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If you’re looking for a light and bright non-alcoholic drink to serve at your next get together say hello to the Virgin Mimosa! This delightful mocktail has a sweet orange flavor with just the right touch of fizz. So raise your glass and enjoy this alcohol-free twist on a classic favorite.
🥂 What is a Virgin Mimosa?
A virgin mimosa is a non-alcoholic twist on a classic cocktail. This drink is an easy combination of equal parts orange juice and sparkling water. The resulting mocktail is a pretty orange color and has a light and bright orange citrus flavor with a delightful fizz.
A classic mimosa is an alcoholic drink that is a combination of equal parts orange juice and champagne. It is typically served in a champagne flute.
This virgin or non-alcoholic variation still has a similar flavor and color and is served in a champagne flute as well. However, we replace the champagne with sparkling water.
There are so many reasons why you should add this mocktail to your repertoire of beverages. But, here are just a few to consider:
- It’s so easy. All you need is two very very simple ingredients. If you have 2 minutes or less you can have this ready. Simply pour your two ingredients into your glass and start sipping.
- Effortless Elegance. The bright orange color and sparkling bubbles make this a visually appealing and fancy looking addition to any special celebration or get together.
- Citrus flavor. This mocktail is bursting with sweet and tangy orange flavor. It is refreshing and sweet, but not too over the top.
⭐ When to Make This Drink
this easy to make white and bubbly mocktail can be enjoyed at a wide variety of different events. Here are a few suggestions for when to serve it up:
- Baby showers
- Holiday breakfast
One of the awesome things about this drink is that you can substitute ingredients and create a few different flavor variations very easily. Check a few of these ideas out:
- Use a soda. Substitute the sparkling water for a soda like ginger ale or Sprite. This will make the drink slightly more sweet.
- Use a sparkling juice. Substitute the sparkling water for a sparkling juice like sparkling lemonade or sparkling grape juice if you want to add a little fruit flavor.
- Add a garnish. You can add an orange twist, wheel or wedge. Or you can rim the glass in sugar.
- Use a non-alcoholic sparkling wine. If you want this to taste even more true to the classic cocktail, then you can use a non-alcoholic sparkling wine in place of the sparkling water.
- Champagne Glass
- 3 oz Orange juice – for the freshest drink use homemade and fresh-squeezed orange juice. However, you can definitely use store-bought as well. Either way make sure that it is pulp free so that you have a smooth drink.
- 3 oz sparkling water, orange flavored
Get ready to go by gathering up your champagne flute, orange juice, sparkling water and jigger.
Since no ice is used in this drink, it’s best to make sure that both of your ingredients are well chilled before getting started.
Measure out 3 oz of orange juice. Then pour that into the champagne flute.
Measure out 3 oz of orange sparkling water. Then, pour that into the champagne flute.
Instead of measuring, you can choose to just simply pour it directly into the glass since it will take about 3 oz to fill it up.
If you plan to add a garnish you should do that now. Slice a wheel from an orange and place it on the rim of the glass, alternatively, you can use an orange wedge or an orange twist.
- Champagne Glass or any type of glass works if you don't have this.
- 3 oz Orange Juice
- 3 oz Sparkling Water flavored or plain
- Since this one doesn't require ice in the glass, make sure to chill the orange juice and sparkling water before getting started.
- Grab the orange juice and jigger. Use the jigger to measure 3 oz of orange juice and toss it into the champagne flute.
- Grab the sparkling water and the jigger. Use the jigger to measure 3 oz of sparkling water and toss it into the champagne flute.Pro tip: instead of measuring out the sparkling water, you can just pour it straight into the flute to top it off.
- ⅓ cup of Orange Juice
- ⅓ cup of Sparkling Water
- You can substitute the sparkling water for –
- sparkling grape juice
- ginger ale
- flavored sparkling water
- Use fresh squeezed orange juice