What are mimosas made of?

Answered by Edward Huber

Mimosas are my absolute favorite brunch cocktail. They are so refreshing and easy to make. All you need are two simple ingredients: chilled sparkling wine and orange juice. That’s it!

To start, I always make sure to have the sparkling wine and orange juice chilled beforehand. It’s best to keep them in the refrigerator for a few hours before making the mimosas. I find that the cold temperature enhances the flavors and makes the drink even more enjoyable.

Next, I take a champagne flute or any tall glass and fill it about halfway with the chilled sparkling wine. The type of sparkling wine you use is really up to you. Some people prefer using champagne for a more traditional mimosa, while others opt for prosecco or any other sparkling wine of their choice. It all depends on your personal preference and budget.

Once the glass is half-filled with sparkling wine, I pour in the orange juice to top it off. The ratio of sparkling wine to orange juice can vary depending on how strong or light you want your mimosa to be. Some people like a 50/50 ratio, while others prefer a bit more sparkling wine for a stronger kick. I usually go for a 2:1 ratio of sparkling wine to orange juice, but feel free to experiment and find what works best for you.

Now comes the fun part – garnishing the mimosa! While it’s not necessary, I love adding a little something extra to make my mimosas even more visually appealing. A classic garnish is a fresh orange slice placed on the rim of the glass. It adds a pop of color and a hint of citrus aroma to the drink. You can also get creative and add other fruits like strawberries or raspberries for an added burst of flavor.

And that’s it! Your mimosa is ready to be enjoyed. I love sipping on mimosas during brunch or special occasions like New Year’s Day or Mother’s Day. They are simple yet elegant, and always bring a touch of celebration to any gathering.

So next time you’re in the mood for a refreshing and delightful cocktail, give a mimosa a try. With just two basic ingredients – chilled sparkling wine and orange juice – you can create a delicious and bubbly drink that’s perfect for any occasion. Cheers!