In recent years, the humble mimosa has soared in popularity making drinking before midday acceptable as long as you snap a photo of your avo on toast and tag it brunchgoals. After all, each cocktail contains bubbly and fruit juice of some sort. Can you use Prosecco instead of Champagne? The only fizzes I would avoid are things such as Asti Spumante, Demi-Sec sparkling wines or Dry Prosecco like Valdobbiadene which are all a lot sweeter. Love Mimosas? Type keyword s to search.
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The Mimosa solves that issue. The beverage joins another eye-opening morning stalwart, the Bloody Mary , as a supreme brunch cocktail that is universally acceptable to enjoy before the clock strikes noon. Composed of sparkling wine and orange juice, the Mimosa was created around and named for a yellow-flowered plant. Its origin is often pegged to Frank Meier, a bartender at the Ritz hotel in Paris during that time. With only two ingredients, you want to choose high-quality wine and juice—so, the opposite of what you will find at the bottomless pitcher places. Start with a good, dry Champagne or other sparkling wine like prosecco or cava. And, like all drinks demanding juice, fresh is always best, so squeeze a couple oranges for the rich citrusy flavor and added benefit of vitamin C. But be careful not to get too heavy-handed with the OJ.
The classic Mimosa drink recipe is an old standard cocktail. The usual Mimosa recipe blends champagne with orange juice and a touch of triple sec. But you can use any orange liqueur you like. And I think your choice depends on what kind of champagne and orange juice you have. For example, Grand Marnier is a little sweeter than Cointreau and or triple sec. If your champagne is on the sweet side, you might choose Cointreau to balance it. And if you are fresh squeezing your orange juice, you might check to see how acidic your oranges are before deciding.