National Mimosa Day
National Mimosa Day is observed next on Thursday, May 16th, 2024 (227 days from today).
Brunch enthusiasts and cocktail fanatics mark your calendars! This classic mixed drink, consisting of 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 a yellow flower native to Australia. With so many different ways to add a twist to this cocktail, it is fun and easy to celebrate this drink we all find amazing!
History of National Mimosa Day
Equally orange juice and champagne, mimosa is farmed and baked today. They are usually served in champagne flutes and any sparkling wine can be used if champagne is not available. Mimosas were invented at the Ritz hotel in Paris in 1925, by the master bartender, Frank Meier. Their name comes from the mimosa flower, an Australian yellow shrub popular with gardeners in France. They are a less alcoholic version of Buck's Fizz, invented four years ago by Pat McGarry at the Buck Club in London. Buck's Fizz has two parts champagne and one part orange juice. Early mimosa recipes included Grand Marnier — these drinks are now known as Grand Mimosas. Mimosas use citrus juice called puccinis. Mimosas are a popular brunch drink and are also popular at Easter, Mother's Day, at morning weddings, on cruises, on first-class flights and on cruises.
Regardless of the celebration, mimosas are served in tall champagne glasses. They turn their basic buffet and summer lunch into a festive occasion. It is unnecessary to make them. Fill a glass with your favorite sparkling wine half-full (not necessarily expensive champagne) and top with chilled orange juice. Decorate by using a slice of orange, and you have done.
Overnight guests will be delighted when you greet them with mimosas and scrambled eggs that you prepared the night before. In other hands, you may be heat up the waffle maker. Whatever you serve, the morning will be a success.
Some reasons for National Mimosa Day being loved
- They are so easy to make
Many cocktails require a number of ingredients, shakers, and other items that many of us don't have in our kitchens. Making a mimosa is very quick and simple! Pour the chilled juice of your choice into a glass (a glass of champagne if you're feeling fancy), then pour in the champagne. That's it!
- We feel interesting when we enjoy them
Despite how simple they are made, there's something about the apricot tree that makes us feel classier. It may be the champagne flute or the champagne itself. Maybe it's the beautiful color and the mild, effervescent flavor. Maybe that's how the name sounds quite interesting. Whatever it is, it can certainly elevate a “bubble bath” to a “luxury bath”.
- It's a versatile drink
While mimosas make most of the appearances at weddings, on First Class flights, and brunch favorites, it's not just limited to these occasions. They are extremely wonderful on a hot summer day. Cozy snowy days stuck indoors are made even better when snuggled up over drinks. They are a great drink to enjoy on holidays like New Year's Eve. The mimosa flower is a wonderful year-round drink that can make any occasion even better.
How to celebrate National Mimosa Day
Mimosas and brunch go together like eggs and bacon, pancakes and syrups, or orange juice and champagne. If you can't have a late breakfast then has breakfast for dinner! The promise of French toast and mimosas will get you through the day.
- Create a new change on an old favorite
Mimosas are not always made with orange juice. Try replacing it with your favorite fruit juice instead. Cranberries, grapefruit, and blueberries go well with champagne, but get creative! You can also add a few berries or slices of fruit to enhance the flavor and make the dish look better.
- Make alcohol-free mimosas
If you're under 21 years old or simply prefer a non-alcoholic option, you're in luck! Mimosas are also delicious and refreshing when substituting ginger beer for champagne. Carbonated juices, such as sparkling apple cider, are also good substitutes for champagne.
ObservedNational Mimosa Day has been observed annually on May 16th.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Friday, May 16th, 2025
Saturday, May 16th, 2026