National Mimosa Day
Brunch enthusiasts and cocktail fanatics mark your calendars — May 16 is National Mimosa Day! This classic mixed drink, which is equal parts brut champagne and fruit juice (usually orange juice), has become a brunch staple and a popular drink at weddings. The drink dates back to the 1920s and most likely got its name from the a yellow flower native to Australia. With a variety of ways to add a twist to this cocktail, it’s fun and easy to celebrate this drink we all find mimo-so-good!
NATIONAL MIMOSA DAY ACTIVITIES
Mimosas and brunch go together like eggs and bacon, pancakes and syrup, or orange juice and…champagne. May 16 falls on a Thursday this year but don’t let a workday stop you from enjoying this combination. If you can’t pull off brunch then have breakfast for dinner! The promise of French toast and mimosas will help you get through the day.
- Create a new twist on an old favorite
Mimosas don’t always have to be made with orange juice. Try substituting it with your favorite fruit juice instead. Cranberry, grapefruit, and blueberry are great with champagne, but get creative! You can toss a few berries or fruit slices in as well to give it extra flavor and make it look even prettier.
- Make non-alcoholic mimosas
If you are under 21 or would simply prefer a non-alcoholic option then you’re in luck! Mimosas are just as tasty and refreshing when substituting ginger ale for champagne. Sparkling juices, such as sparkling apple cider, are also good substitutes for champagne.
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