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The Mimosa recipe is that of a cocktail which incorporates the key ingredients like champagne and orange juice. The Mimosa recipe prescribes the mixing of one part of orange juice to three parts of champagne.

History of Mimosa

The Mimosa recipe was first invented by a barman at the Paris Ritz Hotel around 1925. The recipe is highly inspired by the Mimosa blossoms, which are yellowish little fluffy blooms. Since, the drink bears a strong resemblance to the cocktail Buck’s Fizz, which was invented in England around 1921; many believe the Mimosa recipe to be an inspired or a stolen version of the Buck’s Fizz. To this day in Britain, the drink mix of champagne and orange juice is referred to as Buck’s Fizz, while in most parts of Europe and the entire United States, the drink is known as Mimosa itself.

Ingredients Used and Popular Methods of Preparation of Mimosa

The key ingredients suggested in the Mimosa recipe are chilled champagne and orange juice. The orange juice is generally first, poured over ice cubes in a flute or Collins glass and then, the glass is filled with champagne. The ingredients are mixed by gentle stirring and served.

Serving and Drinking Mimosa

Traditionally, this popular drink, Mimosa, is served in tall flutes, those which are generally used in serving champagnes. The drink can also be served in Collins Glass. Generally, the drink is served accompanied by a morning brunch or formal breakfasts like the “hair of the dog” or it is served to the guests on special occasions such as weddings. Also, much commonly, this fizzy cocktail is served with a cherry garnish, orange peel twist or with a topping of grenadine syrup. Often, the cocktail drink is served in the first class sections of aircrafts as well as in fancy hotels.

Popular Variations in Mimosa Recipe

Sometimes though, the Mimosa recipe also suggests the addition of Grand Mariner to the other key ingredients and then, the drink is known as Grand Mimosa. Some bartenders believe in mixing the orange juice and champagne in the ratio in the half is to half ratio. Many mixologists have also argued pouring the drink over ice as they believe it dilutes the drink and alters its taste unfavorably. The non-alcoholic version of the mimosa recipe prescribes ingredients like seltzer, mineral water or club soda instead of champagne.

Health and Nutrition Facts of Mimosa

One serving of this cocktail provides a total of 137 calories with the carbohydrates contributing to the maximum caloric value, making up 87.6% of the drink.