Grand Mimosa

mimosa

Recipe: Grand Mimosa (serves one)

  • 2 parts Champagne or other sparkling wine
  • 1 part fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 oz. Grand Marnier

Pour 2 parts sparkling wine into a Champagne flute. Add Grand Marnier and top with orange juice.


The Mimosa is hard to beat for a brunch cocktail. It is said to have been invented in 1925 by a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and traditionally has equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice. We prefer a higher ratio of sparkling wine; we often use the inexpensive and reliably tasty La Marca Prosecco. Adding Grand Marnier makes for a more well-rounded drink. If you’re looking for a brunch cocktail with more of a kick, try the¬†Jumping Jellybean.

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