Hey friends, with Easter on the horizon, I’m planning my brunch menu which includes my Best Mimosa Recipes for Brunch.
I love planning girlfriend brunches and having several Mimosa options is a great way to make sure everyone enjoys the party.
There are so many options for making Mimosa’s and they are all easy and fun.
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Why Do We Serve Mimosa’s For Brunch
Have you noticed that restaurants usually have either a Bloody Mary or Mimosa special when they serve Brunch?
How did Mimosa’s become a favorite brunch cocktail?
Since Champagne is the main ingredient in Mimosa’s, as you can imagine, it started in France which is officially where Champagne comes from. Champagne, France is the region that true champagne comes from.
Although US produced Champagne is usually labeled as sparkling wine or American Champagne there are some that feel strongly that it isn’t legally Champagne. See this Forbes article.
Mimosa’s became popular in the US in the mid-70’s and by the early 80’s it was as popular as the Bloody Mary on American Brunch Menus.
To see more about the history of the Mimosa see this post.
I actually learned more about the history of Champagne when we found this French Champagne Crate that we repurposed as a coffee table.
When I realized a crate of this nature came from France, I decided to learn more about Champagne.
See more about the crate here.
Best Mimosa Recipes
When you think of Mimosa’s, the first thought is Champagne and Orange Juice, which is a simple and delicious option.
The original mimosa recipe included 1- 2 oz. of fresh squeezed orange juice topped with a generous helping of Champagne.
There are great options for saving time and money by using purchased orange juice such as Simply Orange. It’s delicious and you can use your oranges for garnish to save money.
However, let’s take a look at some other options that will have your guests wanting to try more than one mimosa.
Grapefruit Mimosa is a delicious variation of mimosa recipes and is one of my favorites.
I’m planning to use this recipe for our supper club, Easter Brunch, later this week.
All you need is grapefruit juice, champagne and garnish.
You can use fresh squeezed grapefruit, however I find that a good quality 100% grapefruit juice works fine.
Add approx. 1 1/2 ounces of grapefruit juice to a champagne flute.
Top with approx. 3 ounces of chilled champagne and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and/or mint.
- 1 1/2 oz. chilled 100% grapefruit juice
- 3 oz. chilled champagne
- grapefruit wedge
- fresh mint leaves or thyme
- Pour grapefruit juice into a champagne flute
- Top with champagne
- garnish with a grapefruit wedge & mint leaves
100% Grapefruit Juice can be fresh squeezed or purchased provided it is real grapefruit juice and not a grapefruit drink.
Serving Size4 1/2 oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 72
White Grape – Best Mimosa Recipes Ideas
Another easy Mimosa Recipes idea is using white grape juice with Champagne.
For this easy twist on Mimosas for brunch, all you need is 100% White Grape Juice, Champagne & Maraschino Cherries.
It’s also pretty if you’d like to add blueberries or raspberries.
I allowed guest to add then own fruit choices during one of my girlfriend brunches.
See original recipe below!
- 1 1/2 oz. Chilled White Grape Juice
- 3 oz. chilled Champagne
- Optional - splash of Maraschino Cherry Juice
- Garnish - Maraschino cherry and / or Mint Leaves
- Add juice to Champagne Flute
- Top with Champagne
- Optional add a splash of cherry juice
- Garnish with either a cherry or mint leaves
Serving Size1 Glass
Amount Per Serving Calories 89 calories
There are a couple of ways to make a Strawberry Mimosa. One is to combine the strawberries with orange juice and another is make the mimosa recipe with frozen strawberries.
Here is the Strawberries only version of Best Mimosa Recipes.
- 1 1/2 oz. frozen strawberry puree (sweetened or unsweet depending on taste)
- 1/8 tsp. sugar (optional)
- 3 oz. chilled champagne
- strawberry garnish
Depending on your taste preference, you can use unsweetened strawberries or sweet.
I prefer the sweetened strawberries for this cocktail.
The nutritional values reflect lightly sweetened strawberries.
Serving Size4 1/2 Oz.
Amount Per Serving Calories 84 calories
Best Mimosa Recipes
There are so many options for adding fresh fruit to Mimosa Recipes and most would include the exact ingredients that I shared in the Strawberry Mimosa Recipe.
Here are a few fruits that you might consider.
- Blueberry Mimosa
- Pineapple Mimosa
- Kiwi Mimosa
- Blackberry Mimosa
- Raspberry Mimosa
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You can also try mixing your fruit mimosas with vodka, gin and tequila for an extra kick. Below is a popular Champagne cocktail twist.
Champagne Paloma Recipe
Another delicious Champagne recipe is Champagne Paloma. This is similar to a mimosa with a twist by adding tequila to the mix.
- 3 oz. grapefruit juice
- 1 tbsp. lime juice
- 1 oz. tequila
- 2 oz. champagne
- Combine all ingredients except champagne with ice in glass
- Stir ingredients together
- Add champagne and stir gently to keep the fizz.
- Garnish with lime wedge, grapefruit wedge, etc.
Serving Size1 glass
Amount Per Serving Calories 180 calories
Mimosa’s are so easy to make and allow you to spend time with your guests instead of mixing cocktails. You can actually set up a mimosa bar and let your guest mix their own drinks, effectively taking all the work off yourself.
In addition, you can substitute the Champagne for Sparkling Grape Juice so that everyone can join in the fun regardless of age.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and stay tuned for a full Easter Brunch menu with recipes coming this Saturday.