Virgin Mimosa: How to Make a Non-Alcoholic Mimosa

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A delicious and refreshing virgin mimosa! This non-alcoholic mimosa is perfect for anyone not wanting alcohol in their mimosa, but still wants to enjoy a sweet and bubbly drink for brunch! Serve it with our favorite brunch recipes for the ultimate treat.

You can still enjoy a sweet and bubbly mimosa even if you’re not drinking alcohol. This virgin mimosa recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a non-alcoholic option. Made with orange juice and sparkling orange water, this drink is still refreshing and perfect for brunch.

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Mimosa is the quintessential brunch drink. Normally a traditional mimosa is made with orange juice and Champagne, but we’ve found the perfect concoction for making a virgin mimosa!

orange juice, orange sparkling beverage and Champagne glasses

Virgin Mimosa Ingredients

This is a very easy, two-ingredient, non-alcoholic mimosa recipe. You only need these two simple ingredients:

Squeezed Orange Juice – Using fresh orange juice will give you the best drink. The next best is using cold-pressed orange juice from your local grocery store.

Orange Sparkling Beverage – We recommend using SANPELLEGRINO Italian Sparkling Fruit Beverage for this recipe. You want to use a carbonated drink that has an orange flavor and some sweetener.

We like to use equal parts for this recipe. it makes the perfect drink!

pouring an orange beverage into a Champagne flute

How to Make a Virgin Mimosa in 2 Steps

  1. In a chilled Champagne flute, pour in the fresh orange juice.
  2. Top with a sparkling orange beverage.

Best Orange Seltzers

For this recipe, we recommend using an orange-flavored seltzer that is sweetened. The sweetness adds to the flavor of the virgin mimosa and is the closest thing you’ll get to one with Champagne.

Here are a few brands we recommend:

Tips for Making a Virgin Mimosa

Use Champagne Glass – This glass is designed to preserve carbonation. They are perfect for celebrations and the only glass a mimosa should be served in! These are the ones we used.

Make a Batch – If you’re serving many people, mix the mimosa up in a larger pitcher then pour it into each glass.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice – To make them the best, use squeezed orange juice. Make this the day before and store it in the refrigerator. 

Cold Ingredients – You want the orange juice and bubbly orange seltzer chilled, so make sure they’re both cold before serving. You can leave them in the refrigerator overnight.

Chill The Glass – Since you don’t add ice to this drink, chilling the Champagne flutes helps create a smoother, super-cold cocktail when sipping. 

Non-Alcoholic Mimosa

More Bubbly Mixers You Can Use

If you don’t want to use a sparkling orange beverage, try any of these bubbly drinks:

  • Sparkling Apple Cider – Another great option, especially for fall.
  • Ginger Ale – This adds a refreshing ginger flavor to the recipe.
  • Club Soda – If you want a drink that is not as sweet, you can use a sparkling club soda.

Best Garnishes for a mimosa

While a mimosa is delicious on its own, there are a few ways you can dress it up! Here are our favorite garnishes:

When to Serve a non-alcoholic Mimosa

This refreshing drink is perfect to serve at any time of year! Serve it without your favorite brunch recipes for the ultimate treat. for any special occasion! Here are a few ideas:

  • As a welcome drink at your next brunch party
  • Sip on one while enjoying a lazy Sunday morning at home

Virgin Mimosa Recipe Variations

Here are a few fun variations for virgin mimosa mocktails:

Use a different juice, like grapefruit juice instead of orange juice for a tangy twist.

Add a splash of pomegranate juice for a festive touch.

Use cranberry juice instead of orange juice for a holiday twist.

Add a splash of pineapple juice for a tropical-flavored virgin mimosa.

Use mango juice or pineapple juice for a tropical twist.

Try blood oranges for vibrant pink color.

You can also use non-alcoholic sparkling wine in a virgin mimosa recipe if you can find it at the grocery store.

How to Store Virgin Mimosas

Leftover mimosas can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Be sure to store them in a pitcher or sealed container so they don’t go flat.

We recommend that you add a little more sparkling beverage to it before serving.

virgin mimosas for a party

Non-alcoholic Mimosa Punch for a Crowd

Making a batch of virgin mimosas? Mix it all up together and serve!

  • In a pitcher, combine orange juice and a sparkling orange beverage.
  • Pour into Champagne flutes.
  • Garnish with an orange slice, fresh mint, or frozen berries.

Virgin Mimosa Bar

If you’re serving a crowd, we have a perfect way to entertain your guests! Guests love to make their own drinks which is why we love this idea:

  • Create an area on a kitchen island, table, or bar cart.
  • Place a carafe of fresh orange juice in a bucket of ice. You can add other citrus juice to the bar for different flavors.
  • Have a few different options for sparkling orange beverages.
  • Place small bowls filled with cocktail garnishes.
  • Place a mimosa sign that says add equal parts of each!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do they call nonalcoholic drinks a virgin?

The term “virgin” is used to describe a drink that does not contain alcohol. Virgin drinks are also sometimes called mocktails or non-alcoholic cocktails.

Are virgin mimosas healthy?

Yes, virgin mimosas are a healthy alternative to alcoholic mimosas. They are lower in calories and sugar and do not contain any alcohol.

Can I make a virgin mimosa with sparkling water?

You can make a virgin mimosa with sparkling water. Yet, we recommend using a sparkling orange beverage for the best flavor.

What’s in non-alcoholic mimosas?

A non-alcoholic mimosa contains orange juice and a sparkling orange beverage.

Can you make mimosas without champagne?

You can make mimosas without champagne. When you make a mimosa without alcohol it becomes a virgin mimosa. Still just as tasty and perfect for family gatherings.

When should you drink a mimosa?

A mimosa is served for brunch. However, you can enjoy one any time of day! They’re a wonderful cocktail for New Year too and great for outdoor picnics and garden parties.

easy virgin mimosa recipe

History of Mimosas

The mimosa cocktail is believed to have originated in France sometime in the early 1800s. The first known recipe for a mimosa was published in 1925 in the Savoy Cocktail Book. The mimosa gained popularity in the United States in the 1960s.

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Virgin Mimosa

A delicious and refreshing virgin mimosa! This non-alcoholic mimosa is perfect for anyone not wanting alcohol in their mimosa, but still wants to enjoy a sweet and bubbly drink for brunch! Serve it without favorite brunch recipes for the ultimate treat.
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Course: Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 mimosa
Calories: 73kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 3 ounces sparkling orange beverage

Instructions

  • In a chilled Champagne flute, pour in the fresh orange juice.
    a Champagne glass filled with orange juice
  • Top with a sparkling orange beverage.
    pouring an orange beverage into a Champagne flute

Notes

To make this recipe we suggest you use a sparkling orange beverage. This doesn’t mean soda, but something like SANPELLEGRINO Italian Sparkling Fruit Beverage.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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