As the clock counts down to midnight on New Year's Eve, the anticipation of a brand-new chapter is best celebrated with the effervescent allure of a Mimosa. Crafted with the celebratory spirit of Champagne, the classic New Year's libation, the Mimosa marries elegance with ease. Join us in crafting the perfect cocktail to accompany the countdown—a low-alcohol elixir adorned with the promise of a sparkling year ahead. From its simple ingredients to delightful variations using Prosecco and Apple Cider, discover why the Mimosa is the ultimate choice for a midnight toast, offering a gentle lift without getting too tipsy and a boost of energy to stay wide awake.
- 4 oz Champagne
- 2 oz Freshly squeezed orange juice
- Whole Strawberry or Orange Slice, for garnish
Mimosa Cocktail Recipe
- Pour 4 oz of chilled Champagne into a flute.
- Add 2 oz of freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Stir gently and garnish with a strawberry or a fresh orange slice. Hell, use both.
Pro-Tip To ensure the perfect Mimosa, chill both the Champagne (or Prosecco) and the orange juice in advance. The refreshing blend of bubbles and citrus will make every sip a delightful reminder of the joys that lie ahead in the coming year.
Hot Remix For an Italian twist, replace Champagne with Prosecco. The Prosecco Mimosa retains the same effervescent charm but introduces a slightly different flavor profile, making it a delightful variation for those seeking a continental touch. For a cozy and seasonal twist, swap out the orange juice for fresh apple cider. The Apple Orchard Mimosa brings the warmth of autumn to your New Year's Eve, infusing the classic cocktail with a hint of orchard-fresh sweetness.