Like most mixed drinks, the Mimosa, that brunch staple, is better when the ingredients are of high quality. This doesn’t mean you should use that incredible bottle of Champagne you were given as a birthday present, but it does mean you should use a good, dry sparkling wine that tastes delicious without the addition of fruit juice. Cava, which may bring to mind Champagne more than prosecco does, is also substantially lower in price. As to the juice, squeeze it fresh — from whatever sorts of orange citrus you like best — and strain it.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Pour juice into a Champagne flute, top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a sprig of mint if you like. If you’re after a stronger drink, add a teaspoon of orange liqueur, after the sparkling wine.