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Did someone say brunch? If you’re moderating or just not drinking, then skipping out on the alcohol at noon on the weekend is likely your best bet. But, you should still be able to enjoy the sensational Mimosa! The non-alcoholic Mimosa is a fruity and light mocktail that thrives on Sundays. At No & Low, we’ve got the goods for a healthy and virgin version of this 1925’s Champagne cocktail that was invented by the Ritz Hotel in Paris. The Mimosa name comes from the resemblance between the color and texture of the drink and that of the Mimosa Flower.
One of our favorite thing about the Mimosa is that it is so easy to make. You’ll only need two ingredients including a non-alcoholic sparkling white wine and fresh orange juice. This delicious drink is for those who want to reduce their caloric intake or eliminate alcohol from their routine without missing out on a good time at brunch!
Close your eyes, it’s 1925 and you are seated at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. Let’s make you a Mimosa!
Which non-alcoholic sparkling wine can you use for a Virgin mimosa?
The best substitute for the sparkling white wine in a Mimosa is of course, non-alcoholic wine! The ideal replacement is our very own No & Low Sparkling Chardonnay! Many Mimosas will use a good quality and dry Champagne or another sparkling wine like Prosecco or Cava. The most important point here is you want it to be a high-quality sparkling white wine, after all the non-alcoholic Mimosa contains only two ingredients so lets make them good!
And of course, at No & Low, we’ve got all the top non-alcoholic sparkling white wines that resemble Champagne and Prosecco. If you have not tried non-alcoholic sparkling wines yet, be prepared for how shockingly good they are! You can learn more about non-alcoholic wine in our guide to the best non-alcoholic wines.
Non-Alcoholic Mimosa ingredients
Did we mention how easy it is to make a non-alcoholic Mimosa?! It’s really just two ingredients and it’s important to stress that those two ingredients should be of the best quality.
The best virgin Mimosas require freshly squeezed orange juice and the best non-alcoholic bubbly. In this classic Mimosa alternative, we suggest our No & Low Sparkling Chardonnay that actually tastes like real sparkling wine (one bottle gifted on the first order) or Noughty alcohol-free Sparkling Chardonnay. Check out the ingredients below for the perfect non-alcoholic Mimosa.
- 3 oz of No & Low non-alcoholic Sparkling Chardonnay
- 3 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
- Orange wedge for garnish (optional)
How to make a Virgin Mimosa?
Just because this zero-proof crowdpleaser is easy to make does not mean it should be made without care. Follow the steps below to make the best non-alcoholic Mimosa mocktail.
- Fill your champagne flute with 3 oz NA Sparkling Wine.
- Top your champagne flute with 3 oz of freshly squeezed orange juice. Yes, it’s a bit more work but it is so important to use fresh juice! We also recommend straining the fresh OJ to remove the pulp, too much pulp will take away from the wonderful bubbles provided by your non-alcoholic wine.
- A garnish isn’t required but feel free to spruce your Mimosa up with an orange wedge or peel.
Tips for making the best non-alcoholic Mimosa
- Don’t stir, if you like your mimosa to be supper bubbly there is no need to mix the ingredients once poured.
- Feel free to play with the ratios, we prefer the one-to-one ratio but maybe you’d like a bit more non-alcoholic wine. Another great recipe is 4 oz sparkling wine and 2 oz fresh orange juice.
- Make sure your non-alcoholic sparkling wine is chilled, this will add the refreshing flavors of the Mimosa.
- Chill your glass! Yes, this little detail also goes a long way when serving up the best non-alcoholic Mimosas. Let your champagne flutes sit in the freezer for 10 minutes while you are squeezing your oranges 😊
- Add the sparkling wine to the champagne flute first. Building your Mimosa this way will avoid excessive amounts of foam.
Looking for different Mimosa-style cocktails? We provide you with more non-alcoholic variations at the end of this article.
How to choose Non-Alcoholic Champagne or Prosecco for a Virgin Mimosa?
Now that you have the keys to making the best Mimosa mocktail recipe, here are the best NA champagnes to consider:
No & Low Sparkling Chardonnay: Made with Spanish grapes from the La Mancha region, our Non-Alcoholic sparkling wine tastes just like the real thing! It’s dry, tarty and a good healthy partner for your mimosa.
Noughty Sparkling Chardonnay: Thomson & Scott is known for producing top-notch non-alcoholic wines. This medium-dry and low-sugar NA bubbly will compensate greatly for the sweetness of the orange juice.
Lyre’s Classico Grande: This wine is an alcohol-free version of Prosecco, it is low in calories and not too dry but not too sweet. It often finds itself dancing with OJ in a Virgin Mimosa.
Virgin Mimosa Twists
Did you know the classic Mimosa cocktail has many different variations that are just as easy to make as the original? Try these other options if you’re feeling adventurous.
- Soleil: Substitutes pineapple juice for orange juice. The color will change slightly to that of the sun.
- Megmosa: Equal parts of sparkling white wine and fresh grapefruit juice. This will result in a less sweet and more-tart style Mimosa.
- Poinsettia: Great for the winter holidays, replace the orange juice with a tart semi-sweet cranberry juice.
- Mimosa Sangria: A personal favorite, just add fresh fruit such as strawberries, lime, pomegranate, raspberries, and even pineapple or pear. Let sit for a few minutes and enjoy this fruits flavored drink. Take a sip and relax!
You now know the ins and outs of making the best non-alcoholic Mimosa. So what are you waiting for?! Go make yourself and your friends some delicious and refreshing non-alcoholic Mimosas! Make sure to pair them with your favorite brunch meals like banana pancakes or Eggs Benedict. Cheers!
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