The Best Mimosas for a Fantastic Brunch

There's a Mimosa Recipe for Every Season and Occasion

Buck's Fizz Cocktail

The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

Break out the bubbly because it's time for mimosas! The famous Champagne cocktail is a fantastic drink for brunch, easy to make, and a brilliant addition to any special occasion. 

While the original mimosa recipe is a fabulous drink, it has served as inspiration for many new sparkling wine recipes. Today's array of mimosa flavors include cranberry, pomegranate, and more. Whether you're looking for a seasonal recipe or a year-round go-to, there's sure to be a mimosa recipe for you. Feel free to substitute more cost-effective bubbles like a dry Prosecco or Cava in place of the pricier Champagne in any of these recipes.

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    The Classic Mimosa

    Mimosa Cocktail

    The Spruce / Loren Runion

    It doesn't get any easier than this! The classic mimosa recipe calls for a bottle of your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine, orange juice, and (optional) 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 or any other special occasion. And, nothing says "fancy brunch" like a mimosa.

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    Buck's Fizz

    Buck's Fizz Cocktail

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    The Buck's fizz likely inspired the mimosa. This is another classic cocktail and nearly the same drink, with its simple mix of orange juice and sparkling wine. There's no need for triple sec, and it's even better if you take the time to squeeze a few oranges.

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    Pineapple Mimosa

    Pineapple Mimosa

    The Spruce Eats / S&C Design Studios

    The pineapple mimosa offers a few extra layers of flavor for you to enjoy. It begins with a top-shelf pineapple vodka and just a little orange juice. On top of that, you'll add lemon juice and honey syrup 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 to make your guests think you have a magical mimosa touch.

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    The Famous Bellini Cocktail

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

    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 and triple sec are the only real differences, so it's easy to offer both and let your guests choose which they'd like. It won't cost much more or add any hassle and it's always nice to offer options.

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    Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

    The Spruce / Nyssa Tanner

    The classic poinsettia 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.

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    St. Germain Cocktail

    St. Germain Champagne Cocktail

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    For spring affairs, a light, airy, and floral Champagne cocktail is a perfect fit. The St. Germain cocktail is one of the best recipes for the season and it requires one simple substitution from the Buck's fizz.

    Instead of a juice, the sparkling wine in this recipe is paired with St. Germain Liqueur. It offers the refreshing flavor of elderflowers and the wine opens it up beautifully. As with many mimosa-like recipes, it's an easy one to transform into a ​nonalcoholic mocktail as well.

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    Champagne and Chambord

    Champagne and chambord cocktail recipe

    ​The Spruce / Cara Cormack

    You will need just two ingredients for this delightfully simple cocktail. Better yet, there's no guesswork because the name Champagne and Chambord says it all!

    The recipe combines a half shot of Chambord Liqueur with your favorite Champagne, though any sparkling wine will do. It offers the sweet taste of black raspberries enhanced with effervescence and is sure to please anyone who drinks it.

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    Apple Cider Mimosa

    Apple Cider Mimosa in a Champagne glass

    The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

    Simple, delightful, and perfect for an autumn meal, the apple cider mimosa is a cocktail you will want to share with everyone. The recipe is a sparkling rendition of spiked apple cider that pairs just as well with seasonal brunch dishes.

    Like all mimosas, it's best to keep things simple, so you only need three liquid ingredients to make this drink. The base is a lovely combination of pear vodka and apple cider, which is topped with your favorite sparkling wine. 

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    Cranberry Mimosa

    Pine infused Christmas mimosa recipe

    ​The Spruce Eats / Teena Agnel

    The holiday, wintery mimosa is a festive cocktail recipe that's an appetizing addition to any holiday brunch. It has the fruity sparkle that makes the original mimosa great with a few seasonal twists to make it something truly spectacular.

    The pomegranate and cranberry are winter fruits, so this is perfect for the holidays, particularly if you're using the seeds as a garnish.

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    Black Velvet

    Black Velvet Hero

    The Spruce / Emily Baker

    The black velvet is an interesting mixed drink that combines ​​Champagne and dark beer in a single glass. One may think this an unlikely combination but it's actually quite good. It has been around for a very long time and may even be the original beer mixed drink!