Mimosa?  Yes, please!


Sparkling wine….orange juice….and….strawberries. 

During these long days of summer this sounds like a little slice of heaven.

I know, I know…

Wait, it’s supposed to be champagne. 

No,  there’s triple sec. 

Is that a Buck’s Fizz? 

Are you sure you have it right?

I think mimosa sounds nicer whether there is triple sec, Grand Marnier, grenadine, or whatever else anyone wants added.

Because of that, I will always call the pairing of orange juice and champagne (or sparkling wine), a mimosa.

This mimosa was part of the brunch that I had at my painting day.  The orange juice and sliced strawberries were in a punch bowl.  There was the option of adding a sparkling wine, in this case a Moscato Spumante, if you wanted a mimosa.

Mimosas are typically created based on your alcohol preference. 

A 1-1 ratio of champagne (or sparkling wine) and orange juice is considered “middle of the road”. 

Like a little more alcohol?  Make it 2-1, with more champagne. 

A little less of a fan of alcohol?  Make it 2-1, with more orange juice. 

Easy as that!

Summertime and fresh, ripe strawberries… sounds like a perfect pairing to me!

I’m thinking this recipe is the perfect excuse to gather up some friends, pair this with a little food, and join in with lots of smiles and laughter!


Let your light shine!



*This is my first time entering a photo for Frank’s Tuesday Challenge over at Dutch Goes the Photo, but this was in my archives and the theme is orange this week.  I’ve loved looking at the amazing entries each week!  I’m also entering it into the WordPress weekly photo challenge for details.



22 thoughts on “Mimosa?  Yes, please!

  1. I enjoy mimosas with 1:1 at home, because I can drink 3-4 and feel great. When we get into adding liqueurs, then I can’t do 3-4 and not feel drunk. Champagne has always gone straight to my head, but it’s one of the ones that agrees with me the most.
    I do so enjoy the delicious fruity cocktails of summer 🙂

    1. My first go-to alcoholic drink was a screwdriver. I’m obviously a fan of some juice with my alcohol!
      I’ve not drank mimosas often, but every time I do, I’m like “hey, this is good!” 🙂

    1. I did read conflicting reasons. One reason was that it is a Buck’s Fizz when there is no triple sec and the other said it was when the ratio was 2 parts champagne to 1 part OJ instead of a 1:1 ratio. I’d be very interested to hear what you find out!! 🙂

  2. Yes, please! I’m ready for a mimosa any time of day! Great post and challenge response! Now, I’ll be curious what the story behind the Buck’s Fizz is…


    1. Thanks!! I’m thinking that’s going to my drink of choice on vacation this coming week! 🙂
      I’ve read that it is not a mimosa, but a Buck’s Fizz if triple sec isn’t added. But then I also read that it is called a Buck’s Fizz when it moves from a 1:1 ratio to a 2:1 ratio with more champagne.
      I just like the sound of mimosa better no matter the technicalities! 🙂 -Amy

  3. Thanks for the reminder! A mimosa will be perfect this evening. (By the way I’ve been having trouble posting comments on your site – my problem, not yours but I’ll check if this one goes through and if not I’ll let WordPress know.)

  4. I’ve never had a Mimosa, but looking at that picture I down with trying one.
    I already mentioned to you that your watermelon blog was very educational. UPDATE: I’m either 5 for 5 or 6 for 6 since reading it. Thank you again.

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