A refreshing Prosecco mimosa recipe made with Italian Prosecco! Similar to our classic mimosa, this mimosa has the perfect crisp, bubbly flavor and it’s great for all occasions. The best part is you only need two ingredients, Prosecco and orange juice! It’s a perfect cocktail for Sunday brunch and easy to make too!
A prosecco mimosa is similar to our classic mimosa, but made with Prosecco insteasd of Champagne. It’s the perfect cocktail for a brunch or celebration. We’re sharing how easy this orange juice cocktail is to make and about choosing the best ingredients to go into this classic drink.
This is one of my all-time favorite cocktails. This popular drink is made with champagne and orange juice, and it is just the right mix of sweet and tart.
I love to drink prosecco mimosas on special occasions, or even just when I want to treat myself. They always make me feel festive and fun. And frankly who doesn’t love a bubbly cocktail?
Also, check out more of our favorite brunch cocktails too and our favorite grapefruit martini that canoe made with Prosecco! If you need some recipes to go with this cocktail, take a look at our best brunch recipes!
How to Make a Prosecco Mimosa
Table of Contents
A mimosa is on the International Bartender Association’s IBA list and the official definition is equal parts orange juice and Champagne. In this recipe we’re using Prosecco, an Italian sparkling white wine with different flavors and notes than Champagne.
Orange Juice – Fresh squeezed is always best. However, it doesn’t have to be homemade, fresh-squeezed. There are plenty of freshly squeezed orange juices available at your local grocery store.
Prosecco – An affordable bottle is perfect for mimosas. Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine. It is typically light and dry with a slightly fruity flavor. It’s a great choice for a mimosa because it is not too sweet.
Prosecco Mimosa vs Champagne
The number one rule of mimosa-making is not to mistake Prosecco for Champagne. The first difference between the two is Prosecco is from Italy, whereas Champagne is from France. The prosecco grape is a white grape that is native to Italy. Prosecco wines are typically made from this grape, and they are known for their light, delicate flavor.
The most common champagne flavors will be almond, white cherry, or citrus-flavored wines. Prosecco is created using grapes and the tank method. It’s also going to be the more affordable option of the two, with a wider variety of flavors to choose from.
Types of Oranges
Here are a few varieties of oranges you can use to make this bubbly cocktail:
- Valencia oranges
- Navel oranges
- Blood oranges
- Mandarin oranges
- Clementine oranges
Prosecco Mimosa Ratio
Mimosas are about balance. You don’t want to have too much orange juice, but you also don’t want to put in too much Prosecco, which would ruin the beverage’s taste.
The best Prosecco mimosa ratio is adding 3 ounces of prosecco and orange juice. Depending on personal preference, you can add more or less of each until you achieve the desired taste.
Mimosas for a Party
If you’re making mimosas for a gathering here is our ratio for 8 guests:
- 1 bottle of Prosecco
- 3 cups orange juice
- 8 Champagne Flutes
Fill each glass halfway with Prosecco and then halfway with orange juice, leaving a small amount of room at the top. No one wants a glass filled to the brim!
Tips for Pouring a Prosecco Mimosa
- Before pouring the mimosa, don’t mix the ingredients. When you combine the ingredients, it can cause the Prosecco to be flat and ruin the drink’s bubbles. Here are some more tips:
- Use a good quality prosecco.
- Use fresh-squeezed orange juice for the best flavor. If you’re buying orange juice, buy pulp-free orange juice.
- Chill the ingredients before serving for the perfect mimosa.
- You can also make a virgin mimosa for anyone who doesn’t want alcohol.
Use different juices to add a variation to your prosecco mimosa.
Cranberry Mimosa – Cranberry juice creates a lovely Poinsettia Drink. This is perfect for the holiday season.
Carrot Juice and Orange Juice – Together these ingredients create a carrot mimosa for Spring or Easter
Grapefruit Juice – Makes a fruity grapefruit mimosa.
Ginger Ale or Sparkling Apple Cider– For a non-alcoholic mimosa.
Lemonade – Add lemonade and blood orange for a unique flavor combination.
Pineapple Juice – Pineapple juice can also be used in place of orange juice. For a tropical twist on the classic mimosa, try using pineapple juice instead of orange juice.
Pomegranate Mimosa – This drink uses fresh pomegranate juice and Prosecco. It’s great for the holidays.
Mimosa Sangria – Mimosa Sangria is a type of sangria that is made with orange juice, sparkling wine, and fruit.
Sunrise Mimosa – A Sunrise Mimosa is a type of mimosa that is made with orange juice and grenadine. The grenadine gives the mimosa a beautiful sunrise effect.
Each variation has its own delicious flavors that we know you’ll love.
Tropical Prosecco Mimosas
For a fun and festive twist on the classic mimosa, try making tropical prosecco mimosas. To make these mimosas, you will need orange juice, pineapple juice, and prosecco. Combine equal parts of orange juice and pineapple juice. Then, add prosecco to taste. Garnish with a slice of orange or cherry.
Rosé Prosecco Mimosa
For a fun and festive twist on the classic mimosa, try making a rosé prosecco mimosa. To make this mimosa, you will need rosé wine, orange juice, and prosecco. Combine equal parts of rosé wine and orange juice.
Add Orange Liqueur
We prefer adding Cointreau to our mimosa. It’s an orange liqueur that is used in many cocktails, including our strawberry margarita and our classic cosmo. It adds a sweet, orange flavor to any drink. Add 1/2 ounce to your Prosecco mimosa for even more orange flavor and sweetness.
Need a few more orange juice cocktails, check these out: skinny margarita with fresh orange juice, rum punch recipe, the best cranberry Moscow mule or our toasted coconut cocktail served in a pineapple.
Best Prosecco for a Mimosa
If you’re still with us, you’ve joined the Prosecco mimosa movement, and we’re glad to have you. There’s one crucial part of the mimosa cocktail experience you don’t want to miss, and that’s choosing the Prosecco you’re going to use.
Some quality prosecco brands are:
La Marca Prosecco – A light and refreshing prosecco with a delicate flavor.
Mionetto Prosecco – An affordable prosecco that does not sacrifice quality.
Zonin Prosecco – Has floral and fruity flavor notes.
Bottega Prosecco – An Italian sparkling wine. It is light and dry with a slightly fruity flavor. Bottega Prosecco is a good choice for a mimosa because it is not too sweet. Additionally, Bottega Prosecco is a good value.
Fiorino Prosecco – an Italian sparkling wine. It is light and dry with a slightly fruity flavor.
Ridono Prosecco – An Italian sparkling wine. It is light and dry with a slightly fruity flavor. It’s also not too sweet and is a good value.
Mionetto Prosecco Brut is a dry, Italian sparkling wine. It has a light body and delicate flavor. Additionally,
Here are 7 more ideas for different Proseccos you can use.
Garnishes for a Mimosa
Mimosas are typically garnished with a slice of orange or a sprig of mint. But there are many other ways to garnish your drink. Here are some ideas:
Blueberries and Blackberries
Prosecco Mimosa: Creating the Perfect Drink
The Prosecco mimosa is a timeless cocktail that people worldwide enjoy. Always pour the wine first to preserve the bubbles, and don’t forget to add equal ounces of the wine and orange juice to the glass.
If you’re looking for a mimosa recipe, check out Sugar & Charm and the hundreds of other tasty recipes you’re going to want to try!
When to Serve a Mimosa with Prosecco
What is so wonderful about this cocktail is how easy it is to make. It’s great for gatherings as they can be within seconds. It’s typically a drink that is served at brunch or in the mornings. Here are some ideas for when to serve a mimosa.
- Graduation Party
- Garden Party
- Mother’s Day
- Baby Shower
- Tea Party
- Birthday Party
- New Years Celebration
- Bridal Showers
You can also set up a DIY mimosa bar for a fun celebration!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Prosecco Good for Mimosas?
There are several ways to make a mimosa, and while it’s entirely up to you what mixer you combine with your orange juice, using Prosecco is one of our favorite ways. Prosecco is the perfect sparkling wine for a mimosa because it has fruity undertones and is fresh.
It keeps your mimosa bubbly and enhances the overall aesthetic of the occasion because of its light-body and bubbly freshness.
Why would I use Prosecco over Champagne to make a mimosa?
Prosecco is a good choice for a mimosa because it is not as expensive as champagne, and it has a light, delicate flavor. Additionally, it’s less sweet than champagne, which allows the sweetness of the orange juice to shine through.
Is Champagne or Prosecco better for mimosas?
There is no definitive answer to this question. It depends on your personal preference. Some people prefer the light, delicate flavor of prosecco in their mimosa, while others prefer the sweeter flavor of champagne. Ultimately, it is up to you to decide which type of sparkling wine you prefer in your mimosa.
Is Prosecco sweeter than Champagne?
Prosecco is typically less sweet than champagne. This allows the sweetness of the orange juice to shine through in a mimosa.
Is Lamarca Prosecco good for mimosa?
Lamarca is perfect for mimosas. It’s an Italian sparkling wine with a crisp, clean palate. It has aromas with hints of apple, honeysuckle, and citrus. It pairs perfectly with orange juice and makes a delicious and refreshing mimosa. We use it to make our sparkling ginger Prosecco cocktail and it’s so refreshing!
Why are they called mimosas?
There are a few theories about how the mimosa got its name. One theory is that it was named after the Mimosa tree, which is also known as the Silk Tree. This tree is native to Africa and Asia, and its flowers are a bright yellow color. Another theory is that the drink was named after the Spanish word for orange, naranja.
More Cocktail Recipes You’ll Love
Want more drinks with Prosecco? We created an amazing cocktail recipe with La Marca called sparkling ginger and it’s absolutely amazing. Also, try our Aperol spritz and our citrus holiday punch.
Let us know what you think about this classic mimosa cocktail!
If you make these Prosecco mimosas leave a review below and tell us what you think!
- 3 ounces Prosecco
- 3 ounces orange juice
- Fill a Champagne flute with Prosecco.
- Add in the orange juice.
- Leave it as is or garnish with an orange slice.