There is nothing like a good, tasty Mimosa during the holiday’s. Every year my wife and I enjoy a few of these tasty beverages on Christmas day!
Here is how you can make the perfect, classic Mimosa!
Use a dry sparkling wine, not sweet. Your best bet is to look for “Cava,” which comes from Spain or an American sparkling wine that’s around $15. A dry Prosecco is a great option, too. You don’t want to buy a sparkling wine under $10, if you do…you will enter headache central!
The Orange Juice
If you can make it happen, you will want to use freshly squeezed orange juice. Seems like a lot of work, but it is totally worth it. Freshly squeezed OJ is a little lighter, a bit tart and more delicate than anything you can find in the store.
If you don’t want to squeeze your own juices…try using the ‘Simply’ brand of orange juice.
A classic mimosa recipe calls for equal parts sparkling wine to orange juice. There is no doubt equal parts tastes great, but holding back on the wine a little creates a more enjoyable beverage. There is also the option to add a splash of orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or triple sec.
When you’re making a mimosa, always add the sparkling wine first, then top with orange juice. This way, the cocktail mixes together on its own and won’t make a sticky mess at the top of the glass.
***You never want to serve a Mimosa warm. Make sure to keep the wine and orange juice chilled in the refrigerator prior to making and serving!