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How To Make The Perfect Mimosa Cocktail

Delish UK logo Delish UK 14/02/2020 Victoria Chandler
a glass of wine: 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. © bhofack2 - Getty Images 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.

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.

Containing just TWO ingredients, mimosas are the drink of choice for a girl’s weekend get together, wedding reception toasts and the welcome lounge of a First Class flight (if you’re ever lucky to score that upgrade).

What’s the difference between a Mimosa, a Buck’s Fizz and a Bellini?

It’s easy to get these three mixed up. After all, each cocktail contains bubbly and fruit juice of some sort. The main difference between a Mimosa and Buck’s Fizz is that a Mimosa contains equal parts Champagne and orange juice, while a Buck’s Fizz is made with two parts Champagne, and one part orange juice. A Bellini is totally different, using Prosecco and peach pureé.

What’s the best Champagne to use?

Because you’re getting sweetness from your orange juice, you want your Champagne to be as dry as possibly. So when buying a bottle look for the words Brut or Extra Brut as this indicates its dryness, because fun fact: a Champagne described as ‘Dry’ actually sits further up the sweetness scale.

Can you use Prosecco instead of Champagne?

We’re not here to tell ya what fizz to add – so if you want Prosecco, Cava, or even English sparkling wine, knock yourself out! 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? You’ve got to try or gorgeous Mimosa Layer Cake.

Yields: 12

Ingredients

  • 1

    750ml bottle of Champagne, Prosecco or Cava

  • 700 mL

    orange juice

  • Orange slices, to garnish

Directions

  1. Fill a Champagne flute halfway with your chosen fizz. Top with orange juice, garnish with an orange slice and serve.
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