Mimosa Recipes

Mother's Day offers a significant opportunity for restaurants to profit. According to the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Mother's Day has remained the most popular day for dining out over the past two decades. For brunch diners seeking something special, mimosas are a delicious and easy cocktail to accompany your Mother’s Day brunch menu. We picked out five recipes for mimosas popular with crowds to help you bring in more revenue on your busiest day of the year and answer some common questions about mimosas to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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How to Make a Mimosa

Our tutorial video teaches you how to make mimosas in classic and unique styles. We also provide detailed mimosa recipes so you can secure the ingredients you need or make cocktail ingredients.

Types of Mimosas

From classic orange juice mimosas to tropical fruit juice mimosas, discover the most popular types of mimosas. We provide recipes for each type of mimosa so you can add them to your Mother's Day drink menu.

1. Orange Juice Mimosa

Classic Mimosa

An orange juice mimosa is a classic take on this popular drink. Freshly squeezed orange juice enhances the flavor of the cocktail, but storebought orange juice works too.

Yield: 6 - 8 mimosas

Orange Juice Mimosa Ingredients

  • 3 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 bottle dry champagne
  • Triple sec (to taste)
  • Orange twists for garnish


  1. Fill half of champagne glass with orange juice.
  2. Top off glass with champagne.
  3. Add dash of triple sec.
  4. Garnish with orange twist.

2. Blushing Mimosa

blushing mimosa

For a flavorful twist on the classic mimosa, a blushing mimosa includes pineapple and grenadine to embellish this cocktail. Blushing mimosas get their name from their light pink-orange hue, resembling blushing cheeks.

Yield: 6 - 8 mimosas

Blushing Mimosa Ingredients

  • 2 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons grenadine
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling wine
  • Orange peel for garnish


  1. Add 2 cups orange juice to liquid measuring cup.
  2. Add 1 cup pineapple juice to same cup.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons grenadine to same cup and stir.
  4. Fill half of glass with the juice mixture.
  5. Top off glass with champagne.
  6. Garnish with orange peel.

3. Strawberry Pineapple Mimosa

strawberry pineapple mimosa

A strawberry pineapple mimosa offers a tropical flair to this delicious cocktail. In addition to orange juice, add pineapple juice and sliced strawberries to the champagne or sparkling wine.

Yield: 6 - 8 mimosas

Strawberry Pineapple Mimosa Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 bottle champagne or sparkling white wine
  • Strawberries, sliced, for garnish


  1. Add 1 1/2 cups orange juice to liquid measuring cup.
  2. Add 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice into same cup and stir.
  3. Fill half of glass with juice mixture.
  4. Top off glass with champagne.
  5. Garnish with strawberry.

4. Peach Bellini

peach bellini

Though not technically a mimosa, a peach bellini is a popular, champagne-based cocktail originating in Venice, Italy. It uses Prosecco, a peach puree, and occasionally other fruit for garnish.

Yield: 4 - 6 drinks

Peach Bellini Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag frozen peaches
  • 1/2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 bottle of Prosecco or other sparkling white wine


  1. Add 16 ounces of frozen peaches to commercial blender.
  2. Add 1/2 ounces of lemon juice to blender with lemon squeezer.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to blender.
  4. Puree and use mesh strainer to remove peach chunks over mixing bowl.
  5. Fill half of glass with puree.
  6. Top off glass with Prosecco.

5. Kir Royale

kir royale

A Kir royale is a French cocktail with a champagne base, much like mimosas. However, it also includes creme de cassis - a sweet, red liqueur made from blackcurrants - rather than fruit juice. Since it isn't present in the drink, fruit acts as a garnish.

Yield: 4 - 6 drinks

Kir Royale Ingredients

  • 3- 4 Tablespoons creme de cassis
  • 1 bottle champagne or dry sparkling wine
  • Raspberries for garnish


  1. Add 1 - 2 teaspoons of creme de cassis to each glass.
  2. Top off glass with champagne.
  3. Garnish with raspberries.

Mimosa Recipe Resizer

If you expect a large crowd on Mother's Day, you might need to adjust recipes to accommodate your customers. Use our recipe resizer to adjust our mimosa recipes for your anticipated number of patrons. Remember, it is always safer to have more ingredients than you need than to run out early.

How to Make a Mimosa Bar

a portable bar

Making a mimosa bar is an excellent option to accommodate customers during their Mother's Day brunch. A mimosa bar relieves your servers and increases customers' perceived value. For more control, dedicate a single staff member to working the mimosa bar and assembling drinks upon request.

Use social media to advertise your bottomless mimosa bar and sell tickets to your Mother's Day brunch in advance, locking in a guaranteed set of customers. To get started, here are some simple steps for setting up a mimosa bar.

  • Set up a self-serve station. Place the table with your mimosa bar ingredients in an accessible area so patrons do not feel crowded.
  • Chill your champagne. Use a wine bucket to keep your champagne or sparkling wine cool. Monitor the bucket and ensure there is plenty of ice throughout the event. Replace empty bottles when necessary.
  • Pour the juice into labeled glass carafes. Purchasing uniform, aesthetic carafes for the different types of juice on your mimosa bar creates an attractive presentation. Glass carafes allow the colorful juice to shine.
  • Place champagne glasses on a serving tray, to enhance the visual appeal.
  • Fill small bowls with mimosa garnishes. Place the garnish bowls in front of the juice they complement. Mimosa garnish ideas include fresh herbs, orange slices, berries, pineapple wedges, and pomegranate seeds.
  • Add a serving spoon, fork, or toothpick to each bowl. Prevent contamination with serving utensils.
  • Arrange decorations throughout the table. Flowers are a Mother's Day classic.

Mimosa FAQ

Before you start serving these delicious mimosas, other details come in handy. Knowing how many mimosas you can make with one bottle of champagne or which ingredients are in mimosas helps with recipe resizing and stocking supplies. Below are several common questions about mimosas to help prepare you for your Mother's Day brunch.

What Is in a Mimosa?

Mimosas consist of champagne or sparkling wine and fruit juice. Orange juice is the most popular option. The key aspect of mimosas is the fizz from the champagne, so open, store, and pour the champagne correctly to retain this quality.

How Many Mimosas per Bottle of Champagne?

A standard 750 mL bottle of champagne yields 6 - 8 mimosas. Other champagne-based drinks, like Kir royales, might only get 4 - 6 drinks per champagne bottle.

What Is the Best Champagne for Mimosas?

Since most fruit juices are sweet, using dry, extra dry, or brut champagne balances the flavors nicely. Avoid using doux or demi-sec champagne since their sweetness paired with the fruit juice will overwhelm the palate.

Mimosa Garnish Ideas

Try garnishing your mimosas with fresh herbs, orange slices, berries, pineapple wedges, pomegranate seeds, or dried fruit.

Create a memorable Mother's Day brunch by adding one of these mimosa recipes to your Mother's Day drink menu. Better yet, offer a mimosa bar for more customer appeal. These cocktails are delicious, refreshing, and sure to hit the spot on mom's special day, allowing your establishment to become a yearly tradition for families.

Posted in: Bars & Breweries|Holidays|Recipes|By Nora Fulmer
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