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These mimosas are refreshing and festive brunch cocktails.


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  recipe can be adjusted to your liking; add more orange juice or Champagne as you see fit.

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Grand Mimosas

These mimosas are refreshing and festive brunch cocktails.

Servings: 6
Total Time: 5 Minutes


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


  1. To each glass, add ½ ounce (1 tablespoon) orange liqueur. Add Champagne to fill each glass ⅔ full (you'll need about ½ cup per glass). Top each glass off with about ¼ cup orange juice. Garnish edge of each glass with an orange slice if desired.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 173
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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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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  • Any suggestions on how I can make this non-alcoholic? A mock tail?

    • — Sohnia Malik on May 6, 2023
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    • Hi Sohnia, There are several non-alcoholic mimosa recipes online that replace champagne with others like ginger ale or non-alcoholic sparkling wine. This one gets good reviews if you want to give it a try.

      • — Jenn on May 8, 2023
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  • I made a pitcher of this recipe for Easter brunch and it was delicious. I just used the basics – Tropicana and a moderately priced Cava – and yet it really seemed elevated. Thank you for so many great recipes.

    • — Megan on April 11, 2023
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  • Super good, gives it a deep Orange flavor and makes it feel a bit more festive with the orange zest!

  • Best mimosa ever!!!! Doubled the recipe and added the Champagne last. Another great one Jenn. Enjoyed for Mother’s Day!!!!

    • Forgot to give 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • 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!

    • Absolutely!

  • 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!

    • — Eileen O'Connor
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  • 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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