How to Make a Mimosa {5 Mimosa Recipes}

how to make a mimosa

How to make a mimosa 5 different ways! This article will supply you with a traditional mimosa recipe, plus 5 fun ways to jazz up your favorite champagne cocktail.

Typically a mimosas recipe calls for just two ingredients, champagne and orange juice. And though that is our favorite, sometimes it’s fun to change up the juice depending on the season, or the tastes of your guests.

Below you will learn what are mimosas made of, how to properly pour a mimosa recipe so you don’t ruin the bubbles. What types of juice and garnishes you can use, and so much more.

Learn how to make the best champagne mimosa, with 5 different recipes, two different kinds of sparkling wine… And let’s not forget the fun garnishes.

How to Make a Mimosa

If you’ve been searching for the best mimosa recipe, look no further. Not only will you find the best recipe for mimosas with champagne below, but you’ll also learn how to make mimosa recipes 5 different ways!

We will review mimosa ingredients, garnishes, how to pour a mimosa so it doesn’t go flat… this article is your one stop shop for the perfect mimosa recipe. PLUS I’ve included a printable recipe card so you can have this recipe at your fingertips anytime you need it!

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  • Mimosa Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • Mimosa Recipe Directions
  • Mimosa Garnishes
  • 5 Mimosa Recipes (recipe card!)
  • Mimosa Calories and Nutrition

What’s a mimosa? A mimosa is a champagne cocktail typically made with champagne or Prosecco, and is most often served with brunch.

Mimosa Ingredients

Mimosa ingredients are very simple, which means you want to get good quality ingredients to make the most of your mimosa drinks!

There are two different types of sparkling wine you can make your mimosa with:

  • Mimosa with Prosecco
  • Mimosa with Champagne

Making a mimosa with Prosecco will result in a sweeter cocktail, while a champagne mimosa will be drier. There is no “right or wrong way” it is more of a personal preference.

How to Make a Mimosa

I personally prefer to make my mimosas with champagne. I find that less sugar means I’m less likely to get a headache or hangover. But if you are not prone to headaches (lucky!) choose according to taste.

I have found that the best champagne for mimosas can be a low cost champagne. Since you’re adding in juice to the cocktail, you can cut costs.

Here are my favorite Champagne and Prosecco’s for Mimosas:

  • Andr√© Brut Champagne (about $8 per bottle)
  • Saint Hilaire Brut Champagne (about $12 per bottle)
  • Pommery POP Champagne (about $20 per bottle)
  • La Marca Prosecco (about $7 per bottle)
  • Mionetto Prosecco Brut (about $12 per bottle)

Now that you have the list of the best mimosa champagne and Prosecco, I’ll share my Mimosa Shopping List!

Mimosa Shopping List:

  1. 1 bottle Champagne or Prosecco
  2. 3-4 cups Orange Juice (ideally fresh squeezed)

Of course if you are going to choose a different juice to make with your mimosas, you will need to substitute 3-4 cups of that juice.

So for instance, if you are planning on making the grapefruit mimosas below, you will need one bottle of champagne or Prosecco and 3-4 cups of grapefruit juice… get it? (more below in the recipe card)

Now that you know what is the best mimosa champagne, and have your handy shopping list… Let’s discuss how to make mimosas.

Mimosa Recipe Directions

This section will show you how to pour a mimosa so the bubbles don’t go flat.

So get out your wine classes or champagne flutes. And your champagne for mimosas… It’s time to get pouring!

How to Make a Mimosa

In this section I will share some tips to making the best mimosa, in the following section we will discuss how to garnish your mimosa. And below that you’ll find the printable recipe card where I will combine everything in one handy place.

Tips to Making the Best Mimosa:

  1. Pour the champagne in first, and at an angle/tilt to protect the bubbles (like you pour beer)
  2. Don’t shake or stir your mimosa, it will flatten the bubbles
  3. Use fresh squeezed juice if possible
  4. Opt for a 50/50 ratio for best flavor, and do you don’t get too smashed (wink)
  5. Chill everything first… because ice will ruin the flavor and the bubbles

Let’s move onto Mimosa Directions:

  1. Fill glasses 1/2 way full with champagne or Prosecco, do so on a tilt so you don’t ruin the bubbles.
  2. Fill the rest of the glass with orange juice (or desired juice)
  3. Garnish with orange wedges, or other optional garnishes (next section) and serve cold.

Making a mimosa is extremely easy… and you don’t have to garnish them. But should you desire to, see below. The next section will give you lots of fun garnish options to jazz up your cocktail.

Now that you know how to make a mimosa, let’s talk about fun garnishes to top or drop into your glass…

Mimosa Garnishes

Making a mimosa is so simple and easy, sometimes you want to add a little more to it. In this section I will share some wonderful garnishes to add to your mimosa recipe.

These garnishes are all optional… Just a little something to add to your champagne cocktail should you desire.

how to make a mimosa

10 Mimosa Garnishes:

  1. Orange wedges
  2. Curled orange peel
  3. Pomegranate seeds
  4. Rock Candy sticks
  5. Pineapple wedge
  6. Grapefruit wedge
  7. Frozen raspberries or blueberries
  8. Rose petals (food grade)
  9. Lavender sprig
  10. Fresh Cranberries

I will include these garnishes in the recipe card below, and match them with the best mimosa recipes as well.

You can make your champagne cocktails simple or fancy… with, or without garnishes. In the next section I’ll share 5 recipes so your tastebuds never get bored.

5 Mimosa Recipes

Below I will show you how to make a mimosa 5 different ways. You can set up a mimosa bar, or just serve your favorite.

This champagne cocktail is great with brunch, I like to make a 50/50 juice to sparkling wine drink to help eliminate some calories. And ward off a hangover.

I can not stress this enough, if you can get or make fresh squeezed juice it will make all the difference! This recipe is just 2 ingredients, so you want those ingredients to be the best!

How to Make a Mimosa 5 mimosa recipes

5 Mimosa Recipes

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In this how to make a mimosa recipe card you will find 5 different mimosa recipes, mimosa garnishes, and more.
Learn how to make the best mimosa recipe, and set up your own mimosa bar with these five easy mimosas with champagne or Prosecco.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course cocktails
Cuisine American, French
Servings 10 mimosas
Calories 79 kcal

Ingredients
  

Traditional Mimosa

  • 1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
  • 3-4 cups orange juice fresh squeezed is ideal
  • Orange wedges or orange peel curls to garnish optional

Grapefruit Mimosa

  • 1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
  • 3-4 cups grapefruit juice fresh squeezed is ideal
  • Grapefruit wedges to garnish optional

Pomegranate Mimosa

  • 1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
  • 3-4 cups Pomegranate juice
  • Pomegranate seeds to garnish optional

Cranberry Mimosa

  • 1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
  • 3-4 cups cranberry juice
  • Fresh cranberries to garnish optional

Apple Cider Mimosa

  • 1 bottle of champagne or Prosecco
  • 3-4 cups Apple cider
  • Rock Candy stick to garnish optional

Instructions
 

  • Fill each glass 1/2 full with champagne or Prosecco, pouring on a tilt to preserve the bubbles.
  • Fill the rest of the glass with desired juice, do not shake or stir, this will help preserve bubbles.
  • Garnish and serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1glassCalories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 8.3gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6.2gCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg
Keyword champagne, cocktails
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Final Thoughts and Mimosa Nutrition

Oh the hate mail I will get for including a cocktail on a weight loss recipe website! But let me explain before you leave me a mean message…

Is alcohol bad for weight loss? YES!

But more importantly will you likely fail at your weight loss goals if you eliminate your favorite foods/drinks? YES!

This low calorie cocktail is a healthy alternative to a sugar filled drink. It should be consumed in moderation… but it is my goal to create healthy options, so you don’t fall off plan and go wild!

how to make a mimosa

Here at Lose Weight By Eating my main goal is to create healthy (or at least healthier) versions of your favorite foods. Because when you completely eliminate your favorite foods, you are setting yourself up for failure.

Can you stop drinking alcohol? Yes… but will you be able to sustain that for ever? Maybe not. It’s like cutting all pasta and expecting you will never again eat your favorite pasta dish.

It’s better to find a healthy alternative, and to enjoy it “sometimes” than to say: “I can never have this again!”

Food is wonderful, we should not make it the enemy! We need food to survive, so demonizing it is counterproductive!

So, I will agree with you… If you want to lose weight, you should remove alcohol from your diet. BUT… You should also have healthy alternatives at the ready just incase you are about to consume!

With that said, please see below for more healthy cocktails that will not blow your diet. Please drink in moderation, because being sloshy drunk is both bad for you and unattractive. And also, all that hangover food you will need tomorrow will really throw you off your diet.

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