The Mimosa cocktail is composed of Champagne (or other sprakling wine) and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall Champagne flute e.g. at weddings, at brunch, or as part of business or first class service on some passenger airlines and railways. The mixing ratio of the classic mimosa differs based on the source.
- 75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. Champagne
- 75 ml/ 2 ½ oz. orange juice
- Ensure both ingredients are well chilled.
- Mix into a Champagne flute.
- Garnish with an orange slice.
The Mimosa cocktail is named after the yellow-flowered mimosa plant. The combination of sparkling wine and orange juice has been consumed for centuries in Spain, especially where oranges and cava and other sparkling wines are plentiful. A good alternative is the Django Reinhardt cocktail.