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.

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  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.

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