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Mimosa

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup champagne, chilled
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Glass

Mimosa Glass

Preparation instructions:

  1. Mix three parts of your favorite sparkling white to one part of your favorite orange juice. Enjoy!

Original recipe makes 2 servings

History of the Mimosa Cocktail

A mimosa is a drink often served at brunch and formal breakfasts similar to those held on the morning of a wedding. These drinks are also occasionally served in fancy hotels as well as in the first class section of airplanes. A mimosa contains orange juice and Champagne, commonly in a one-to-three ratio, and is served in a cooled champagne flute. Whenever Grand Marnier is added, the beverage is referred to as a Grand Mimosa.

The beginnings of the mimosa are quite murky. Allegedly, the cocktail was created at the Paris Ritz in 1925. The name presented in 1925 originates from the flowers of the mimosa plant, which are usually yellow and seem slightly frothy from a distance. Even though it wasn't until the mid-1960s that the cocktail resurfaced in earnest: "Even in the most sophisticated quarters," trilled food columnist Poppy Canon in 1965,"you will likely be considered exceptionally knowledgeable should you order a Mimosa.".