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Royal Mimosa recipe

Royal Mimosa

What is a Royal Mimosa cocktail?

History and background

The Mimosa or the Royal Mimosa cocktail is a popular champagne cocktail and brunch cocktail. The successful mix of brut champagne and orange juice – further intensified with Bols Dry Orange – is almost a century old. There is some confusion about when the Royal Mimosa cocktail was first created, but it probably all began in 1921 with a mixed drink called the Buck's Fizz. The Buck's Fizz was invented in the Buck's Club in London and contained 2 parts champagne and 1 part orange juice. In 1925, the bartender Frank Meier created the Mimosa with equal parts orange juice and champagne, and a small portion of Triple Sec orange liqueur. There also a theory that an American film director created the Mimosa for Marilyn Monroe in the 1940s. Ms. Monroe certainly liked a good Mimosa; it’s even said that she kicked off each morning with a glass of this breakfast cocktail.

Flavour Royal Mimosa Cocktail

There's a good reason why the Mimosa is so famous and well-loved. It's an ideal breakfast and brunch cocktail as it has the fresh, sparkling flavours of the champagne, the fresh-sweet-sour mix of the fresh orange juice and the strong, sweet Bols Dry Orange. Using ready-made orange juice in this exclusive champagne cocktail is a big no-no! Don't do it! It will ruin the beautiful fresh and balanced dance of flavours in this cocktail.

Ingredients for Royal Mimosa

How do you make a Royal Mimosa cocktail?

Pour the Bols Dry Orange into a champagne glass. Pour the orange juice on top followed by the champagne. Stir the ingredients carefully and briefly, and garnish with an orange wedge on the rim of the glass.

What bar tools do you need to make a Royal Mimosa Cocktail?

  • Jigger
  • Bar spoon

Mimosa Cocktail Garnish
Orange wedge


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