Mimosa Mocktail, Nonalcoholic Mimosa Cocktail

Mimosa Mocktail

Is any brunch menu complete without the Mimosa? Bright and refreshing with its sparkling champagne bubbles and generous splash of orange juice, the Mimosa is the quintessential breakfast cocktail. Simple to mix and elegant to serve in delicate crystal flutes, the Mimosa is a natural choice for celebrations and special occasions. However, not everyone drinks alcohol. Why not mix up a batch of our Mimosa mocktail recipe at your next event?

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The Mimosa mocktail is the perfect nonalcoholic drink for alcohol-free events, such as children’s parties and baby showers.

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Where did the Mimosa come from?

It’s likely that the Mimosa originated on the west coast of Spain, where sparkling wine (Cava) and orange flavor are intrinsic to the local cuisine. Blending the two together makes perfect sense! Today’s standard Mimosa recipe is a simple 1:1 blend of champagne or sparkling wine with fresh-squeezed orange juice, served in a tall champagne flute so the effervescent yellow-orange color can be fully appreciated. In fact, the cocktail got its name because its sunny shade resembles the color of the flowering Mimosa shrub.

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The Mimosa cocktail is named after the bright yellow mimosa flower.

The Mimosa is one cocktail where the quality of the mixer may be more critical than the quality of the alcohol. Fresh-squeezed orange juice can elevate the simplest of sparkling wines…however, the flavor complexity of a luxury champagne is easily overpowered by the sugar and acid of citrus juice. While the Mimosa recipe is quite simple, understanding flavor balance is key to mixing a cocktail that highlights the finer qualities of each beverage.

How to make a nonalcoholic Mimosa

Crafting a nonalcoholic Mimosa requires the same careful attention to ingredient quality. Fresh-squeezed orange juice is a must! Paired with alcohol free sparkling wine or a mixture of sparkling mineral water and champagne vinegar (to add hints of natural champagne flavor), you have a sophisticated cocktail worthy of Waterford crystal. Celebrate every day in style with our nonalcoholic Mimosa recipe.

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Mimosa Mocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. fresh orange juice
  • 4 oz. non-alcoholic sparkling white wine or sparkling orange-flavored mineral water with 1 tsp. champagne vinegar

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a champagne glass and garnish with an orange wedge.

Yield

1 serving

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