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Easy homemade Mimosas requires only two ingredients. These are made with prosecco and orange juice and they are so refreshing and tasty. These are perfect for breakfast or brunch or celebrations like Valentine’s day or a bridal shower.
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The Best Prosecco Mimosas
Anyone who knows me knows that prosecco is my go-to drink whether it’s brunch, dinner, or dessert. You’ll often find me serving Prosecco Mimosas at parties, or lunches with my girlfriends.
Now I am good with just a straight glass of bubbles, but every once in a while I’ll add a splash of juice to make it into a mimosa. Technically a Mimosa is equal parts orange juice and champagne, but I prefer to make mine with prosecco. I also prefer a bubblier drink, so I do 2 parts prosecco to 1 part orange juice.
It’s totally up to you to prepare your drink, whether you’re making a couple of cocktails for some friends or a pitcher of drinks to serve for a party or brunch. Using equal parts prosecco and juice will stretch the bottle a little further.
What is Prosecco?
Simply put, Prosecco is a sparkling wine from Italy made with Glera grapes (also called Prosecco grapes but has since been changed to Glera). These grapes are grown in northern Italy in the Veneto region, of which the capital is Venice.
What is the Difference Between Prosecco and Champagne?
To put it simply, Champagne is also sparkling wine and is often used for Mimosas. However, Champagne can only be called Champagne if it’s from a designated region of France. Champagne is also made using different varieties of grapes, the most common varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier. The process involved in making champagne is also different than prosecco.
The 2 Ingredients You’ll Need
Garnishes are optional but I like to toss in some fruit or garnish with an orange slice
- Prosecco of choice
- Orange juice- I prefer something pulp free
Which Prosecco is Best for Mimosas?
I prefer something light and crisp, more dry than sweet. My go-to in Ruffino or La Marca. It’s an inexpensive option that has a neutral flavor, so it can be paired well with any type of fruit juice, not just orange juice.
How to Make Mimosas with Prosecco
Be sure the prosecco and orange juice are very cold before starting. You want to avoid adding ice as it dilutes the drink.
Tilt the glass to avoid excessive bubbles and slowly pour the champagne into the glass about 2/3 full and the top off with orange juice. Serve immediately.
Tips for Success
Tilt your glass and slowly pour in the champagne. Tilting the glass will help prevent the bubbles from filling up your cup.
Change the juice. You can pair prosecco with grapefruit juice, cranberry juice, pineapple juice or any combination of these.
Wait to open the bottle. Don’t open your bottle or prosecco until you’re ready to serve so that you can preserve the bubbles.
What Goes with Mimosas?
Honestly, I’ll take a Mimosa just about any time of day, whether it’s breakfast, brunch or dessert.
- Charcuterie Boards: An obvious choice would be a simple cheese, cracker and meat charcuterie board, but also with a dessert board. You can create a themed dessert board like this Valentine’s Day board or get creative with another theme.
- Dessert: Pair with homemade Chocolate Truffles for dessert, especially if it’s a special occasion
- Breakfast or Brunch: Serve alongside sandwiches, fruit salads or some crispy breakfast potatoes. Serve with Chicken Salad on a warm summer day
Can I make this Cocktail in a Pitcher?
Serving pitches of mimosa is so easy. Simply fill the pitcher with the designed amount of orange juice for one bottom of champagne.
You’ll want to keep them nice and cold, so keep the champagne on ice until the party start. At that time, go ahead and pop the top, pour in the champagne, and gently stir.
If you want to keep it cold without watering it down, place the pitcher in a bucket of ice.Print
Easy homemade Mimosas made with only two ingredients, prosecco and orange juice, are so refreshing and tasty.
- 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Prosecco
- 2 ounces (1/4 cup) Orange Juice
- Any garnishes such as fresh fruit
- Chill both the orange juice and prosecco before serving.
- Tilt the glass to avoid excessive bubbles and slowly pour the champagne into the glass about 2/3 full and top off with orange juice. Serve immediately.
- You can also make this equal parts prosecco and orange juice.
- Leftover Prosecco: Keep extra prosecco chilled and use a wine cork or champagne preserver to keep the wine bubbly.
- To make a pitcher: Simply fill the pitcher with the designed amount of orange juice for one bottom of champagne.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Refrigerator
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Easy cocktails, prosecco cocktails, Mimosa drink