This is the definitive guide on How to Make a Mimosa! Bubbly, sweet citrusy sips of your favorite brunch beverage are perfect for weekend mornings with friends. When made just right, a good mimosa should be easy to concoct and even easier to sip on.

Oranges garnish several glasses of mimosas.

How to Make a Mimosa

When it comes to finding the perfect brunch spot on a Sunday morning, there’s one phrase that we all need to hear to sweeten the deal – bottomless mimosas. At this point, I don’t even bother making a reservation unless that’s advertised! However, as any brunch lover knows all too well, not all mimosas are created equally. That’s where making your own mimosas really comes in handy!

There’s nothing more disheartening than taking the first sip of a mimosa and being disappointed. Whether it’s too fruity, flat, or made with super cheap champagne, there’s plenty that can go wrong with a mimosa. When you make mimosas at home, you have the control to make it exactly as you like it. I’ve included plenty of tips below (just keep scrolling) to get the best results every time.

Going out to a restaurant is definitely fun, but hosting your own brunch party with friends is an experience you should try at least once. Serve these bubbly mimosas beside some French Crepes, Crispy Breakfast Potatoes and the best Eggs Benedict for the most delicious Sunday morning! Plus, when you’re at home, the mimosas can be as bottomless as you’d like.

The ingredients for mimosas are placed on a green surface.

How to Make a Mimosa

Check out just how easy a classic mimosa is to make! For more exact ingredient measurements and step by step instructions, just scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Pour. Add half an ounce of Cointreau (or another orange liqueur) to each tall glass. Then, fill each glass to the top with champagne. Top with a splash of orange juice.
  2. Serve. That’s all there is to it! No need to shake or stir. Just serve your mimosas right away so they stay cool and bubbly.
Champagne is poured into a tall glass.

Ingredient Notes

Before you head to the store, check out these notes about the three ingredients that make a classic mimosa!

  • Champagne – Feel free to swap this with prosecco, cava, or another type of sparkling white wine. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s two things – good quality and chilled. If it’s on the cheaper side, you may not get the best flavor.
  • Orange Juice – Use whatever orange juice you already know that you like the flavor of! I personally like a smooth mimosa with no pulp, but you can definitely have some pulp in the mix if that’s what you like.
  • Orange Liqueur – Cointreau and Grand Mariner are the two most popular brands. Both will work fabulously! Just choose whichever one you prefer or already happen to have on hand.

Tips for the Best Mimosa

Here’s how to get the very best orange mimosa every single time:

  • Don’t shake or stir. Mimosas are famously bubbly. Don’t pop those bubbles by shaking or stirring the mimosa! All three ingredients will naturally meld together once poured. You can always lightly rotate the glass a little bit with each sip to help the ingredients mix if needed.
  • Don’t make it ahead of time. Remember, the key to a perfect mimosa is keeping things crisp, cool and above all else – bubbly! If you pour it ahead of time and try to store it in the fridge, all of those bubbles will go flat and you’ll be left with a very sad mimosa.
  • Measure with care. I recommend making your mimosa exactly as instructed per this recipe. After a taste test, then you can decide if you need more or less of any ingredient listed.
Three glasses of mimosas are placed on a brown place mat.

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Oranges garnish several glasses of mimosas.

Get the Recipe: Best Mimosa Recipe

The perfect mimosa starts with premium ingredients. Choose your favorite bubbly and pair it with hand-squeezed orange juice for a delightful morning cocktail.
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  • 1 750 ml bottle of champagne, sparkling wine, Prosecco or cava, chilled
  • 2 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 2 ounces grand mariner


  • 3 champagne glasses


  • Add 1/2 ounce of grand mariner or other orange liquor to each glass.
  • Fill glasses about half way with champagne and top with orange juice.
  • Serve immediately.
Calories: 137kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.05g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 414mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 413IU, Vitamin C: 103mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.4mg