How to Make a Mimosa Bar

Let’s talk about bubbly and juice and how to make a mimosa bar, which is perfect for your next brunch, party or girls night in (and is also perfect for holidays like New Years Eve!)

How to make a mimosa bar from @sweetphi , how to set up a mimosa bar, the perfect mimosa bar

I don’t know about you, but I looooove a good mimosa. There’s just something that excites me about bubbly and light champagne mixed with juice and topped with some fresh fruit.

It’s just a delicious and genius combination, so hats off to whomever created it. As soon as I wrote ‘hats off to whomever created it’ my mind started conjuring up an image of a fancy woman (wearing a fur collared jacket and a string of pearls around her neck and lots of diamonds) telling the bartender to add a little juice to her champagne because it was the morning and it’s not acceptable for a lady to be drinking before noon. I had to google it, just had to!

Come to find out the mimosa is thought to have been created in 1925 by Frank Meier at the Hôtel Ritz Paris (so we’ll still pretend good ‘ole Frank created it for a fancy Parisian woman, k?)

Mimosa-bar

I always feel fancy drinking them, no matter what the occasion. I’ve of course had mimosas at brunch, and at bridal showers, and of course when getting ready for my wedding, and also for New Years Eve! It’s just an all around great cocktail. Mimosa’s are made by combining equal parts champagne and juice (typically a citrus juice) and then are topped with fresh fruit – I’ve heard some people like to use two parts champagne to one part juice, so it just depends on your preference (I like the fruity flavors mixed, so I keep the proportions equal). And since I like variety I always like trying different combinations.

So when I saw small juice containers at the grocery store, I just knew I had to do a post on how to make a mimosa bar. The small juice containers make a perfect way to try different flavor combinations!

Pomegranate-mimosa

Here’s how: you want to start by finding different juices. I decided to go with 4 different varieties: orange juice, limeade, raspberry lemonade, and pomegranate juice.

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Then you’re going to want to have champagne (1 bottle per 8-10 mimosas)

Making-mimosas

Then you’re going to want a variety of fresh fruit. I had orange slices, lemon slices, raspberries, and cranberries (strawberries and apples would be two other fruits I would recommend.)

I also found disposable mimosa glasses (like these ones), these are perfect if you’re having a bridal shower or party and don’t have 20 champagne flutes laying around.

raspberry-mimosas

After all your items are placed on a table, guests can choose what combination to make, they take a glass, add some fresh fruit, pour half the flute full of champagne, fill the remaining half of the glass with juice of their choice, and viola, everyone has a unique mimosa! You can add fruit before or after you add the champagne and juice.

Here are four different ones for some ideas:

How-to-set-up-a-mimosa-bar-and-different-kinds-of-mimosas

Cheers to mimosas!

Mimosa-cheers

How to Make a Mimosa Bar
 
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Ingredients
  • Champagne (1 bottle per 8 mimosas)
  • Different juices (I had small bottles of orange juice, raspberry lemonade, limeade, and pomegranate juice)
  • Fresh fruit (I had raspberries, cranberries, lemon wedges, and orange slices)
  • Champagne flutes (I used disposable ones)
Instructions
  1. Arrange fresh fruit on a plate
  2. Open Champagne bottle
  3. Open fruit juices
  4. Set up on a table and instruct guests to pour half the glass full of champagne, the remaining half glass full of fruit juice, and then to top with desired fruit. Enjoy!
 

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Showing 27 comments
  • Karis
    Reply

    I agree, mimosas would be an ideal New Year’s Eve drink. Champagne is typically way too dry for me to drink on it’s own. I’ve found that prosecco is a nice alternative to champagne for mimosas.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Champagne is usually too dry for me too on it’s own, glad I’m not the only one 🙂 I’ll have to try prosecco with mimosas too! Thanks as always for your amazing comments and suggestions, you always have me trying new things 🙂

  • wearenotmartha
    Reply

    Mimosa bars are one of my all-time favorite things to put together at a brunch gathering. Yours looks gorgeous!!

    Sues

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Sues! Mimosa bars are just amazing, aren’t they?

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan
    Reply

    I love love love mimosas! It sounds cliche, but pink champagne in mimosas make them so pretty! : ) Happy New Year my dearest Phi!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Abby, pink champagne and mimosa are definitely a fave of mine, they’re so girly, right? Happy New Years to you as well 🙂

  • Lynn Lovejoy
    Reply

    I LOVE this!!! We are gonna do a mimosa bar for my French-themed shower so I’m super pumped 🙂 I love the story and how you looked up the story and now I feel extra cool because I know it 🙂 I too envisioned a beautiful Parisian woman drinking this (you know I love all things French) so we are clearly best friends! Wish I could have a few with you right now!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      This definitely would be perfect for a French-themed bridal shower (or let’s be real, it would be perfect for anytime lol!) I just HAD to look up the story, I didn’t want to fabricate history lol. Here’s to wishing we could be enjoying some mimosas together!

  • grabbestoffersus
    Reply

    Mimosa bar is really great drink for any festival, thank you for sharing on this blog.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much for commenting, I’m so glad you enjoy the mimosa bar tutorial, and I totally agree, mimosa bars are great for any festival 🙂

  • Reply

    Hosting my first Easter Brunch this year. Can’t wait to do this!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’ll love it, mimosas are the best! Thank you so much for commenting!

  • Jane
    Reply

    Sounds like a great idea! I’m having trouble finding cool disposable champagne glasses. Can you clue me in on where to get these? Thanks for,your help!

  • Kristy
    Reply

    If your going to the expense of a mimosa bar go to the dollar store and purchase glass champagne glasses. A toast just isn’t the same with plastic.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      That’s such a great idea! I usually like getting the plastic cups because clean up is so easy lol, but you’re right, there’s nothing like clinking glasses 🙂

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