Learn how to make the perfect mimosa at home! A classic mimosa recipe calls for equal parts sparkling wine to orange juice. These bubbly cocktails are perfect for brunch, holidays, or any special occasion.
Want a refreshing and fizzy mimosa? My answer is always YES!
Mimosas are the ultimate cocktail to enjoy during brunch, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, holiday parties, and any celebration.
They're light, refreshing, and bubbly. Plus super simple to make!
What is the best champagne to make mimosas with?
Wondering what the best wine for a mimosa is? Well it turns out, it's actually not champagne. It's sparkling wine, specifically either Prosecco from Italy or Cava from Spain.
My go-to sparkling wine for mimosas is La Marca Prosecco! It has that pretty blue label and generally costs $10-$13.
The Best Mimosa Ratio
Traditionally, mimosa recipes call for half champagne and half orange juice.
I have to disagree, I think this makes the mimosa too heavy and flat. My perfect mimosa ratio is somewhere around 1 parts OJ and 2 parts sparkling wine. Sometimes even more bubbly!
My recommendation is to start with your flute about half full with sparkling wine, then determine your preference from there.
Easy Mimosa Recipe
This 2-ingredient sparkling wine cocktail couldn't be easier!
- 1 bottle chilled dry sparkling wine
- 3 cups chilled orange juice
Fresh orange juice is best but let's be honest, sometimes we don't have time to press oranges. In that case, opt for pulp-free orange juice!
Pour the sparkling wine into the champagne flutes, filling each glass about halfway full. Top with orange juice and serve. Cheers!
What to serve with your homemade mimosa
You can't beat a brunch paired with mimosa! Here are some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes to pair with your bubbly.
- Soft and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls
- French Toast
- Plant-Based Breakfast Board
- Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
- Biscuits and Chocolate Gravy
Tips for the Perfect Mimosa
- Start with cold ingredients: Keep the sparkling wine and orange juice chilled to ensure the quintessential bright and fresh mimosa drinking experience.
- Serve mimosa in champagne flutes: The tall flute design helps retain bubbles. If you don't have flutes, use wine glasses.
- Angle the glass as you pour: This will help the sparkling wine from bubbling over too much and spilling over.
- Find your perfect ratio: Start by filling your glass about half full then determine the best mimosa ratio for you by adjusting the amount of OJ to champagne.
- Do not stir your mimosa: This releases bubbles. Trust me, just don't do it!
- Make mimosas just before serving: I don't suggest making mimosas in advance. They'll get flat and that's no fun.
- Variations: So you wanna get fancy with your mimosa? Lucky for you, they're super easy to adapt, so go wild. Try using bloody orange juice instead of your typically OJ. Use apple cider, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, or pomegranate juice. You could also add a splash of Grand Marnier.
More Easy Cocktail Recipes
If you love this fizzy alcoholic beverage, check out my other boozy drink recipes next!
- Champagne Cocktail
- Aviation Cocktail
- Pickleback Cocktail
- Bloody Mary Cocktail
- Classic Margarita Up
- Easy Paloma Cocktail
- Tequila Ranch Water
How to Make the Perfect Mimosa at Home (2-Ingredients)
- 1 (750 ml) bottle chilled dry sparkling wine (prosecco or cava)
- 3 cups (750 ml) chilled orange juice (fresh squeezed or pulp-free)
- At an angle, pour sparkling wine into champagne flutes about half full.
- Top with orange juice and serve immediately. Adjust ratio to suit your preferences.