Origins of the Mimosa
Mimosas are everywhere! Weekend brunch, bridal showers and
other get-togethers are just some of the occasions where mimosas are served. Traditionally
served as a mixture of champagne and orange juice, this is one light and
refreshing drink that is here to stay.
We all clearly know the drink, but do you know the history? The mimosa is named after the mimosa
flower, a bright orange/yellow blossom native to southern Mexico and
Central and South America.
As far as the origin of the beverage, it seems that there
are two different versions surrounding the classic. According to Redstone
American Grill, one version of the story is that the adult beverage was
invented at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925 by Frank Meier.
Another popular origin story is that a French bartender
stole the idea from a London tavern that calls their almost identical
concoction “Buck’s Fizz” around the same time.
The Buck’s Fizz
is still around today and varies slightly from the traditional mimosa in that
its recipe uses two parts orange juice for every one part of champagne instead
of the 50/50 classic.
Whatever the history may be, the mimosa sure is a brunch
staple. In fact, it’s so popular that there are many variations to the classic.
Consider substituting orange juice for a variety of other
juices including: pomegranate, pineapple, cranberry, blood orange, grapefruit and
My personal favorite is to pour a glass of champagne, add a
splash of pomegranate juice and a handful of pomegranate seeds. Once you make
it through your beverage, snacking on the soaked seeds is tasty bonus.
Champagne flutes are the preferred glass type for consuming
mimosas. At The Tipsy Grape, we
different styles that can be customized with any design you desire. Order
yours today and get them in time for your next mimosa bash!