How to Make a Prosecco Mimosa

A Prosecco Mimosa is a classic brunch drink that’s incredibly easy to make at home. Calling for just two ingredients, this cocktail can easily be adjusted to create different mimosa flavors. Makes 1 drink, but can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.

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I couldn’t tell you when I drank my first mimosa, but I’d venture to say it was in college at brunch. Because this drink is a classic brunch recipe.

So many restaurants these days offer bottomless mimosas and mimosa brunches, and they are so incredibly fun.

But mimosas are also incredibly simple and easy to make at home, whether you’re brunching with your partner or inviting friends to join you.

Why I love this recipe:

This is a classic drink for a reason, and you just need two ingredients: prosecco, champagne or another dry sparkling wine and orange juice.

Another thing I love about this brunch cocktail is that there are different mimosa flavors, and instead of just serving up the classic, you can make varieties, like an Apple Cider Mimosa or a Cranberry Mimosa.

In fact, the one I photographed for this post is a Prosecco Mimosa since I used prosecco in it instead of classic champagne.

Also, if you’re hosting brunch at home for friends or family, you can transform this drink into a mimosa bar!

No matter how you serve it, a classic mimosa cocktail is utterly delicious and perfect for any weekend brunch activity.

Some brunch recipes that pair beautifully with a prosecco mimosa: Old Fashioned Pancake Recipe | Sage Browned Butter Homemade Home Fries | Coffee Cake Muffins | Scrambled Eggs with Veggies

Looking for breakfast ideas? Head on over to my Breakfast and Brunch Recipe Index for inspiration.

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What you’ll need to make a Mimosa at Home

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What are Mimosa Ingredients?

  • Orange juice—we prefer freshly squeezed, pulp-free orange juice, but you do you!
  • Prosecco, champagne or sparkling wine—technically, a classic recipe calls for champagne, but we’ve used prosecco in this recipe because that’s what we keep on hand. Also, it’s cheaper

What are some mimosa flavors?

Mimosas are a fun, tasty drink recipe, and you can change them up easily by swapping out orange juice for another fruit-based juice.

Here are a few ideas to adding twists to yours:

  • Apple Cider Mimosa—grab your favorite apple cider from the store and use that in place of the orange juice. Garnish with some apple slices and consider adding a cinnamon-sugar rim.
  • Strawberry Mimosa—add a splash of strawberry simple syrup to the orange and champagne mixture to make a Strawberry Mimosa. Garnish with a fresh strawberry!
  • Cranberry Mimosa—instead of orange juice, use unsweetened cranberry juice. Also, consider adding a splash of simple syrup if this is too tart for you. Garnish with fresh cranberries! (This is similar to a Cranberry Bellini, fyi.)
  • Pineapple Mimosa—use pineapple juice instead of orange juice… or even find a pineapple-orange juice combination to make this variety! Garnish with a pineapple wedge.
  • Mango Mimosa—instead of classic orange juice, use mango juice and garnish it with a slice or two of fresh mango.
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How do you make a Mimosa?

In a wine glass or a champagne flute, pour equal parts prosecco (or champagne, Cava or another dry sparkling white wine) and orange juice.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pro tip: Don’t open your bottle of bubbly until it’s time to pour the drinks. Sparkling wine will go flat as it sits, so you can’t make this cocktail in advance.

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Erin’s Easy Entertaining Tips

Homemade mimosas are excellent entertaining drinks because they are both easy to make and also simple to make several of.

Here are a few ideas to making these brunch drinks whenever you’re hosting your people:

  • Purchase more than enough mimosa ingredients. A 750 ml. bottle of prosecco has about 26 oz of bubbly inside it. If you’re using my recipe below, you’ll have enough for about 6 mimosas. Depending on your number of guests and how steep your pours are, a second or even third bottle of prosecco would be a smart idea to have around and chilled.
  • Use the right wine. A dry sparkling wine is ideal here, so you don’t want anything that’s sweetened. Look for a bottle with the label “brut.” “Extra dry” is actually sweeter than brut, so steer away from that, as well as anything that includes the words “demi-sec” or “doux,” because these are oftentimes served as dessert wines.
  • Consider turning it into a mimosa bar. I wrote an entire post about this, and a mimosa bar is both fun and easy to put together! Grab your favorite juices to offer mimosa varieties, choose fresh fruit and garnishes, and don’t forget your champagne bucket to keep the bubbly cold!
  • Store any leftover mimosa ingredients in the fridge. A champagne stopper* (affiliate link) will keep the sparkling wine bubbly for about 24 hours with this on it.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best champagne for mimosas?

You can use any champagne you have on hand—but keep in mind that a traditional champagne is from the Champagne region of France and because of that, it is more expensive than other sparkling wines.

What is a good inexpensive champagne?

Moet & Chandon is a good brand of champagne, as is Veuve Clicquot, though both are more expensive than I would normally spend for something like a mimosa. Let’s be real: If I’m getting fancy champagne, I want to sip it by itself at a celebratory event.

If you’re in the market for a good quality, less expensive sparkling wine, we tend to keep a bottle of Korbel or Mumm, both California sparkling wines, in our wine fridge for mimosas.

What is the ratio for a mimosa?

The traditional ratio is of mimosa ingredients is 1 part orange juice to 1 part champagne. You can eyeball this or measure it out—whatever works best for you. In our house, we have something called a “Winston mimosa,” which is about 2-3 parts champagne to 1 part orange juice.

Do Mimosas get you drunk?

If you drink enough, they certainly can.

Which prosecco is best for mimosas?

We tend to keep a bottle of prosecco on hand at all times since we have a family member who enjoys it. Our favorite brands are La Vostra Prosecco, La Marca and Ruffino. They all work beautifully in this mimosa recipe, though using prosecco would technically turn it into a Prosecco Mimosa.

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Quick tips for making a Prosecco Mimosa

  • Make a fun variation and use different mimosa flavors! Add some strawberry simple syrup and turn this into a Strawberry Mimosa. Instead of orange juice, use apple cider and voila! You’ve got an Apple Cider Mimosa. You can do this to create so many mimosa flavors, so use your imagination and have fun!
  • If you’re making a mimosa for yourself or you and your partner, consider purchasing a 4-pack of smaller bottles. (This Korbel California Champagne 4-pack* (affiliate link) is excellent!).
  • If you open a full bottle, keep the champagne cold in an ice bucket or a metal-lined wine cellar* (affiliate link). Also, if you don’t drink it all, use a champagne stopper* (affiliate link) to store the champagne in your fridge for up to 24 hours.
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Yield: 1 drink

Classic Mimosa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A mimosa is a classic brunch drink that's incredibly easy to make at home. Calling for just two ingredients, this champagne cocktail can easily be adjusted to create different mimosa flavors.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. orange juice
  • 4 oz. champagne, prosecco or Cava

Instructions

  1. In a wine glass or a champagne flute, measure out equal parts of orange juice and sparkling wine.
  2. Garnish with fresh fruit, an orange peel or with nothing at all, and enjoy immediately.

Notes

Mimosas can be changed up easily by swapping out orange juice for another fruit-based juice.

Here are a few ideas to add unique flavors to your mimosa if you don’t want to use orange juice:

  • Apple Cider Mimosa—grab your favorite apple cider from the store and use that in place of the orange juice. Garnish with some apple slices and consider adding a cinnamon-sugar rim.
  • Prosecco Mimosa—simply pick up your favorite bottle of prosecco and use that instead of champagne
  • Strawberry Mimosa—add a splash of strawberry simple syrup to the orange and champagne mixture to make a Strawberry Mimosa. Garnish with a fresh strawberry!
  • Cranberry Mimosa—instead of orange juice, use unsweetened cranberry juice. Also, consider adding a splash of simple syrup if this is too tart for you. Garnish with fresh cranberries! (This is similar to a Cranberry Bellini, fyi.)
  • Pineapple Mimosa—use pineapple juice instead of orange juice… or even find a pineapple-orange juice combination to make this variety! Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge.
  • Mango Mimosa—instead of orange juice, use mango juice and garnish it with a slice or two of fresh mango.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1 drink

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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2 Comments

  1. As always, mmm good! Love all of the flavor ideas! A must make this weekend for a girls night I’m having!

  2. I so prefer prosecco to champagne! This post is so helpful and I can’t wait to try all of your flavor ideas!

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