Mimosa (cocktail)

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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 composed of one part champagne (or other sparkling wine) and one part chilled citrus fruit juice, usually orange juice unless otherwise specified (e.g. a grapefruit juice mimosa). It is traditionally served in a tall champagne flute with a morning brunch or to guests at weddings.


It is believed to have been invented circa 1925 in the Hôtel Ritz Paris by Frank Meier.[1] It is probably named after the common name in Anglophone Europe for the yellow flowers of Acacia dealbata.[2][3]

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

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