Mimosas make the perfect brunch cocktail! With freshly squeezed orange juice, sparkly champagne and an optional shot of Grand Marnier, this Grand Marnier Mimosas recipe was the perfect choice when we hosted our dinner club for a Sunday brunch.
Mimosas – A Classic Brunch Cocktail
The mixture of orange juice and champagne has been served for celebratory breakfasts and brunches for eons. Though you don’t need top of the line champagne, you do need a terrific orange juice. Have you ever made freshly squeezed orange juice? Once you do, you’ll know what you’ve been missing. It is a bit of work unless you own a juicer, but it’s worth it for special occasions. If you can find a bag or two of Valencia oranges, nab them up and reserve them for juicing. And if you don’t have to drive anywhere, you want to spike your mimosas with a tablespoon of Grand Marnier, or your favorite orange liqueur. Totally blissful.
You need just 2 or 3 quality ingredients mixed together for a stellar cocktail recipe. How simple is that? Reserve an orange to slice and garnish your glasses. Using the best of the best AND presentation is key! Cheers!
More Mimosas and Other Brunch Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love:
- Check out these ideas for a DIY Mimosa Bar from Shari’s Berries.
- Peach Bellini
- Mimosa Margaritas from Wine and Glue
- Strawberry Bellinis
- Pineapple Peach Mimosa from Big Bear’s Wife
- How to Set Up an Easy DIY Mimosa Bar from Garnish with Lemon
A Couple of Things You May Need to Make Mimosas:Electric Citrus Juicer Glass Champagne Flutes
The Classic Mimosa with an optional shot of Grand Marnier
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- 2 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice, I recommend Valencia oranges
- 4 ounces champagne, chilled, does not need to be a high-end brand
- 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier, optional
- Fill glass ¼-1/3 of the way with freshly squeezed orange juice. Add champagne almost to the top of the glass, leaving room for the optional Grand Marnier.
- Add one tablespoon of Grand Marnier to each glass if desired.