Ideal for breakfast and brunch, this classic mimosa is made with the perfect ratio of orange juice and champagne, then topped off with a delicate orange slice.

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Two prepared mimosas with an orange slice.

About Mimosa

The ultimate drink to start off a lazy Sunday, this classic mimosa is extremely easy to make (only two ingredients!) and yet has just the right amount of flavor to compliment all your favorite breakfast and brunch foods.

What goes into a mimosa?

To whip up a classic mimosa, you’ll only need two key ingredients:

  • Orange juice
  • Champagne (dry sparkling white wine)

For garnishing, you could add one (or many) of the following:

  • An orange slice (the classic choice)
  • A lemon or orange twist
  • A maraschino cherry

What type of champagne should you use?

When it comes to a classic mimosa, any type of champagne (or dry sparkling white wine) will do the trick.

As far as options, you could stick with classic champagne, which means that it’s from France and is made with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or Pinot Meunier grapes. You could also go with (typically) less expensive options, like Cava from Spain or Prosecco from Italy.

How to measure this drink

The instructions for this drink is written like a standard drink recipe, meaning that instead of an exact measurement (ex: 1 cup) the recipe will read “1 part.”

This can sometimes be a little confusing, but I’ve found the best way to think of it as this:

Recipes that measure in parts usually mean it’s written so that you can adjust the size of the drink to whatever you want and the measurements they give you (1 part, 1/2 part, etc) are so you can keep the ratio of the ingredients correct.

For example, let’s say you wanted to make one drink – this typically means you’re using 1 standard shot glass for measuring. So then when the recipe says “1 part” you would interpret that amount as “1 standard shot glass” full. If the recipe says “1/2 part” you’d fill the shot glass halfway so that it’s “1/2 standard shot glass.” OR, let’s say you wanted to make enough drinks for a few friends. When making the drink you could interpret “1 part” as “1 cup” (or “1/2 part” to “1/2 cup.”)

This way the drink will taste the same no matter what size you make it.

What are the exact measurements for one drink?

In a hurry and want simple measurements for just one drink? No problem! Just use this as a guide:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup champagne
  • orange slices, for garnish (optional)

You can also select “Metric” measurements in the recipe card below to see these numbers.

Notes & tips for mimoas

  • For an extra dose of flavor, try using flavored orange juices (like orange-pineapple or orange-mango) OR try adding a dash of flavored simple syrups.

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How to make a mimosa

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – In a classy champagne flute (or whatever glass you’d like), pour in the orange juice.

Step 2 – Next, top the glass off with champagne. Feel free to use as much (or as little) as you’d like so the drink as the right amount of bite.

Step 3 – Serve with orange slices and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Two prepared mimosas with an orange slice.
5 from 1 vote

Mimosa

5 mins prep
115 kcal
Yields: 1 drink
Ideal for breakfast and brunch, this classic mimosa is made with the perfect ratio of orange juice and champagne, then topped off with a delicate orange slice.

Ingredients 

  • 1 part orange juice
  • 3 part champagne
  • orange slices, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a champagne flute or similar glass, add orange juice.
  • Top glass with champagne (or to desired amount).
  • Serve immediately with orange slices as garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy