By far one of the easiest and classiest drinks, the basic Mimosa calls for a bottle of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice. Nothing says fancy like a Mimosa and a little black dress. A simple Mimosa is composed of one part champagne or sparkling wine and one part thoroughly chilled citrus fruit juice, usually orange juice. Traditionally served in a champagne flute. A Buck's Fizz is very similar to a Mimosa made with two parts orange juice to one part champagne. You can also add other fruit such as a strawberry. Triple Sec can also be added as an orange liqueur. Usually it is a bad idea to use cheap alcohol for a mixed drink, but the Mimosa is the exception. Use a dry champagne or sparkling wine that is not sweet and get an affordable bottle not Dom Perignon or Cristal. Not one in their right mind would put orange juice in Dom or Cristal those you drink straight.
December 29, 2013