This floral Mimosa Recipe is perfect for Easter brunch with fresh squeezed orange juice, chilled champagne, elderflower liqueur, and a splash of Campari.
This recipe was first posted on April 18, 2014 and last updated on April 12, 2022
In a few short days friends and families will be gathering around in the middle of the day to eat ham, deviled eggs, and lots and lots of jelly beans and I think a nice morning cocktail is in order.
A mimosa is the socially acceptable brunch drink for most and makes the perfect vehicle for other hard liquor that a lot of us need to deal with dried-out ham and sugar-crazed children.
This mimosa however, has a pretty peachy-pastel hue from a splash of Campari whose bitterness balances out the sweet, freshly-squeezed orange juice and the floral St-Germain elderflower liqueur.
It is a fizzy, dry, and utterly sophisticated way to start your Easter brunch.
What is a Mimosa?
A classic Mimosa recipe is two parts orange juice and one part champagne or sparkling wine. When the sparkling wine and orange juice mix it is the color of yellow mimosa flowers, hence the name.
Along with the French 75 and Kir Royale, it is one of the most popular champagne cocktails and definitely the most popular at brunch, which makes this champagne cocktail recipe perfect for Easter Sunday or any morning get together.
So grab a bottle of dry sparkling wine and let’s make champagne orange magic!
Ingredients for Making This Mimosa Recipe
- St-Germain elderflower liqueur
- Brut Champagne or sparkling wine
How To Make It
This cocktail is pretty simple so you’ll probably want to make it more than once a year at Easter. I think it’s a perfect way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day, or better yet—make it your signature cocktail!
Prep the oranges. Use a channel knife to create long strips of orange peel for the orange twist garnish then cut the oranges in half and squeeze to make fresh orange juice.
Shake. Combine orange juice and St-Germain in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add a splash of Campari, cover and shake until ice cold.
Strain and top with champagne. Strain mixture into champagne flutes or tall glasses. Top with champagne, garnish with an orange twist and serve!
I adore this Mimosa recipe but there are lots of other champagne cocktails you can try.
Champagne cocktail. A classic Champagne cocktail recipe takes a sugar cube and soaks it in Angostura bitters. Place this in the bottom of a Champagne flute and top cold Champagne. Garnish with a lemon twist and not traditional, but I like a tiny squeeze of fresh lemon juice in mine.
Elderflower Cocktail. Simplify and combine 3 tablespoons St-Germain with 1/2 cup champagne. Top with club soda or tonic water.
Switch up the orange. Keep the Mimosa recipe as it is but add a splash of orange liqueur or use fresh-squeezed blood orange juice instead of navel orange juice.
More Cocktail Recipes To Try!
- California Kir Royale
- Spicy Raspberry Margarita
- Campari White Wine Spritzer
- Cucumber Mezcal Margarita
- California Harvest Fall Sangria
- The Original Cadillac Margarita
- Crushed Strawberry Margarita
Pop That Bottle
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