If you’ve been around here a bit, you know I don’t love a traditional mimosas.  Do I drink mimosas, of course, I do, but if I have my choice, I’m enjoying a mimosa cocktail any day over a traditional mimosa.  

What I love about mimosas is how easy they are.  A little bit of juice (and I do mean a little bit.  Like a very little bit) and a lot of bubbly.  Now that isn’t classic mimosa recipe of equal parts juice and champagne, but that’s how I like it if I am going to drink it.  

I know one of the best things about a mimosa is that it’s a simple two-ingredient cocktail, but I swear we’ve taken this classic drink and  added another ingredient or two, but we know these will quickly become your favorite mimosas to enjoy.

Mimosa Cocktails

We found these pre-made mimosas at Aldi.  And I was so curious to try them.  I feared they might be too sweet (and you know I don’t like sweet drinks) so I already had a few ideas up my sleeve on how we could enhance them a bit.  

The good news is, when we tasted it by itself, it wasn’t terribly sweet, but it also wasn’t very bubbly either.  And you know the bubblier the better!  

So we decided to doctor up these mimosas turning them more into a mimosa cocktail and, of course, top with bubbly to add some more fizzy fun!  

Blood Orange Bliss

  • Juice of 1 blood orange
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Orange
  • Top with Bubbly
A super easy blood orange mimosa cocktail using fresh blood orange juice and an Aldi pre-made mimosa.
  1. Either in a cocktail shaker with ice or straight into your favorite champagne glass (if everything is already chilled), add juice of one blood orange and limeade.  Shake Well.
  2. (Pour into your glass.)
  3. Add 2-3 oz of Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Orange.
  4. Top with bubbly.
  5. Optional:  Garnish with a blood orange slice.

TIP:  If you can’t find blood oranges, you can substitute fresh orange juice for this recipe and even add a splash of triple sec if you love orange flavor.  

Pomegranate Fizz 

  • 1 1/2 oz Pomegranate Vodka or Regular Vodka
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Pomegranate
  • Top with Bubbly
Mimosa cocktails using Oh Me Oh My Mimosa from Aldi.
  1. Either in a cocktail shaker with ice or straight into your favorite champagne flute (if everything is already chilled), add vodka and limeade.  Shake Well.
  2. (Pour into your glass.)
  3. Add 2-3 oz of Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Pomegranate.
  4. Top with bubbly.

Pama Sparkler

  • 1 1/2 oz Pama Liqueur 
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Pomegranate
  • Top with Bubbly
Use Pama Liqueur to enhance your mimosa cocktail.
  1. Either in a cocktail shaker with ice or straight into your favorite champagne glass (if everything is already chilled), add Pama and limeade.  Shake Well.
  2. (Pour into your glass.)
  3. Add 2-3 oz of Oh Me Oh My Mimosa-Pomegranate.
  4. Top with bubbly.

If you want to create fruity mimosa recipes using these as a base, simply add 1-2 oz of juice pomegranate juice to them.  Such a great way to add a bit more of a fruity flavor.  

Brunch Cocktail AKA Brunch-tails

When I was in Spain years ago tasting all the cava in the region, I was sitting at breakfast one morning and looked over at their menu board.  I really wish I could remember the name of the place because I loved it there, but anyway, the thing that stood out to me that I absolutely loved was they named their brunch cocktails, “Brunch-tails”.  I mean how much fun is that word.

So I think we should bring that term to the United States and start using and here’s my first effort.  

We created three brunch-tail recipes that are perfect for any bubbly brunch you might be hosting.  

Ginger Grapefruit Spritz

  • 1 1/2 oz Grapefruit Vodka
  • 2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • 1/2-1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup or Ginger Liqueur
  • Top with Bubbly
The perfect brunch cocktails for any celebration.
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add vodka, juice, limeade and simple syrup or ginger liqueur.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite champagne glass.
  4. Top with bubbly.  
  5. Optional:  Garnish with a grapefruit wedge.  

TIP: We made this both ways with the simple syrup and the liqueur thinking we’d love one more than the other.  And we really didn’t.  They had two different flavors, but both were good.   The Liquid Alchemist Ginger Simple Syrup has more “spice” & ginger liqueur has more flavor.

PAMA-granate POP

  • 1 1/2-2 oz Pama Liqueur
  • 1 oz Pomegranate Vodka
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • 1 1/2-2 oz Grapefruit Juice
  • 1-2 oz with Pomegranate Champagne Seltzer
  • Top with Bubbly
We can't get enough of Pama Liqueur when it comes to creating champagne  cocktails.
  1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add Papa Liqueur, vodka, limeade and grapefruit juice.
  2. Shake well.
  3. Pour into your favorite champagne glass.
  4. Add 2ish oz of Polar Pomegranate Champagne Seltzer
  5. Top with bubbly.  
  6. Optional:  Garnish with Pomegranate Arils

TIP:  I have a hard time finding pomegranate seeds (or arils) or even fresh pomegranate, so when I do, I stock up.  

Strawberry Jam Fizz

  • 1 1/2 -2 oz Vodka or Empress Elderflower Rosé Gin
  • 2 tsp  Strawberry Jam
  • 1 oz Limeade or Lime Juice
  • 1-2 oz Strawberry Bubly Water
  • Top with Bubbly
  • Fresh Strawberries (or frozen) to garnish
Strawberry jam is the secret ingredient in this champagne cocktail.
  1. In a cocktail shaker, add your gin or vodka, jam, and limeade.  
  2. Either shake well or do what I did and use a frother to blend this.  
  3. Add some ice and shake well.
  4. Pour into your favorite champagne glass.
  5. Add Strawberry Bubly Water and top with bubbly.  
  6. Optional: Garnish with strawberries.

TIP:  You can use any flavor of jam that you like.  And whichever flavor you choose, grab some frozen berries to use as the garnish and ice cube. 

I typically have reduced sugar jam and like that best because I don’t like sweet drinks.  If you like a sweeter drink, either use full sugar jam or add 1 T of simple syrup.  

Helpful Tips

  • When you’re making bubbly cocktails, I have always said you don’t need an expensive champagne and certainly not the best champagne you have in your house. And you definitely don’t want the cheapest bottles you can find.  Heck we don’t ever use champagne in our champagne cocktails.  But you do need a good quality sparkling wine.  If you don’t enjoy the taste of the sparkling wine by itself, it may make your mimosa cocktails taste off too. Now, have we been known to take a sparkling wine that we didn’t love the taste of and turn it into bubbly cocktails, yes, we have.  So it is possible.  
  • When making champagne cocktails, you want to choose a sparkling wine on the dry side unless, of course, you like your drinks on the sweeter side.  I tend to stick to a brut bubbly for my bubbly cocktails.  
  • If you or your guests like a sweeter cocktail, there are two easy ways to make that happen.  Either use a sweeter sparkling wine or add 1/2-1oz of simple syrup.  And there are so many fun, fruity simple syrups on the market right now that this can be a lot of fun to play with.  And yes, I buy our simple syrups because I make a mess in the kitchen as it is, I don’t need to create a sticky mess trying to make my own.
  • If you have a Trader Joe’s by you, grab their fresh limeade in the refrigerator section.  We love this for all of our champagne cocktail recipes instead of fresh lime because it has a blend lemon juice and lime juice and we think it gives it such amazing flavor. 
  • For easy garnish, don’t stress out and just use fruit, like a fresh orange slices, fresh grapefruit slices, fresh lime slices, etc.  
  • Any of these bubbly mimosa recipes would be great for a large group and super easy to turn into a pitcher of mimosas for all celebratory occasions.  
  • When we are creating a mimosa bar or a bubbly brunch station for a large group, I find the easiest thing to do is to grab our stemless champagne flutes for a few reasons and mainly because they can go in the dishwasher for easy clean up.

Bubbly Brunch

Breakfast is probably my favorite meal of the day, so anytime I can create a bubbly brunch I am thrilled to do it.  

Over the years, we’ve done a few super fun breakfast/brunch themed celebrations.  We created an epic Brunch Charcuterie Board that was probably my most favorite creation ever.  And then, of course, for Mother’s Day over the years, we’ve created delicious fruity breakfast (Bubbly Breakfast Cobbler and Bubbly Crepes)items that I know you’ll be shocked by this, but they contained bubbly in their ingredients.  

Of course, brunch mimosa recipes are great for special occasions like baby showers or Christmas morning, of course.  But you don’t need anything that formal, how about just getting the girls’ together for a weekend brunch catch up session.  

So we want to know, which of these will you be crafting at your next brunch?

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