Mimosa is a cocktail with equal parts champagne and chilled citrus juice, usually orange juice unless otherwise specified.
In the US, the Mimosa is one of the two most popular alcoholic beverages for brunch (the Bloody Mary is the other). It’s a great-tasting mix of OJ and bubbly that goes down smooth, with a flavor that invites you to have a second. Maybe a third. Fortunately, the orange juice dilutes the sparkling wine. So you can drink several without getting blotto before you’ve had that last bite of toast.
And because the drink contains champagne, it’s particularly appropriate for special occasions. It’s a natural at brunches that celebrate weddings, graduations, or other special events (Father’s Day, anyone?) But it’s also perfect for a lazy Sunday morning when it’s just you, your sweetie, that thick Sunday paper — and plenty of time to enjoy each other’s company.
So if you have a festive brunch coming up, this is your drink. And if you don’t have a special occasion on the horizon, no worries: Pouring yourself one of these makes any day special.
Source: Kitchen Riffs
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