Last Updated on April 10, 2020 by Cookie
The Classic Mimosa recipe is one of the easiest and quickest to make. Learn more about this recipe in the article below, plus some tips on how to customize your drink and to make it look elegant and tasty.
A refreshing and sparkling Mimosa cocktail will always cheer up my feelings and mood before a meal. This brightening sweet/sour drink is easy to make and flavorful to enjoy. I adore mixing different kinds of drinks to obtain tasty and light cocktails. When I am partying I like to serve my guests with different inviting colours that are so light, so aromatic, and so heady.
Some simple and just a few ingredients can make your bubbly drink kick up a delicious notch.
On my blog, you can find different cocktail recipes that are easy to make at home, not too expensive, and would taste restaurant-like.
Who wants a mimosa drink? My answer is always, I do. I have been a fan of mimosa for some years, and I am still a big fan of it. This easy to drink cocktail is very refreshing, revitalizing, bubbly, and a sweet indulgence. My husband likes to spoil me with a mimosa drink while I am preparing the meal. It isn’t too heady, yet it intensifies and relaxes your disposition and mood. Mimosa cocktail is a simple bubbly drink made of any kind of sparkling wines, orange juice, and Cointreau.
Mimosa is a tasty and fresh alcoholic drink to serve as an appetizer during your meal preparation. It’s bright yellow colour instantly invites you to try it. You can drink this cocktail any time of the year, but the best time to enjoy it is on hot summer days.
So for today, I have some tips for you for how to make one of the best classical mimosa drink that is affordable, quick, personalized, and creative. But, the key ingredient here lies in its deliciousness.
What kind of Champagne is best for a mimosa?
Mimosa drink’s key-ingredient is the sparkling wine. Any kind you like or have, either a Prosecco, Brut Wine, a Cava will suit this great and best cocktail. My advice always lies in using the best quality sparkling wine as this cocktail will be served by your family, as well as you. So for me, it is always important to use only the best ingredients. The only small difference between these sparkling wines lies in their acidity. The classical and most popular Champagne wine can be a blend of different wines like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, while the Prosecco is only made of Glera grape. So, while making the best mimosa drink you have options to choose what it could taste like. I usually opt for Italian Prosecco.
What juices can you use in a mimosa?
The classical and authentic mimosa drink version is made of orange juice mixed with sparkling wine and a shot of Cointreau. However, nowadays you can find different variation and customizations. For example, many add-ins like pineapple, pomegranate, or mango juices are added as some varieties to substitute the orange juice. Here, you can personalize and experience how would you like your mimosa drink to be.
What is a mimosa drink?
The authentic Mimosa drink recipe is made of sparkling wine, orange juice, a shot of Cointreau and ice (optional).
- 1 bottle of the best Prosecco as you would like to serve one of the best tasting mimosa drink. So never save on good quality sparkling wines, except when you add some quantity while cooking.
- Orange juice. I try to use good orange juice, but you can make it your own by replacing the orange juice with other juices you like.
- Cointreau is one of the must-add ingredients that intensifies the strength of the cocktail and offers a better taste.
So, hurry up with a bottle of bubbly, and let’s make one of the best mimosa cocktails.
Since sparkling wines are served in beautiful champagne flutes, let’s take some and start making the drink. Gather your glasses and start mixing with the strongest drink up growing with the weakest. For note: in case you are going to serve it upon guest arrival, pop the glasses in the freezer for 10 minutes so that the glasses are nicely chilled.
So let’s go mixing and enjoying one of the most delish cocktails.
Pour 1 shot of Cointreau, slowly pour Prosecco into the champagne flute until ⅔ full and top with some orange juice until the glass is full. Serve immediately with a slice of orange or strawberry. I will not recommend adding ice as it tends to melt and it will ruin the taste. To chill it leave in the freezer for some minutes until you want to serve it.
- Mimosa is so versatile that you can customize it of different sparkling wines, as well as juices.
- Instead of Cointreau, you can add Grand Marnier or any other sweetened liqueurs you like.
- To serve it chill, freeze the champagne flutes as well, not just the ingredients.
- Good quality champagne has tiny bubbles that raise for 24h at least, thus indicating that you serve the best sparkling wine.
Classic & Sparkling Mimosa Drink
- 1 bottle Prosseco
- 1 cup orange juice
- 4 shots Cointreau
- orange slices
- Take some champagne flutes and start slowly pouring the ingredients. Start with 1 shot of Cointreau then pour the sparkling wine until 2/3 full and top the orange juice until the glass is full.
- Serve immediately with a slice of orange.