This Mimosa cocktail recipe is popular, easy to make and super easy to drink. It only takes a few ingredients to make a classic drink for so many occasions. Breakfast, brunch, Bridal showers, summer parties and Mothers day are just a few examples of Mimosa occasions. Mimosa Recipe with Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice in a glass

Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Orange juice and sparkling wine are all that you really need to enjoy this popular beverage. It’s become the classic brunch drink that pairs perfectly with eggs Benedict. What is the history of this classic Mimosa cocktail? History is still disputed but generally says the it was created in 1921 as a variation off the popular Bucks Fizz cocktail. Regardless of what everyone believes, it’s universal that this drink is loved all over the world. Create a mimosa bar and have your guests to customize their own drinks. it’s super fun.

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Best Sparkling Wine and Tips for Making Mimosas?

  1. First of all, try to use fresh orange juice. The flavor is so much more fresh and better. It doesn’t take a lot of time to juice a few oranges. You’ll be glad you did.
  2. Make sure the juice and wine is chilled. It’s great to start with cold ingredients.
  3. Use a dry, not so sweet sparkling wine and it doesn’t have to be expensive.
  4. Inexpensive French Champagne, Spanish Cava and Italian Prosecco are great. Cava and Prosecco are the most popular sparkling wines.
  5. There’s great sparkling American & Australian wines too. Same for most regions across the world, South Africa, Portugal (Espumante), Hungary, Chile, etc…
  6. Hope you enjoy this mimosa cocktail recipe at your next gathering!
Mimosa Recipe with Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice |


The sweetness is dependent on the type of sparkling wine and your personal taste. A good starting point is a 1:3 (1 part Orange Juice, 3 parts Sparkling Wine) ratio, but if you want it a little less alcoholic or sweeter, increase the OJ ratio.
Using freshly squeezed OJ is noticealy more delicious.
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  • 1 oz. (30 ml) fresh Orange Juice , chilled
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) Sparkling Dry White Wine (Champagne, Cava, Prosecco, etc.) chilled
  • (optional) strawberries or other fun garnish


  • Pour the orange juice into the bottom of a champagne flute. Slowly pour in the sparkling white wine. Gently stir.
    Gently Pour
  • If desired, add garnish & serve.


Note 1: What Sparkling wine to Use:
An expensive sparkling wine seems like a waste in a mimosa, but you'll still want a nice sparkling white wine. Drier sparkling wines are preferred, as the OJ adds a sweetness, and it is easy to quickly become too sweet.
Cava & Prosecco often tend to have affordable price points & while still being of good quality. If using Champagne, Brut styles tend to go best.
Always feel free to adjust the orange juice to sparkling white wine ratio to your preference.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 6mg, Potassium: 132mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 57IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Mimosa Recipe with Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice in a glass pouring

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