Mimosa cocktail

Mimosa cocktail
The Mimosa cocktail is a popular drink at wedding venues, in France it is also served for brunch; it is equal parts champagne and fresh orange juice.
According to one story, the Mimosa cocktail appeared in 1925 in the bar of the Ritz hotel in Paris and was created by the bartender Frank Meyer. In addition to orange juice and champagne, the drink included an orange liqueur based on Grand Marnier cognac, which at that time was the official drink of all the Ritz hotels.
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • champagne flute


  • 100 ml champagne (chilled)
  • 100 ml orange juice (freshly squeezed, chilled)
  • 1 tsp Grand Marnier  (optional)


  • Fill half glass with orange juice and top it up with champagne so its a 50/50 mix.
  • Add the teaspoon of Grand Marnier (Optional).


Why is it called a mimosa?

The Mimosa cocktail is named after the mimosa plant, Acacia dealbata which has stunning vibrant yellow flowers like the colour of this drink.

What is the difference between Bucks Fizz and Mimosa?

The Mimosa cocktail is equal parts champagne and orange juice, the stronger Bucks Fizz is 2 parts champagne to 1 part orange juice.

Mimosas are such a popular cocktail that they actually have their own holiday. May 16th is actually National Mimosa Day.

Please note that the units field is an estimation, and will vary depending on the type and quantity of alcohol used. Please drink responsibly and legally.