Grand Mimosas

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These mimosas are refreshing and festive brunch cocktails.

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Grand mimosas are festive cocktails made with orange juice, Champagne and orange liqueur. They are traditionally served with brunch as a “hair of the dog” remedy for a hangover. The following basic recipe can be adjusted to your liking — add more orange juice or Champagne as you see fit. 

ingredients

Grand Mimosas

These mimosas are refreshing and festive brunch cocktails.

Servings: 6
Total Time: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 6 orange slices, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. To each glass, add 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) orange liqueur. Add Champagne to fill each glass 2/3 full (you'll need about 1/2 cup per glass). Top each glass off with about 1/4 cup orange juice. Garnish edge of each glass with an orange slice if desired.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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Reviews & Comments

  • i love this drink. however, I need to add some pineapple juice and a splash of vodka. very refreshing. enjoy responsibly!!!!

    • — christine on May 4, 2018
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  • We made these this morning for Christmas. I followed the measurements exactly but it didn’t fill up an entire glass like your picture. It was very strong liquor flavour. We added more orange juice & it was better for our taste. The grand mariner definitely amps up the flavour. It wasn’t special enough to become a tradition for us though. Maybe I made a mistake when pouring? We used a cava & that was fine for the mimosa though.

    • — TracyV on December 25, 2017
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  • Hello! Every recipe I have made of yours has been fabulous! Question: I want to make this for Easter (this Sunday), but would rather make a pitcher. We’re having over 10 adults and would hate to have to keep refilling glasses. Any idea on how to adjust the recipe?
    Thanks for all you do!
    Lynn

    • Hi Lynn, if you’re serving 10, I would suggest doubling the recipe (you may have a little leftover). Just fill the pitcher and store the extra in the fridge until you need to refill the pitcher. Hope everyone enjoys!

      • Perfect! I really appreciate your quick response!!!

  • The recipe looks delicious. What is a good way to garnish a Mimosa?

    • You could try a thinly sliced orange on the rim of the glass, or floating raspberries.

  • In the picture in this post, I see a bottle of Cava. Do you have any suggestions for choosing a sparkling wine or champagne for Grand Mimosas? I am thinking you wouldn’t want to use the least nor the most expensive selections. Does Brut or Extra Dry matter?

    • You don’t need to spend much on the champagne here. Cava (which is inexpensive) works great. In general, stick with something a little drier.

  • These are delicious! And most definitely a step up from a plain mimosa. After these I will have a hard time having anything else. Thank you for the recipe!

  • Can you make this recipe in a pitcher rather than by the glass?

    Thank you!

  • I really like adding Grand Marnier to the Mimosas, but I think adding the Champagne last makes it bubble, while doing the opposite kinda makes it boring. Maybe it’s just me.

  • This is the most fabulous answer to my holiday brunch entertaining, thank you Jenn!

  • I made these yesterday. I never thought to add orange liquor to a mimosa before, but WOW! It really kicked them up a notch. Enjoyed by all.

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