A mimosa is a popular and refreshing cocktail, widely enjoyed around the world. It is made with orange juice and sparkling wine such as champagne, Prosecco or cava. This classic combination of ingredients makes for a light and lively drink, perfect for special occasions or brightening up a celebratory brunch. In this article we will be explaining in specific what is a mimosa and the ideal mimosa recipe so that you too can enjoy the drink anywhere you so please.

When Was The Mimosa Invented?

Originating in the 1920s at The Ritz Hotel in Paris, the cocktail became infamous for is simple but delicious flavor profile. Having countless variations, it allows individuals the opportunity to customize the drink to reflect their personal preference in juice. Examples of such include cranberry and pineapple. When experimenting with the ingredients it is not uncommon for people to infuse different spirits such as gin or vodka; even the addition of fresh herbs like mint or basil for an extra layer of complexity.

What Is A Mimosa?

How To Make A Mimosa

If you’d like to make this brunch-tastic cocktail at home you’re in luck due to the ease in preparation it has. All you need is two parts orange juice and one part sparkling wine plus the optional garnishes such as fresh fruit or herbs to deliver a more refined presentation. Stir your ingredients together in a glass filled with ice to allow the sweetness of the orange juice beautifully complement the effervescence of the bubbly wine. What are you left with? A perfectly balanced enchantment of a drink that can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere!


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne, prosecco, or cava, chilled
  • 3 cups (750 ml) orange juice

In Conclusion

The mimosa is a terrific cocktail serving a refreshing sweetness to the palate that has survived the tests of time. Still growing in popularity after almost 100 years, it continues to be a delight to brunch goers and cocktail drinkers hoping to start their day with a little booze to help the day cruise by.

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