New Years celebrations are next week! And if you’re the type to prepare, then now is the time to start mixing drinks and to decide which cocktail you want to ring in the New Year with.
I’m happy to share with you the easiest Mimosa Cocktail recipe. Usually mimosa is made from orange juice and champagne. However, I wanted to change it up a bit and I used lemonade instead. I like the golden color of the mixed drink and I wanted it to be more special for New Year's Eve.
If you look online, you will see that every drink made with citrus juice and champagne can be called mimosa. When you use lemon juice or lemonade, this cocktail can be called Lemosa. How fancy!
The mimosa is served in a tall champagne flute and is considered a more light cocktail. It’s not heavy with alcohol and you can choose to mix more juice and less champagne if you want. In fact, any sparkling wine can work here and not just champagne. So the recipe is pretty flexible! There’s no need to make things too complex!
I choose to celebrate with this easy cocktail because it’s light and can fit even the people that don’t usually drink. Now that’s a winner!
To serve the cocktail in a festive look and to add sweetness, I garnished the rims of the flutes with sugar.
For more drinks and cocktail recipes, be sure to check out my drinks recipe index.
Here is my super easy recipe for my New Year's Mimosa:
Lemonade Mimosa Cocktail
- 2 cups lemonade
- 1 bottle champagne (or sparkling wine)
- Sugar for rims
- In a small bowl or plate, add the sugar.
- Dip the champagne flutes in water to wet the rim, then dip in sanding sugar.
- Add lemonade to each flute.
- Top with champagne or sparkling wine.
- Cheers and Happy New Year!
mimosa cocktail recipe
“You always want to do a one-to-one ratio,” Amanda Juner,
general manager of TALK in Philadelphia, says. This
way, you taste crisp, bubbly wine and sweet citrus in equal measure.
A juice-heavy Mimosa tastes more like fruit punch than a cocktail.
Add too much sparkling wine, and that's all you'll taste.