10 Best Mimosa Recipes for a Fantastic Brunch

Brunch is Not the Same Without a Mimosa

Mimosas are often associated with special occasions and brunch. You canring your special occasion to a new level with a few new Mimosa recipes. From the traditional OJ and Champagne Mimosa to cocktails with cranberry, passion fruit, or pineapple, these recipes promise to add a festive flare to any occasion.

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    Classic Mimosa Cocktail
    Nothing beats the classic mimosa trio of orange juice, champagne and triple sec. erin/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

    It doesn't get any easier than this, the classic Mimosa recipe calls for a bottle of your favorite champagne, orange juice, and triple sec. It's extremely easy and the wine bubbles do all the mixing for you.

    A quick pour of the three ingredients and you are ready to celebrate a wedding, graduation, Mother's day, or any other special occasion. Nothing says "fancy brunch" like a Mimosa.

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    Buck's Fizz Cocktail
    Skip the triple sec and you have a delicious Buck's Fizz cocktail. GSPictures/Getty Images

    Now, if we eliminate the triple sec, we have another classic cocktail known as the Buck's Fizz. Though it's often mistaken for a traditional Mimosa, from a technical standpoint, that single ingredient distinguishes the two.

    Yet, you're really not missing any flavor when you switch to the Buck's Fizz. It has that same great orange flavor and is even better if you take the time to squeeze a few oranges.

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    Raspberry Ice Cubes
    The key to the Mama Mimosa is fresh raspberry ice cubes. StockFood/Getty Images

    The Mama Mimosa returns to the three ingredients in the original Mimosa recipe, but this time we add a little raspberry ice to the mix. It's an exciting yet simple addition that looks stunning on a brunch table.

    The raspberry ice is extremely easy to make. You do, however, need to allow enough time for the ice to freeze completely. Otherwise, it will water down your Mimosa before you have the time to enjoy it. The same ice trick can be done with other fruits as they come into season.

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    Passion Fruit Juice
    Add passion fruit juice for a tropical twist. pasmal/Getty Images

    A simple juice substitution and an entirely new Mimosa is created. As you might expect, for this recipe you will need passion fruit juice. Just add Champagne and you're done!

    Honestly, the most difficult part of this drink may be hunting down a pure passion fruit juice. It is not the most common juice around, though it is getting easier to find because it's a trending flavor. If needed, choose a blended juice of passion fruit and orange and enjoy the ultimate Mimosa.

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    Pineapple vodka begins to make an appearance as we discover the joy of pineapple in our Mimosa. It's a simple addition that makes a world of difference in the final drink.

    The tropical fruit adds a fantastic spark to the orange and Champagne cocktail. Feel free to use it as inspiration and choose another fruit flavored vodka for your next round of Mimosas. 

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    Orange juice with orange slice garnish
    An orange slice garnish throws in some tradition with this surprising take on a mimosa. CC BY 0

    Here, we give the Pineapple Mimosa a few extra layers of  flavor. It begins with a top-shelf pineapple vodka and just a little orange juice. On top of that, we add lemon juice and honey syrup for sweetness before topping it with the Italian sparkling wine of Prosecco.

    Though it has a few more ingredients, this Mimosa is just as easy to mix up. It's a truly impressive cocktail that is close enough to the original so your guests will think you have a magical Mimosa touch. They will also want to...MORE know your secret.

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    Blood Orange Mimosa
    This festive blood orange Mimosa recipe gets a healthy squeeze of ruby-colored juice. Grace Clementine/Getty Images

    Blood oranges come into season over the winter months and it is the perfect excuse to host a cold weather brunch. For this recipe, we're simply switching from regular orange juice to the ruby red-colored juice.

    This simple substitution creates a Mimosa with a kick. Blood oranges are less acidic, slightly more bitter, and some can be a bit sweeter than naval oranges. It's a perfect use for a seasonal fruit.

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    Pomegranate Mimosa
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    It's time for a bright red Mimosa and pomegranate juice is the perfect way to get it. This delightfully easy cocktail is one that can add flare to any party, big or small.

    Once again, the pomegranate is a winter fruit so this is perfect for the holidays, particularly if you're using the seeds as a garnish. Yet, it can be a trick to juice the fruits so it might be easier to buy that ingredient. Another option is to use a pomegranate liqueur and for that, we suggest PAMA as it's the...MORE best around.

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    peach bellini with cut peaches
    Get a little peachy with a classic bellini. Joseph De Leo/Getty Images

    You can take your Mimosa in many different ways and use any fruit you like. If you decide to go with peaches, then you have another popular brunch cocktail known as the Bellini.

    The Mimosa and Bellini really do vie for the title of best brunch cocktail and you don't have to choose between the two. The juice is the only real difference, so give your guests a choice between the two. You won't spend any more money or have extra hassle and it's always nice to offer options.

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    Poinsettia cocktail
    The poinsettia makes for a perfect holiday cocktail. Diane Macdonald/Getty Images

    Our last Mimosa-like cocktail is the classic Poinsettia. It is a favorite for holiday parties, but it works year-round and for any occasion. The juice of choice for this cocktail is the popular and easy to find cranberry. Other than that, it's a tried and true Mimosa.

    This is another cocktail that can easily be served in a pitcher, so feel free to make a larger batch. It takes some of the hosting duties off you and allows guests to pour a drink whenever they like.