- Food Name: Mimosa with 2 easy ingredients
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
This simple recipe will teach you how to make mimosas at home. These simple two-ingredient cocktails will undoubtedly be the highlight of your next brunch.
You can know that mimosas will be on the menu if I’m hosting a big occasion brunch. They’re ideal for everything from Mother’s Day to Christmas because they’re light, fresh, and festive.
With the citrus season in full swing and New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I figured now would be a wonderful time to share my go-to mimosa recipe.
I hope you like it whether you make it for a New Year’s brunch, a holiday party, or a peaceful weekend morning. Friends, cheers!
How to Make Them?
- A mimosa is easy to make because it only calls for two ingredients: chilled sparkling wine and orange juice. That concludes our discussion. There’s no need for ice in this cocktail. In fact, you should avoid using it for the greatest results because it can dilute and deflate the wine’s carbonation. Chill the wine and orange juice the night before you plan to make mimosas for a wonderfully chilly, sparkling beverage.
- Pour the wine into a tilted champagne flute when ready to serve, allowing it to run down the inside of the glass to avoid losing carbonation. Pour the orange juice over the wine, taste it, and adjust as needed before serving.
- In my mimosas, I like to use a 50/50 mix of dry sparkling wine and orange juice, but the taste and adapt your cocktail to your preferences. If you want a less alcoholic cocktail, use 2 parts sparkling wine to 1 part orange juice, or the other way around.
Tips for Mimosas
- Get the champagne flutes ready: Because champagne flutes are made to conserve carbonation, they will make your beverages even more effervescent. If you don’t have any, wine glasses are a good substitute.
- Your glasses should be chilled: As previously stated, ice should not be used in this recipe because it will cause the cocktails to go flat more quickly. Chill your glasses, as well as the sparkling wine and orange juice, ahead of time if you want your mimosa to be particularly chilly.
- Leave the pulp out: A pulpy mimosa is a no-no! Choose pulp-free orange juice for smooth, bubbly cocktails. If you prefer to squeeze your own, do it ahead of time and strain it. Then chill it before making your cocktails.
- Mix things up a little: Feel free to experiment with this mimosa recipe because it is simple and adaptable. Substitute blood orange juice for ordinary orange juice, or use a different fresh fruit juice entirely. Cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar, grapefruit juice, or pomegranate juice are all good options. For a greater orange flavor, a dash of orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, could be added. Start with a 4:1 ratio of orange juice to liqueur to get a good start.
|Time to prepare: 2 minutes
Time allotted: 2 minutes
These simple 2-ingredient cocktails will be the highlight of your next brunch!
- 1 (750 ml) bottle of Champagne, prosecco, or cava, chilled
- 3 cups (750 ml) orange juice
Instructions For Mimosas
- Pour the sparkling wine into the Champagne flutes, about half-filling each glass. Fill each glass halfway with orange juice and serve.