It doesn’t get much simpler than a virgin mimosa recipe. Upgrade the mocktail options for your next round of baby showers and brunches with this non-alcoholic take on a classic.
What is the origin of the word "mimosa"? The word “mimosa” refers to a tropical tree species, but it’s been used in reference to the brunch cocktail since the 1930s. The mimosa drink came onto the scene as a twist on the Buck’s Fizz.
What’s in a mimosa mocktail?
A virgin mimosa replaces the champagne used in classic mimosas with a bubbly substitute. Add orange juice and you’re all set!
Non-Alcoholic Champagne Substitutes
The alcohol content of champagne is lower than most wines, but much like a non-alcoholic sangria or alcohol-free mojito, a non-alcoholic mimosa leaves the booze out altogether.
Our recipe is best with Surely non-alcoholic sparkling wine, but you can certainly make your virgin mimosa with your bubbly base of choice.
Sprite or ginger ale may taste a little sweet on top of the cup of orange juice in this one, but a lemon lime-flavored sparkling water would work well.
How to Make a Virgin Mimosa
This alcohol-free twist on the classic brunch drink requires zero prep time, and the orange juice gives you a boost of vitamin C, vitamin A, and calcium.
Total time: 5 minutes
Yields: 2 mimosas
Serving size: 7oz
Nutrition Information (per serving):
- Calories: 45
- Fat: 0 g
- Carbs: 11 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Net Carbs: 11 g
- Protein: 1 g
- 10 ounces orange juice
- 4 ounces Surely Sparkling White
- 1 orange, thinly sliced
- 2 strawberries
What juices go well in mimosas? A traditional mimosa is made with orange juice, but citrus juices like grapefruit work, too.
- Fill each champagne flute ⅔ full with orange juice.
- Fill to the top with Surely Sparkling White.
- Garnish with orange slices and strawberry.
If you don’t have champagne glasses, wine glasses are just fine.
Mimosa Variations for Any Season or Occasion
Virgin mimosas are one of the most versatile non-alcoholic drinks. Tweak your mimosa mocktail recipe to meet any occasion.
- St. Paddy’s Day mimosa: A few drops of chlorophyll turn up the luck on a non-alcoholic mimosa recipe. Chlorophyll is great in limeade, too.
- Flirtini mimosa: Add a non-alcoholic spirit and pineapple juice for a fun take on the flirtini, a vodka cocktail.
- Fall mimosa: Play with fall flavors like apple cider or white grape juice as your base. Drop in a cranberry or 2 as your garnish.
- Springtime mimosa: Add a dash of lavender or elderflower syrup and suddenly spring has sprung at your next Mother’s Day brunch.
What do I do with leftover champagne? Leftover champagne can be used in food recipes, frozen as ice cubes, or in a vinaigrette dressing.
The same is true for non-alcoholic champagne.
Make an authentic mimosa — without the alcohol
You don’t need to sip on the alcoholic version to enjoy an authentic mimosa.
Surely non-alcoholic wine is the ideal base for all of your mocktail drink recipes, from virgin white wine spritzers, Buck's Fizz, French 75, Kir Royale, Rosé Sangria, Aperol, Fall Inspired Sangria, Virgin Fall Mimosa, or even a virgin frosé.
Sip guilt-free at your next spring fling!