3. Lemon Mint Mimosa

It’s like drinking your favorite lemon-mint candies. Add the fizz of the soda and the sweetness of the white wine and your on your way to mimosa vacation. Everyone in your party will surely keep coming back for more for this pitcher mimosa. But no worries, this is very easy to prepare so it’s easy to make a refill if your guests clamor for more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 pound fresh pineapple, cubed (plus any juice left in the container)
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup 7-Up
  • 750 mL semi-sweet white wine
  • sliced lemon, for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. Put the cubed pineapple and mint leaves in a pitcher
  2. Add the lemon juice, 7-Up, and wine. 
  3. Stir briefly, to loosen the fruit and mint.
  4. Let this sit in the fridge for at least an hour, so the flavors can be absorbed.
  5. Serve chilled!

4. Mimosa Pitcher Cocktail

Slice your fruits beforehand and store them in the refrigerator in individual containers to preserve the flavors and allow the blending in the mimosa itself. Muddle a few slices to release the oils for more aroma. Be careful, though, the oils tend to be bitter so just choose one dominant citrus to muddle. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Fill a pitcher with slices of citrus fruits
  2. Pour the bottle of prosecco over the fruits.
  3. Slowly pour the orange juice.
  4. Fill champagne flutes with prepared mimosa and add a splash of cranberry juice to each.
  5. Garnish with a few slices of the citrus fruits.

5. Red Grapefruit and Basil Mimosa

Another variant of red grapefruit mimosa you will truly enjoy. Plus, you can serve it as a pitcher mimosa for a more relaxed party setting. 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and pour into chilled champagne glasses.
  2. Garnish with a red grapefruit slices before serving.

6. Mimosa Sangria 

Serve this sangria-inspired mimosa to your friends. The fresh fruits are a welcome treat to chew on while you sip on this mimosa. 

 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a punch bowl, combine champagne, raspberry liqueur, orange juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Add fruit and stir.

 

7. Pink Mimosas

You will surely love this lovely punch and juice mimosa spiked with vodka and pink champagne. The orange and berries are also a nice touch for garnish.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Add all ingredients to a pitcher, except for the champagne. Stir. 
  2. Add orange slices and berries for garnish. 
  3. Add the chilled champagne or sparkling rose just before serving.
  4. Serve in champagne glasses

8. Lemon Basil Mimosa

Amp up your classic mimosa by adding homemade lemon-basil syrup. Cut up some citrus fruits to float on your pitcher mimosa and enjoy it with your friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle dry champagne about 3 cups
  • 2 1/2 cups Tropicana Orange Juice
  • 1/3 c. lemon basil simple syrup 
  • 1/2 c. Domino Granulated Sugar 
  • 1 whole lemon, 
  • 1 c. fresh basil
  • 1 orange for garnish
  • 1 lemon for garnish
  • fresh basil for garnish

Instruction to make

  1. To make lemon basil syrup
    1. Combine 1 c. water and 1/2 c. sugar in a small saucepan
    2. Bring to a boil; once boiling,remove from heat and add juice of 1 lemon and fresh basil leaves.
    3. Set aside to cool.
  2. To make the mimosa:
    1. In a large pitcher, combine champagne, orange juice, and 1/3 c. cooled lemon basil simple syrup.
    2. Garnish with orange and lemon slices and fresh basil. Serve in champagne glasses.

9. Easter Mimosa Punch

Pretty in pink mimosa made with a bevy of colorful juices and served in a punch bowl with a refreshing green color from the star fruit slices. What a way to spend Easter with family.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Mix all the juices in a punch bowl. 
  2. Add the diet ginger ale. 
  3. Add the sparkling Moscato just before serving. 
  4. Serve in champagne glasses and float a start fruit slice for garnish

10. Harvest Mimosas 

Best served during harvest and spring festivals, this pitcher mimosa is easy to assemble. Your guests will surely love your fresh produce while sipping on this mimosa made to celebrate a bountiful harvest.

 

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. In a punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes, and pomegranate arils.
  2. Pour over sparkling grape juice and champagne and stir well to serve.
  3. Serve in champagne glasses.

Beer Mimosas

For your guy friends who would rather have beer than a girly drink, here’s a more masculine version of the mimosa. 

1. Beermosas

Having trouble finding the right drink for your beer-loving guy? Beermosas is the answer. Use the beer brand he prefers, prettify it and serve in a mule glass. Manly enough for your man.

Ingredients:

Instruction to make

  1. Pour the orange juice into a champagne glass.
  2. Top with the beer.
  3. Garnish with the orange slices.

 2. Sugared Cranberry Mimosa

This fancy mimosa made with beer and champagne and adorned with sugared cranberries is a welcome treat for the beer-loving member of your party. 

Ingredients

  • Cranberry juice
  • Ginger Ale or Ginger Beer
  • Champagne
  • 1 cup Domino Granulated Sugar plus ½ cup for dusting
  • Fresh cranberries 

Instruction to make

  1. To make sugared cranberries
    1. Make a simple syrup by mixing 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water in a saucepan.
    2. Turn to low and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
    3. Add the cranberries until well-coated with the syrup.
    4. Drain and dredge in granulated sugar. Dry.
  2. To assemble the punch
    1. Combine all ingredients in a champagne flute.
    2. Top with sugared cranberries skewered in some cocktail toothpicks.

3. Grapefruit Beer Mimosa

Here’s another mimosa recipe for the beer-loving guy. Sweeten the deal with some simple sugar and give it a bright color by adding ruby red grapefruit juice. Your guy will surely love this loving innovation to his boring wheat beer.

Ingredients:

Instruction to make

  1. Make a syrup by mixing together sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. 
  2. Cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat and allow it to cool.
  3. Place 1 half moon of grapefruit and some ice into each glass. 
  4. Pour half a bottle of beer (about 6 ounces) into a tall glass.
  5. Add 2 ounces of grapefruit juice and 1/2 ounce of the simple syrup mixture. 
  6. Stir and serve.

4. Redneck Beer Mimosa

For your working guy who loves to take a break with you. He’ll surely appreciate you taking his regular beer a notch higher by giving it a little tweak.

Ingredients:

Instruction to make

  1. Combine cold beer, orange juice and triple sec. 
  2. Make it extra redneck and serve in a mason jar

5. Moscow Mule Mimosa

Inspired by the Moscow Mule, just add sparkling wine to the regular Moscow Mule and voila! A new drink with a new character. Both guys and gals will love this mimosa.

Ingredients

Instruction to make

  1. Pour orange juice 1/3 of the way up a champagne glass.
  2. Top with another 1/3 of the Ginger Beer.
  3. Top with champagne or sparkling wine.
  4. Garnish with limes and orange slices.


Virgin

Just because it is virgin doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice drink in a nice champagne glass that screams sophistication and elegance. Never mind that your drink is anything but alcoholic.

This is a perfect drink for those who cannot drink - pregnant women, those under medication, the elderly or even a recovering alcoholic. Indeed, a good way to celebrate the amazing people in your life without getting inebriated.

To make a virgin version of the mimosa recipes listed here, just skip the alcohol and swap it with non-alcoholic bubbly. Here’s a few you can choose from.

Non-alcoholic Alternative for Making Virgin Mimosas


1. Orange Cranberry Mimosa

Having friends who can’t drink? Try this virgin Orange Cranberry Mimosa recipe that your non-drinking friend will really appreciate.



Ingredients

Instructions to Make:

  1. Pour the cranberry juice and orange juice into the cocktail glass.
  2. Top with sparkling water.
  3. Garnish with a few cranberries.

2. Virgin Classic Mimosa

Swap the champagne with some pregnant-friendly lemon-lime soda. Serve in champagne flute so no one will realize it’s virgin.

Ingredients

Instructions to Make

  • Pour the super fine sugar into the champagne flute. This should be dissolved when the liquids are added.
  • Add the orange juice and top with the lemon-lime soda.

3. Virgin Grapefruit Rose Mimosa

Perfect for the non-drinkers on a night out, they will surely feel part of the party with virgin drinks of their own. Who would say this is not an innocent drink at all?

Ingredients

Instructions to Make

  1. Fill a cocktail glass with 2 oz of sparkling grape juice.
  2. Top with grapefruit juice.
  3. Use a bamboo cocktail skewer to hold a grapefruit wedge as a garnishing.
  4. Sprinkle a few edible rose petals (optional) before serving.

4. Triple Citrus Virgin Mimosa

Take a few citrus juices and combine it into a virgin mimosa that even alcohol-drinkers will love. This is also a good way to sober up without giving up the champagne flute for that party look.


Ingredients

  • 1 750 ml bottle chilled bubly Sparkling Water
  • 1 sweet orange freshly squeezed
  • 1 blood orange freshly squeezed
  • 1 grapefruit freshly squeezed

Instructions to make

  1. Fill 8 champagne flutes 1/2 full with chilled sparkling water. 
  2. Combine sweet orange, blood orange, and grapefruit juices. 
  3. Top sparkling water with juice. 

The Perfect Pair

Since this list is very long and the liquors are varied, we opted to include a list of food pairings for each dominant liquor.

Champagne/Sparkling Wine Mimosas

For mimosas using sparkling wine and champagne, Mascarpone Cheese Dip is a good start for dipping tortilla chips and reduced carbohydrates Joseph's Flax Oat Bran & Whole Reduced Pita Bread for the weight watchers.If you love seafood, try Fried Calamari. You can also try dipping the Classic Shortbread in the mascarpone cheese dip for a savory treat.

Rose Wine/Prosecco

For the Italian wine like the rose and prosecco, try the Tuscan Proscuitto or if you want something sweet, check out Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Baked Brie in Puff Pastry

Spanish Cava

Going Spanish with the Cava? Spanish Omelet and Stuffed mussels and  are very good pairing for  Cava. Try also the Empanadillas Gallegas. Although the preparation is time-consuming and needs patience, the effort is all worth it when you see the appreciative nod of your guests.

Beer

For recipes calling for beer, spicy foods like Jalapeno Taco Poppers pair well with the light beer used in the recipes here. You can go crazy on this cheap but delicious cheese platter served in a good cheese board or be adventurous with this open faced Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers.  


Whatever food and mimosa you choose, remember, the best thing that goes well with anything is good company because in reality, we really make an excuse for a party just to be with people we love. So, there you have it! Enjoy!

Our Conclusion

Here’s our top picks of the 101 recipes if you still haven’t made up your mind. 

Easiest Recipe

There are a good number of easy recipes included here but who can blame us if we choose the classic mimosa? With just two ingredients, this is the easiest mimosa to make. Just chill the champagne and orange juice overnight and you’re good to go.

Fanciest Recipe

Have you looked at the Strawberry Shortcake Mimosa? That’s where our vote for the fanciest recipe goes in this list. Lots of whipped cream topping and strawberry slice. I wish we could drizzle it with strawberry syrup for that refreshing sundae feel, perfect for a sunny Sunday brunch.

Most Innovative 

The most innovative mimosa vote goes to Sugared Cranberry Mimosa! Who would have thought that a candied cranberry is just what we need to make a fancy mimosa? Naturally sweet on its own, a little more sugar can preserve the candied cranberries which means that even if you dunk it into the drink itself, it will not get waterlogged but add more taste to the drink instead. So, next time you have extra cranberries, this might be the perfect choice for a drink.

Most Beautiful 

For a beach person like me, the Mermaid Mimosa is easily the most beautiful with its subtle bluish green color. And the taste! You gotta taste it to believe.

Fast Fact

Strictly speaking, a mimosa is made with champagne and a bellini is the Italian version of mimosa and uses Italian prosecco. However, in this list, both (champagne and prosecco) are included and are all referred to as mimosas. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is in a mimosa? 

It is usually champagne mixed with fruit juices, usually orange juice but the options are endless. 

2. What can I use instead of champagne when making a mimosa? 

Instead of champagne, you can use the Spanish Cava, Italian Prosecco or sparkling wines

3. How does one make a virgin mimosa? 

It usually means replacing the alcohol (ie., champagne, etc with sparkling non-alcoholic alternative or you can use sparkling water or seltzer)

Valentine’s Day Dinner on a Budget

Plans for Valentine's Day don't have to be boring even if you can’t afford a night out with your beau. Save money from hiring a babysitter and dolling up for an expensive dinner. Here’s a few tips for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner without breaking your budget, especially if kids are in the factor. 

  1. Get the kids to bed at least 30 minutes earlier. A good romp around the backyard will surely tire the kids easily and get them to sleep earlier. 

  2. Prepare some make-ahead dinner that keeps well in the freezer a few days ahead so you don’t have to cram on your schedule.

  3. A romantic dinner set out on the deck or the backyard would be nice. Here’s some romantic V-Day decor you might want to check. 

  4. Try these romantic drinks that will surely make you fall in love with each other all over again.


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