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Happy Hour: Mimosa

The other day, a friend asked me what were the standard proportions for making a mimosa. While I pour mine with 3/4 Champagne and 1/4 orange juice, I wasn't sure if that was the normal ratio. I asked her to wait a second while I checked I went looking for our mimosa recipe and was shocked to see that we've never written about a mimosa before! How this classic brunch cocktail slipped through the cracks is beyond me — I enjoy mimosas on a weekly basis! For the best mimosas, use fresh squeezed orange juice and a cheap but good sparkling wine.

To look at the recipe,






  1. 2 Tbs. fresh orange juice
  2. 4 fl. oz. plus a splash of Champagne or sparkling wine
  3. 1 orange wheel for garnish (optional)


Pour the orange juice and Champagne into a Champagne flute. Stir briefly. Add the orange wheel.

Serves 1.

Join The Conversation
loveyoulots loveyoulots 8 years
Love mimosas and I could have gotten points months ago when I looked up mimosa on YumSugar. I make mine half and half to start then 70% 30% champagne so I'm not tipsy or drunk if I'm drinking alot.
jenehfur jenehfur 9 years
mmm lovee these and could drink them morning noon or night! they're also really good with pineapple juice instead of oj!
mlen mlen 9 years
i love mimosas! heavy on the champagne of course. or i use 5 Alive instead of OJ lol
kia kia 9 years
Just popped a bottle of "POP" today with some OJ
lushylashes lushylashes 9 years
wish I had one right now
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I always ask for my mimosa with no OJ. haha :ROTFL:
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'd love one right now. :)
caligirl101 caligirl101 9 years
I love a good mimosa.
Aclarie Aclarie 9 years
While its not Mimosa I think there was a yumsugar article about the Bellini the distant cousin of Mimosa made with Sparkling wine and peach puree or was it blood orange juice.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
it is tasty, but i prefer a spicy bloody mary.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
yea! sounds yummy :)
anniekim anniekim 9 years
As a bartender I always add a touch of triple sec.
wren1 wren1 9 years
Yum! Mine usually end up being more champagne with a splash of OJ :)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I love Mimosa's, but I can't handle citrus. It burns my throat. I'll just take the champagne. :)
luv2blazy luv2blazy 9 years
I had a few for Easter Brunch. I don't like mine too strong so I use 2 parts champagne to 3 parts OJ.
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 9 years
Oh so yummy but super easy to drink way too many during brunch and not notice!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Jessie, you must try these. They are super delish!
jessie jessie 9 years
Never tried it, but it sounds really good!
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
That does indeed bring a "sparkle" to any brunch.
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