Before we get into a full background on The Classic Mimosa cocktail recipe, here are some other related cocktails you may enjoy: the Frozen Mimosa
, the Strawberry Grapefruit Mimosa
, the Paloma Mimosa
, the New Year's Eve Purple Shimmering Champagne
, the Sunset Mimosa
, and Champagne Gummy Bears.
Now, as far as the Classic Mimosa is concerned, according to the Classic Mimosa Wikipedia page
, "It is believed to have been invented at the Hôtel Ritz Paris by Frank Meier, in about 1925." The Mimosa Wikipedia page also notes that "[the Mimosa] is probably named after the common name in Europe for the yellow flowers of Acacia dealbata." As a side note, there are a lot of variations on the Classic Mimosa cocktail, including the Buck's Fizz.
What the Mimosa is really known for though, is, of course, its brilliance as a brunch cocktail. Really, if you're having brunch with friends out in the sunshine, the Mimosa is the go-to drink.
4 oz. (120ml) Champagne
1 oz. (30ml) Orange Juice
Garnish: Orange Wedge
1. Add champagne and orange juice to a champagne flute. Garnish with an orange wedge.