About National Mimosa Day
The mimosa cocktail is named after the yellow mimosa plant, Acacia dealbata.
Mixing sparkling wine and orange juice is not a new idea– Spain has been drinking this combination for centuries. Sometimes Spaniards would make mimosas with apple juice or grape juice instead.
The Buck’s Fizz isn’t too different from a mimosa… the main difference is that it uses twice as much champagne as orange juice, whereas a classic mimosa is equal parts of alcohol and orange juice.
- 1 bottle champagne or prosecco, chilled
- 1l freshly squeezed orange juice , chilled
TIP: Orange juice from a carton works too, but a freshly squeezed orange will taste fresher.
- Half-fill each of the six glasses with champagne.
- Carefully pour in the orange juice until the glass is full.
- Leave in the fridge until ready to serve.
- Serve with chopped fruit, fruit puree, or serve as it is.