National Mimosa Day

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Hello friends! Are you ready to raise your glasses and toast to National Mimosa Day? This is a day dedicated to celebrating the delightful combination of champagne and orange juice. So grab your mimosa flutes, add a splash of bubbly, and let's dive into the fizzy history of this delicious concoction!

When is Mimosa Day?

It's national mimosa day on the 16th May.

The Birth of the Mimosa

Legend has it that the mimosa cocktail was first created in the early 1920s at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. A gentleman by the name of Frank Meier, the head bartender, is said to be the mastermind behind this refreshing drink. Meier combined equal parts champagne and orange juice to create the perfect balance of sweet and bubbly.

Since then, the mimosa has become a staple at brunches, bridal showers, and other celebratory events. It's the go-to drink for those who appreciate a touch of elegance and a whole lot of zest.

The Perfect Mimosa Recipe

Creating the perfect mimosa is an art form in itself. Here's a simple recipe to get you started:

  1. Chill a bottle of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine.
  2. Pour one part chilled champagne into a mimosa flute.
  3. Add one part freshly squeezed orange juice.
  4. Gently stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with a slice of orange.
  6. Enjoy the effervescent deliciousness!

Feel free to get creative with your mimosas by adding different fruit juices or experimenting with garnishes. The possibilities are endless!

Celebrate National Mimosa Day

On National Mimosa Day, why not gather your loved ones for a delicious brunch complete with mimosas? Whether you're hosting a small get-together or enjoying a lazy morning in bed, the mimosa is sure to add that extra sparkle to your day.

History behind the term 'Mimosa'


Early blooming

The term 'mimosa' first appears in the botanical world in 1525 when it was given to a genus of plants. This name was inspired by the Latin word 'mimos', meaning 'mime' or 'actor', which refers to the sensitivity of the plant's leaves that move and fold up when touched or exposed to heat. The plant was named so due to its tendency to mimic the movements of living creatures.


Cocktail creation

The term 'mimosa' gains popularity outside the botanical realm in 1925 with the creation of the famous cocktail. A bartender named Frank Meier at the Ritz Hotel in Paris combined equal parts of champagne and fresh orange juice to create the Mimosa cocktail. The drink's vibrant color and refreshing taste quickly caught on and it became a beloved choice for brunches, celebrations, and special occasions.


Breakfast cocktail trend

In 1988, the term 'mimosa' becomes synonymous with a popular breakfast cocktail. Due to its light and citrusy nature, the Mimosa cocktail became a staple at brunches and morning celebrations, such as weddings and baby showers. The term 'mimosa' expanded beyond the cocktail itself and came to represent a cheerful and indulgent way to start the day.


Mimosa moments on social media

With the rise of social media in the early 2000s, the term 'mimosa' took on another meaning. People started using the term 'mimosa' to describe moments of self-care, relaxation, and enjoyment, often accompanied by a glass of the cocktail. Sharing pictures of cozy mornings, luxurious baths, or scenic views while enjoying a Mimosa became a trend, leading to the term becoming associated with joyfulness and well-being.

Did you know?

Did you know that the name 'mimosa' comes from the yellow flowers of the mimosa plant, which are said to resemble the color of the cocktail? It's like sipping sunshine in a glass!


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16th May 2015

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