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Mimosa
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Rating

4.84 / 5
The mimosa recipe is believed to have been invented at the Hôtel Ritz Paris by Frank Meier around 1925. The mimosa recipe is believed to have been invented at the Hôtel Ritz Paris by Frank Meier around 1925.
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Champagne / prosecco
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Orange
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6% | 0.9 units *
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Easy
Classic

Champagne glass

Ingredients

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ml
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75ml 2½oz 7.5cl
75ml 2½oz 7.5cl

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

The Mimosa, a classic embodiment of simplicity and elegance, perfectly joins the refreshing zest of orange juice with the lively sparkle of champagne or prosecco. This drink, born in the plush surroundings of the Ritz, balances the sweet acidity of citrus with the crisp effervescence of bubbly, making it a timeless choice for brunches and celebrations.

Method
How to make a Mimosa

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add orange juice to the bottom of a champagne flute before topping up with chilled Prosecco
Garnish with an orange peel twist and serve
~ Ensure both ingredients well chilled before mixing ~

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FAQ's

ORIGINS_HISTORY

What is the origin of the Mimosa cocktail?

The Mimosa cocktail is believed to have originated in the Hotel Ritz Paris in the 1920s. It was popularized by Frank Meier, a bartender at the Ritz. The drink is named after the mimosa flower, possibly because of its bright yellow color, which resembles the flower's hue.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I use a different type of juice instead of orange juice in a Mimosa?

Yes, you can substitute orange juice with other juices to make variations of a Mimosa. Popular alternatives include grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, or pineapple juice. These variations are often given different names to reflect the type of juice used.

NON_ALCOHOLIC_VARIATIONS

Is there a non-alcoholic version of a Mimosa?

Yes, a non-alcoholic version of a Mimosa can be made by replacing the champagne or prosecco with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine or a sparkling juice such as sparkling apple cider. This version retains the festive feel of the original cocktail while being suitable for all ages.

FAQ

When is the best time to serve Mimosas?

Mimosas are often associated with brunch and are traditionally served in the morning or early afternoon. They are a popular choice for celebrations such as weddings, birthdays, holidays, and especially for events like Easter or Mother's Day brunch.

GARNISHING_TIPS

How should I garnish a Mimosa?

A Mimosa is typically garnished with a slice of orange or a twist of orange peel to enhance its visual appeal and add a subtle aroma. Some people also like to add a few pomegranate seeds or a sprig of fresh mint for a decorative touch.

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