If there is one beverage that comes to mind when I think of an elegant and festive breakfast or brunch its Mimosas. These citrusy cocktails are light and delicious and would be the highlight of breakfast in bed or brunch for Mom on Mother’s Day!
Classic Mimosas are nothing more than orange juice and champagne. The twist with this mimosa recipe is the addition of a splash of Cointreau or another orange-flavored liqueur. Classic Mimosas with a Twist would also be delicious at any special breakfast or brunch, lazy Saturday or Sunday breakfasts, at bridesmaid luncheons, bridge club meetings, book club meetings, well, you get the idea!
And, the best part is you won’t believe how quick and easy these light and refreshing cocktails are to make! If you would like to make Virgin Mimosas, you can replace the champagne with Sprite, ginger ale, or Seven-up and leave out the Cointreau.
Whenever I think of mimosas, I can’t help thinking about a large mimosa tree we had in our yard when I was growing up. I know now they are considered invasive and trash trees, but I loved that tree. It was the perfect size tree for climbing. It had the most beautiful cloud-like puffy pink flowers that we pretended were powder puffs. And, every May, we wove the flowers into crowns to take to school for May Day.
But, I digress. Today we are talking about yummy Mimosa cocktails and not Mimosa trees!
If you are wondering what to serve with your Mimosas, how about my yummy Cornmeal Biscuits with Orange Butter, Southern Cheese Grits Casserole, Foolproof Eggs Benedict, or Butterscotch Pecan Coffee Cake?
Need even more ideas, check out my easy 32 Mother’s Day Breakfast and Brunch Recipes!
To make these luscious Classic Mimosas with a Twist, you will need champagne, orange juice, and Cointreau or another orange-flavored liqueur. Also, Mimosas are usually served in champagne flutes.
To make a Classic Mimosa with a Twist, simply pour the orange juice into a champagne flute. Top the orange juice with champagne and add the Cointreau.
Classic Mimosas with a Twist Recipe
- 1/4 cup chilled fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup chilled champagne
- 1 Tbsp Cointreau or another orange-flavored liqueur
- Pour orange juice into a champagne flute
- Top the orange juice with champagne and add the Cointreau
- Serve immediately.