Mimosa (cocktail)

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Mimosa
IBA Official Cocktail
Pool-side Mimosas at The Standard Hotel.jpg
Two Mimosas
Type Wine cocktail
Primary alcohol by volume
Served Neat; undiluted and without ice
Standard garnish

Orange twist

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 equal parts champagne (or other sparkling wine) and 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, to guests at weddings, or as part of "1st Class" service on some passenger railways and airlines.

History[edit]

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]

Variations[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Empey, Ereich. "Musings on Cocktails". Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Krekow, Sylvie. "Mimosa – Drink Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Mimosa". Esquire. Retrieved 2012-08-02.