Mimosa (cocktail)

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For other uses, see Mimosa (disambiguation).
IBA Official Cocktail
Pool-side Mimosas at The Standard Hotel.jpg
Two Mimosas
Type Wine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served stirred not shaken
Standard garnish

grenadine, cherries, strawberries[citation needed]

Standard drinkware
Flute Glass.svg
Champagne flute
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation Ensure both ingredients are well chilled, then mix into the glass. Serve cold.

A Mimosa is a cocktail-like drink composed of one part champagne (or other sparkling wine) and one part thoroughly chilled citrus fruit juice, usually orange juice unless otherwise specified (e.g. "grapefruit [juice] mimosa"). It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute with a morning brunch as hair of the dog or to guests at weddings.[1]


It is believed to have been invented circa 1925 in the Hôtel Ritz Paris by Frank Meier.[2] It is probably named after the common name in Anglophone Europe for the yellow flowers of Acacia dealbata.[3][4]

A Buck's Fizz is a similar cocktail, but with twice as much orange juice as champagne.


  1. ^ "Mimosa Recipe". Alcomixer. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ Empey, Ereich. "Musings on Cocktails". Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Krekow, Sylvie. "Mimosa - Drink Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Mimosa". Esquire. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  4. ^ http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Rosemoor/About-Rosemoor/Plant-of-the-month/January/Acacia-dealbata