This summer we have attended, hosted and of course planned, many events and weddings. One thing that we always enjoy is the perfect summer cocktail! There is something superbly classic and refreshing about a mimosa—the ideal cocktail for a bridal shower, luncheon or even a daytime wedding. The classic mimosa, champagne with a hint of fresh orange juice, has graduated to unique combinations of champagne and exotic juices, herbs and fruit. We decided to raise our glasses to this special libation in today’s post.
The Classic Mimosa
For the traditionalist, the classic mimosa is the way to go. Whether you set up a simple bar, or have the elixir served to your guests, you truly can’t go wrong with this choice. We prefer the classic to be served in long stemmed flutes to guests as they enter an event. There is something simple and elegant about this.
The Mimosa Bar
This is the perfect way to give your fickle guests the ability to create their very own concoction. Provide elegant glasses, Champagne on ice, 3-5 different types of fruit juice, 3-5 different types of fruit, and fresh cut herbs like mint, rosemary or lavender.
The Pre Stirred Mimosa
For a casual way to serve a large quantity of mimosas to guests, you can pre stir your mimosas. Fill large glass drink dispensers with champagne and your favorite fruit juice with a sign and glasses for guests to serve themselves.
Below is one of our favorite mimosa recipes.
Cheers! The Diva
Blood Orange Mimosa
1 bottle Prosecco
1 1/2 cups fresh blood orange juice
1 tablespoon super-fine granulated sugar
2 tablespoons orange liqueur (recommended: Grand Marnier
Chill bottle of Prosecco. Combine fresh blood orange juice with sugar and orange liqueur in a large measuring cup and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. To serve, pour into the bottom of Champagne glasses and slowly top-off with ice-cold Prosecco.
LaShawn Denise Witt, Founder of DDE
La Shawn is Founder, Head Diva and Coordinator Extraordinaire of events and weddings at DDE. Stay linked to all that fresh and luxe in the bridal industry by following DDE's blog.