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The Best Mimosa Recipe

Get ready for the Best Mimosa Recipe ever. If you make this for any occasion, you’ll become famous for your mimosas.

Mimosas with prosecco champagne and orange juice in flutes.
Sparkling Mimosas are super easy and perfect for any brunch menu.

Perfect Mimosas for brunch

Around here, everyone embraces a late-spring heat wave, because we only get 2.5 months of warmth in Minnesota. Not skipping a beat, our kitchen has rapidly transformed into a haven for chocolate ice cream and plenty of ice cold drinks. We’ve got 4-Ingredient Orange Julius beverages and the best mimosas ever.

Mimosa cocktails are famous for making appearances at all the Sunday brunches and Mother’s Day tables. It’s awesome to sip a sparkling mimosa on those occasions for sure. But the very best mimosa recipe is right where you already are – at home.

Why This Recipe Stands Out

  • It’s seriously better than a restaurant – especially if you use freshly squeezed OJ.
  • It’s a 2-ingredient cocktail. Three, if you count the lime.
  • It’s ultra sparkly, bubbly, and super fun to sip.
  • It’s affordable. You don’t need super expensive ingredients.
Two flutes of mimosas with slices of limes and oranges.
Nothing beats freshly squeezed orange juice for mimosas – try it once and taste the difference!

Key Ingredients

  • Prosecco, or a good quality champagne: There’s no need to spend a ton, but you should use a bubbly that tastes good to you, since there are only 2 main ingredients.
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice, no pulp: We highly, highly recommend juicing your own oranges for the absolute best tasting mimosas.
  • Optional: lime wedges and orange wedges for garnish

Substitutions and Variations

  • Though the classic mimosa uses orange juice, you can play with various juice flavors – this is especially fun for a “mimosa bar” at a brunch gathering!
  • Try grapefruit juice for a citrus twist, pineapple juice for a tropical vibe, pomegranate juice for vibrant colors, or cranberry juice during the holidays.
  • Try peach nectar or mango nectar for a richer juice flavor.

Prosecco Vs. Champagne

  • For the best mimosa recipe, Prosecco works really well if you want to add a bit more sweetness to your OJ. Prosecco is sparkly and tends to be more fruit-forward and floral than Champagne. It’s also typically less pricey; you can get a decent one on a budget since the fruity/slightly sweet flavor is characteristic of Prosecco in general.
  • A good Champagne works well, too, especially if you prefer your drink less sweet. Generally, champagne tends to be drier, less fruity, but plenty bubbly. With champagne, definitely find one that would taste great on its own – a bad champagne won’t make a good mimosa.
  • Since a great mimosa is 2 parts wine to 1 part juice, you do want a decent bubbly wine. (Some prefer 3 :1 ratio and others go down to 1:1, but we’ve found a 2:1 ratio is just perfect…not too strong and not too weak.)

Super Easy Instructions

  1. Be sure the juice and wine are very cold. Gently combine desired amount of juice and wine into a squeaky-clean pitcher or individual flutes/glasses.
  2. Add a splash of lime to each flute/glass; garnish as desired and serve immediately.
Two flutes of mimosas with slices of limes and oranges for garnish.
Homemade mimosas need only 2 ingredients.

Pro Tips for the Best Mimosa

  • Start with the best orange juice. Preferably, freshly squeezed. You just can’t beat freshly squeezed OJ. We’ve been doing freshly squeezed juices in cocktails like this easy, mouthwatering Paloma Cocktail Recipe and it makes a world of difference.
  • That said, if you need to go the store-bought route, there’s no judgment. I’d say if it’s a casual mimosa gig, store bought is just fine – do be sure it’s a high quality 100% pure orange juice. But if you’re aiming to impress, definitely grab some ripe oranges and get out the easy juicer. I use cheap yet handy little juicer and love it to pieces.
  • Be sure both the orange juice and Prosecco or champagne are very cold before adding to your glasses or flutes. The colder, the bubblier and tastier.
  • Bonus Tip: Be sure the glasses/flutes are squeaky clean. The cleaner your glasses, the better they’ll retain bubbles.

Commonly Asked Questions

What is bottomless mimosa?

You may have seen restaurant menus offer bottomless mimosas. A bottomless mimosa refers to offering this cocktail at a flat rate with unlimited refills. Bottomless mimosas are popular restaurant offerings for events like Mother’s Day brunches and Sunday brunches.

How many calories are in a mimosa?

The number of calories will vary, depending on the sugar content of the oranges/orange juice and the sugar and alcohol content in the type of wine or champagne used. It will also vary, depending on the ounces consumed. Our mimosa recipe contains about 120 calories for a 3/4 cup serving.

What is a mimosa with vodka called?

There may be a few different names for a mimosa with vodka. The most common name for it is a screwdriver cocktail, which is simply orange juice mixed with vodka instead of champagne. When orange juice is mixed with both champagne and vodka together, it’s often called mimosa-screwdriver, or it’s called an Absolut mimosa when using that particular vodka brand.

What is the best alcohol for mimosa?

It’s most common to use a bubbly wine, such as an Italian Prosecco or a Spanish cava. Both are more affordable than champagne, and are favored for their budget-friendliness and bubbly crispness. Since you’re mixing it with juice, it makes sense to use an affordable Prosecco vs. a pricier champagne.

Can I use another kind of juice?

Though a classic mimosa is comprised of bubbly champagne and orange juice, you definitely have the option of trying out various juices for a flavor twist. You can try grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, and even peach nectar or mango nectar.

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Mimosas with prosecco champagne and orange juice in flutes.

The Best Mimosa Recipe

5 from 76 ratings
Congratulations on finding the Best Mimosa Recipe. If you make this for any gathering, you'll become famous for your mimosas.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Amy Dong

Ingredients  

  • 2 parts Prosecco, or a good quality champagne
  • 1 part freshly squeezed orange juice, no pulp
  • Optional: lime wedges and orange wedges for garnish

Instructions

  • Be sure the juice and wine are very cold. Gently combine desired amount of juice and wine into a pitcher or individual flutes/glasses – note that the cleaner your pitcher and glasses are, the better they'll retain bubbles.
    If using pitcher, give a gentle stir before serving. Otherwise, do not stir.
  • Add a splash of lime to each flute/glass; garnish as desired and serve immediately.

Notes

  • For a bubbly non-alcoholic version, simply replace the Prosecco/champagne with plain club soda or lemon-lime soda.
  • If you must use store-bought orange juice, be sure to buy pulp-free, 100% fresh squeezed juice.
  • If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back and give it a rating ❤️

Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1g | Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.9g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 4.5g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Sodium: 15mg | Fiber: 12.4g | Sugar: 5.2g
Course: beverage, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Method: Mixing

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15 comments

    • Luke Ratford
    • 5 stars

    A great cocktail recipe for the summer months, this will go down a treat when having a family BBQ

      • Amy Dong

      Thank you!

    • Fiona Crystal

    Great recipe! Not a fan of oranges but I know this is something my mom would absolutely love 🙂

    XOXO • fionadiaries.com

    • Jojo Hua

    This looks so delicious! It will come in handy for a dinner party I’m planning this summer!

    • 2pots2cook

    Perfect collection ! Thank you !

    • Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez

    what a good resource! I will surely share this! Thanks for a great post!

    • Dana

    Oh, I am badly craving for this. This is so good, this will be a huge hit! This would disappear in no time at our house!

    • Vasundhra

    This looks great! I am glad that you have shared the non alcoholic version too, it will make my summer so much easier!!!

    • Marcie

    Ok, it it weird that I’ve only made mimosas using grocery store orange juice? This sounds WAY tastier and easy!

    • kumamonjeng

    This would be great drink for house party. I like the presentation of the drinks, look so chic and prety. I am sure guests would love the taste too.

    • Becca Wilson

    This looks like it would be refreshing and delicious. I am definitely going to have to try it.

    • Katherine

    I love love love mimosas! And I definitely think I’m more of a champagne girl with the 3:1 ratio 😉 I love that you added the lime as the garnish!! That’s the perfect little addition!

    • Karin U Living

    Oh wow these look amazing! Almost too pretty to drink but lets be honest I’d have no problem sipping that back on a hot day!

    • Erin

    Those mimosas look incredible! Pinning this for later. (PS: But kinda wanting one now? lol)

      • chewoutloud

      I know, it’s hard not to want this like right now 😉

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