This mimosa mocktail is bubbly and light, perfect for brunch or social gatherings with friends and family. It’s a non-alcoholic twist on a classic mimosa recipe. Made with just 2 simple ingredients!
About This Recipe
A mimosa is a classic cocktail typically made with equal parts of champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice. The Mimosa cocktail was first created at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, in the 1920’s. The original idea behind the mimosa cocktail was to create a light, full of citrusy flavor and refreshing drink that could be enjoyed early in the day. For the non-alcoholic version, simply swap the champagne with ginge ale or non-alcoholic sparkling wine.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Refreshing: This mocktail is made with freshly squeezed orange juice which provides a refreshing citrus flavor. The combination of orange juice and ginger ale makes the perfect sparkling brunch drink!
- Non-alcoholic: This virgin mimosa is a fun and fruity drink perfect for all age groups and non-drinkers.
- Easy to make: Mimosa mocktail is super easy to make. All you need to do is pour the chilled orange juice into the champagne flute and top it off with ginger ale.
Mimosa Mocktail Ingredients
- Orange juice: Using fresh orange juice is recommended. Freshly squeezed orange juice offers a natural freshness and acidity that cannot be compared to packaged or bottled juices. If you don’t like pulp in your drink, strain the orange juice through a fine mesh sieve before using it.
- Ginger ale: Adds a bubbly touch and fizzy texture to the drink.
How to Make Mimosa Mocktail
- Add orange juice into a champagne glass and fill it about halfway.
- Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a half-orange slice or orange twist. Serve and enjoy!
- Never serve mimosa over ice. Ice will melt and dilute the drink. To have a cold and refreshing mimosa mocktail use chilled orange juice and ginger ale.
- Champagne is typically served in a flute glass. The shape of the glass helps preserve the bubbles and carbonation of the drink for a longer time.
- You can substitute ginger ale for flavored and fruity sparkling waters or sparkling cider. Plain sparkling water is not a good idea for this recipe as it will reduce the overall sweetness and flavor.
The Classic mimosa mocktail recipe can be customized with different ingredients to suit different tastes. Here are a few delicious variations you can try:
- Pineapple mimosa mocktail: The pineapple mimosa mocktail is a refreshing non-alcoholic drink that combines the classic flavors of mimosa with the tropical goodness of pineapple.
- Strawberry mimosa mocktail: Strawberry mimosa mocktail is a fruity spin on the classic mimosa. It has a pretty pink look and a sweet taste.
- Raspberry mimosa mocktail: A drizzle of raspberry syrup will add a bright and fruity flavor to the drink.
- Orange slices
- Orange twists
- Mint sprigs
- Fresh raspberries
What Is a Virgin Mimosa Made Of?
A virgin mimosa is a non-alcoholic version of the classic mimosa cocktail. It typically consists of a combination of fruit juice or syrups and sparkling water or non-alcoholic sparkling wine, instead of champagne.
Can You Make Mimosas Ahead of Time?
This non-alcoholic mimosa is best enjoyed freshly poured because the carbonation will become flat as the drink sits out.
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- 2 ounces fresh orange juice, chilled
- 4 ounces ginger ale, chilled
- Orange twists for garnishes
Add orange juice into a champagne glass and fill it about halfway.
Top with ginger ale. Garnish with a half-orange slice or orange twist. Serve and enjoy!