Last edited on July 19, 2023

If you're hosting a brunch, you've got to learn how to make Classic Mimosas to put on your menu! They're super easy to make, using only 2 ingredients, and they're fun for all occasions.

There aren't many drinks that you can get away with having at any time of day, but the Mimosa is definitely one of them!

A light, orange, bubbly classic mimosa in a champagne flute on a bar, next to an orange wedge, in soft sunlight.


  • 1 Bottle Sparkling Wine (750 ml), chilled
  • 3 Cups Orange Juice (chilled)


  1. Grab some chilled champagne flutes.
  2. Fill the flutes with equal amounts of your Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice.
  3. Enjoy!

Classic Mimosa Recipe Notes

  • For a fantastic Mimosa, make sure everything is properly chilled before making. We don't have ice in our drink, because you don't want dilution to spoil the wonderful Mimosa flavors.

  • We've used a 1:1 ratio of Sparkling Wine and Orange Juice here, but play around with the ratio to suit your own taste. Some people will double the wine, and others will double the juice, it's all up to what you want.

  • Fresh orange juice makes all the difference here. It keeps more of that natural acidity and flavor, so it's definitely worth making your own if possible.

  • If you don't want the pulp in your drink, use a fine mesh strainer to strain your orange juice before making the Mimosas.

  • It's important to use a Champagne Flute in order to preserve the bubbles in your drink, keeping it nicer for longer!

  • For an extra orange kick, try adding a splash of Grand Marnier to your Mimosas!

What Is A Classic Mimosa?

The Classic Mimosa is a refreshing, citrusy, bubbly drink, most commonly found at a good brunch. It's traditionally made with equal parts sparkling wine and orange juice, making it a very easy drink to make (only 2 ingredients!).

What Is A Classic Mimosa Cocktail Made Of?

The Classic Mimosa is made of just two ingredients: sparkling wine, and orange juice. The classic ratio for these ingredients is 1:1, but feel free to try out different ratios to see what works best for you. Sometimes, people will add a splash of Grand Marnier, or Orange Liqueur, to up the orange flavor as well.

Best Sparkling Wine For A Classic Mimosa

Most people prefer a dry sparkling wine for Mimosas, because it helps balance the sweetness from the orange juice. Dry sparkling wines are less sweet than regular sparkling wine.

Champagne is the traditional choice for Mimosas. It's great quality, but can be a bit more on the expensive side. Brut Champagnes, which are a bit drier than usual Champagne, works best in a Mimosa.

Another option that people commonly use is Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine. This is because it's cheap, and quite dry.

Personally, I love to use a dry Prosecco for my Mimosas. You can get it very cheap, and it's got more of a fruity taste, while still being relatively dry. You can get an okay bottle for as low as $12.

Orange Juice In A Classic Mimosa

You can easily get away with store-bought orange juice for your Mimosas, but people will notice if you've used freshly-squeezed orange juice. It keeps that natural flavor so well, and some people even like a little pulp in their drink.

If you're going to make your own fresh juice, I recommend doing it the night before you're making your Mimosas, because you want it to be nice and chilled in your drink.

If you don't want the pulp in your juice, simply strain it with a fine mesh strainer before putting it in the fridge the night before.