If you love dessert drinks then you must try this orange creamsicle mimosa. It’s bubbly, sweet and perfect for your next big celebration.
What is an Orange Creamsicle Mimosa?
An orange creamsicle Mimosa is a combination of whipped cream vodka, champagne and orange juice. The resulting bubbly cocktail tastes just like your favorite creamsicle popsicle from childhood.
Vodka and orange flavored mixers are quite popular. Another drink with that flavor combination, but a sweeter form is the vodka and orange soda.
Orange juice, of course has a sweet and slightly tangy citrus flavor. It’s best to use fresh pulp free orange juice. Orange juice with pulp will take away from the smooth bubbly texture of the drink. Additionally, the fresher the juice the better try to avoid concentrates or any type of orange juice cocktail when possible.
Whipped cream vodka is a clear liquor. While playing vodka tends to have a almost tasteless flavor, whipped cream vodka has hints of cream and vanilla. It contributes the creamy sweet flavor to the drink.
Champagne is basically a sparkling wine. It can have various different fruit flavors but is always bubbly, typically sweet and a little dry.
If you want to go alcohol free, try out this mimosa without alcohol instead.
Occasions for this drink
With its sweet, fruity and bubbly flavor this drink is perfect for many different occasions such as:
- Bachelor and bachelorette parties
- New Year’s Eve
- Large celebrations
Variations of this drink
This drink is not a standard IBA drink and therefore can have different ingredient variations in different recipes. Here are a few ways to change this drink up:
- Add cream. To lend a extra sweet and creamy flavor, you can add a little splash of cream to the drink.
- Use orange vodka. Replace the whipped cream vodka with orange vodka instead. Do make sure if you do this to use an extra splash of cream to help it maintain the creamy flavor.
- Add a garnish. Take the sweet decadence of this drink over the top by adding a big dollop of whipped cream on top of the drink.
- Make it for parties. With its refreshing bubbles and champagne flute glass this drink is perfect for large celebrations. You can make a large batch of it in a punch bowl by multiplying the ingredients by 4 to 6 times.
How to make this drink:
This drink is super easy to mix up. It only takes three simple ingredients and a few minutes to get it going.
- 2 oz Whipped cream vodka
- 2 oz Champagne
- 4 oz Orange Juice
Gather everything you need to make the drink including cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, jigger, champagne flute, orange juice, whipped cream vodka, champagne and ice.
Fill your cocktail shaker to the top with ice.
Take the jigger and take your whipped cream vodka. Use the jigger to measure 2 oz of whipped cream vodka and toss it into your shaker.
Take your champagne and jigger. Use your jigger to measure 2 oz of champagne and toss it into your cocktail shaker with the whipped cream vodka.
Place the top on your cocktail shaker and gently shake it. While you want to mix the two ingredients together you also don’t want to cause a champagne to fizz and bubble up.
Then, remove the top from the shaker, place the Hawthorne strainer on it and pour your drink into your champagne flute.
Grab your orange juice and your jigger. Use your jigger to measure 4 oz of orange juice and put it in your champagne flute.
Alternatively, you can simply use the orange juice to top the champagne flute off without measuring it out.
Orange Creamsicle Mimosa
- Hawthorne strainer
- cocktail shaker
- Champagne Flute
- 2 oz Whipped Cream Vodka
- 2 oz Champagne
- 4 oz Orange Juice
- Ensure you have all the items needed to make the drink.
- Fill up your cocktail shaker with ice.
- Take your jigger and measure 2 oz Whipped cream vodka. Pour that into the shaker.
- Take your jigger and measure 2 oz Champagne. Pour that into the shaker.
- Put the top of the shaker on and shake it, be gentle so the champagne doesn't fizz too much.
- Replace the top with the strainer and pour into the champagne flute.
- Take the Orange Juice and measure 4 oz and pour into the flute.note: alternatively, you can skip the measuring and just top the flute off with OJ.