National Mimosa Day is an unofficial holiday in celebration of the most iconic brunch drink out there. No matter the celebration, mimosas are served up in tall champagne glasses. They turn basic buffets and summer brunches into a festive occasion. You also don’t have to break the bank to make them. Fill the glasses half full with your favorite sparkling wine (it doesn’t have to be expensive champagne) and top it off with chilled orange juice. Garnish with an orange slice, and you’re all set! Added: National Mimosa Day on May 16th celebrates brunches favorite adult beverage – the mimosa. A drink typically made with orange juice and sparkling wine or champagne. This simple cocktail offers a refreshing toast-worthy drink at celebrations of all kinds.
The drink dates back to the 1920s and most likely got its name from the a yellow flower native to Australia. There are a lot of legends regarding the true origins of the mimosa. A drink called Buck’s Fizz was invented in 1921 at the Buck’s Club in London. This drink is also made with champagne and orange juice, but with a larger quantity of the wine. It is believed that four years later, in 1925, a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris named Frank Meier invented the mimosa, which uses equal parts sparkling wine and juice. The true story of the mimosa is probably lost to history but that won’t stop us from celebrating the beverage!