Orange Juice and Champagne Mimosa

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Orange Juice Mimosas in flutes

With just two ingredients, this breezy Orange Juice and Champagne Mimosa Cocktail recipe is so simple to make and is an absolute staple for your next brunch or garden party. It’s a taste that never gets old; a light and sparkly flavor that always delights. So, what are you waiting for? Pop the bubbly, wow your friends and family with the best orange juice and champagne Mimosa you could wish for, and celebrate!




Champagne flutes may be an investment, but their design holds bubbles longer.


First prize is freshly squeezed orange juice, but strain out the pulp as everyone loves a smooth Mimosa.


Choose an affordable dry (or brut) sparkling wine to balance the sweetness of the orange juice.



1 Person

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

1 Oz

30 Ml

1 Parts

Orange juice (or any juice of your liking), freshly squeezed preferably



Tilt your champagne flute and carefully pour in the sparkling wine, filling the glass to about halfway


Pour the orange juice on top to fill the glass and serve immediately to avoid the bubbles going flat

How to make an orange juice and champagne Mimosa

Mimosas are one of the easiest summer cocktails. The trick for making the best Mimosa recipe is in the serving. Start by chilling your ingredients: pop your orange juice and champagne in the fridge the night before the celebration or even a couple of days before if you can.

When getting ready to serve, open the sparkling wine first, a Prosecco is fine too. It’s really simple to open a bottle of champagne—our trick is to cover the top of the bottle with a kitchen towel, hold the bottle at a slight angle, and then, while gently squeezing the cork in your fist, twist it counter-clockwise until it pops out!

Now for the fun part… serving. We recommend using champagne flutes for the ultimate Instagram-worthy cheers. To prevent bubble loss, hold the glass slightly tilted. Gently pour in the sparkling wine, allowing it to run down the inside of the flute. Allow the bubbles to settle before topping up with the desired amount of juice.

Mimosa recipe tips

Bring your best Mimosa game to your next brunch with these tricks and tips. Champagne flutes may be an investment, but their design holds bubbles longer. If you don’t have any, wine glasses are the next best thing. Pop your glasses in the refrigerator ahead of time, for extra chill. Skip the ice—it just ruins the bubbles.

Choose an affordable dry (or brut) sparkling wine to balance the sweetness of the orange juice. No need to pick a top-shelf bubbly as we’re diluting it!

Ideally, use freshly squeezed orange juice, and strain out the pulp as everyone loves a smooth Mimosa. Otherwise buy a high-quality smooth orange juice for the best Mimosa ever. We don’t recommend juice from concentrate as the pulp makes it messy and kills bubbles. To mix things up, swap out the orange juice for blood orange, clementine, or grapefruit juice. Cranberry, peach, or even pomegranate juice are also delicious variations to try.

What is a perfect Mimosa recipe ratio?

The best mimosa recipe calls for a 50/50 ratio of sparkling wine to orange juice. However, depending on your personal taste, use this ratio only as a guide. Two parts orange juice to one-part bubbly may be the perfect lower alcoholic cocktail for you, and this ratio is on the sweeter side. Likewise, if you’re a wine lover, try two parts fizz to one-part juice for a cocktail that packs more of a punch.

How to make orange juice and champagne cocktails for a party

When hosting a party, the Mimosa is one of the easiest cocktails. It’s perfect for easy pitcher-style serving, as all you need to do is combine equal parts orange juice and sparkling wine. The only downside will be some loss of bubbles in the process if the pitcher sits for too long (though we’re sure your guests will make this juicy cocktail disappear in no time!). Just follow the rules, using chilled ingredients, pouring the sparkling wine first, and running it down the sides of the pitcher. Premix just before friends arrive and store in the refrigerator until ready to pour. For maximum sparkle, resist stirring or adding ice.

If you prefer to pour straight into flutes for your guests, a useful guide for quantities is one bottle of sparkling wine (3 oz) pours six 1 oz glasses of fizz. For extra glamor, why not garnish your pitchers with mint leaves and orange slices? It’ll look great with your brunch spread.

Need to make Mimosa mocktails for your alcohol-free guests? Don’t fret; the non-alcoholic versions are just delicious. Add sparkling soda or flavored sparkling water instead of bubbly. Sparkling grape juice would work too.

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Any popular brunch dish makes the perfect match for a Mimosa so choose your favorites to delight your guests. We’re envisioning plates piled with French pastries like croissants and cinnamon buns, as well as sweet preserves and fruit salads. It wouldn’t be brunch without avocado on toast, so how about a platter for your guests to build their own, with eggs, bacon and crumbly feta cheese? Classics like Eggs Benedict, French Toast and Huevos Rancheros are just sublime pairings too.

The best bubbly for making mimosas is a dry sparkling wine to balance the sweetness of the orange juice. Look out for bottles labeled with 'Brut' or 'Extra Brut'. As you are diluting this drink with juice to the most part 50/50, there isn’t any need to pull out your best bottle of bubbly for a Mimosa. What’s most important is not to choose a sweet sparkling or rosé variety, as this will be overpoweringly sweet.

A tall narrow glass such as a champagne flute is your best choice for this orange juice and champagne cocktail. Typically, a flute can hold between 6 and 8 oz of liquid, so size-wise is a perfect glass for this mix. The shape of a flute is designed cleverly to preserve the bubbles. If you don’t have flutes, wine glasses are your next best bet.

When it comes to cocktails, the gospel is fresh is best. Saying that, who wants to work too hard if you are pouring for a crowd? Make sure you choose a high-quality juice, not one from concentrate. Pick a smooth one without pulp if possible or just strain out the pulp. The drink looks so much better without the pulp and will keep the bubbles for longer.