Drink: Classic Mimosa
Content-Type: Food Blog
Check out this easy recipe to make classic mimosas at home! You can count on these simple 2-ingredient cocktails to steal the show at your upcoming brunch.
You can expect that classic mimosa will be served at any breakfast I host for a special occasion. They are ideal for celebrating every occasion, from Mother’s Day to Christmas, because they are light, festive, and fresh.
I decided that this would be a fantastic time to offer my tried-and-true mimosa recipe because citrus is in its prime right now, and New Year’s is just around the corner.
I hope you like it whether you prepare it for a New Year’s brunch, a holiday party, or a leisurely weekend morning. Friends, cheers!
CREATING CLASSIC MIMOSAS
It only takes two simple ingredients to make a mimosa: chilled sparkling wine and orange juice. I’m done now! Even without ice, you can make this cocktail.
Since it will weaken the wine’s carbonation and dilute the flavor, you should avoid using it for the best results.
The night before you want to create mimosas, freeze the wine and orange juice for a wonderfully chilly, effervescent beverage.
When it’s time to serve, pour the wine into a champagne flute that has been tilted while letting the liquid flow down the inside of the glass to maintain the carbonation.
Orange juice should be added on top of the wine before tasting and adjusting.
I like to prepare my mimosas with a 50/50 mixture of dry sparkling wine and orange juice, but you should taste it first and make any necessary adjustments.
If you like a less alcoholic cocktail, you might prefer up to 2 parts sparkling wine to 1 part orange juice.
RECIPES FOR CLASSIC MIMOSAS
- Take the champagne flutes out. Using champagne flutes will give your beverages an extra burst of carbonation because they are made to keep them. Wine glasses are a better alternative if you don’t have them.
- Refresh your glasses. You don’t want to add ice here, as I mentioned above, as it will cause the cocktails to flatten out more quickly. Chill the glasses, sparkling wine, and orange juice in advance if you want your mimosa to be chilly.
- Ignore the pulp. A pulpy mimosa is unpopular. Choose pulp-free orange juice for smooth, bubbly cocktails. Squeeze and strain it beforehand if you like to squeeze your own. Before preparing your drinks, refrigerate them first.
- Blend it. Play around with this easy-to-follow, adaptable mimosa recipe. Use alternative fresh fruit juice completely, or try switching from standard orange juice to blood orange juice. It would be a good idea to choose pomegranate juice, apple cider, grapefruit juice, or cranberry juice. For a stronger orange flavor, you may also stir in a little Grand Marnier. Start with a 4:1 ratio of orange juice to liqueur because a little goes a long way with this recipe.
Your next brunch will be the talk of the town with these simple 2-ingredient drinks!
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne, prosecco, or cava, chilled
- 3 cups (750 ml) orange juice
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING CLASSIC MIMOSA
- Fill each Champagne flute with roughly half of the sparkling wine as you pour it in. To serve, top off each glass with orange juice.