May 16th is the perfect holiday for brunch enthusiasts and cocktail fanatics alike – it’s National Mimosa Day! This classic drink has been reinvented through a myriad of variations over the years, but it has stood firm as a staple of brunches and celebratory occasions. Unlike other cocktails that require multiple ingredients or tools, the simplicity of mimosas is part of why it’s an all-time classic.
Consisting of equal parts brut champagne and fruit (usually orange) juice, mimosas date back to the 1920s and got their name from a yellow flower native to Australia. The Buck’s Fizz cocktail was originally served in 1921 at Buck’s Club in London, serving as the inspiration for our modern-day mimosa. It then found more fame in the 40s after Alfred Hitchcock popularized mimosas in the United States.
Despite how simple mimosas are – typically consisting of just two ingredients – there is something about them that makes us feel classier when we drink them. Because of this, National Mimosa Day is the perfect occasion to gather with friends and raise a toast using our favorite brunch cocktail! Read on to learn how to celebrate this bubbly holiday with Port Orange Peach Valley Café.
Mimosas at brunch
Mimosas go together with each Peach Valley Café brunch like avocado and toast, biscuits and gravy, chicken and waffles… well, you get it. No matter which of our fresh, scratch-made dishes you try, a fizzy mimosa is the perfect way to wash it down and brighten up your afternoon!
This year, National Mimosa Day falls on a Thursday. If you have work or other obligations during the day, consider having brunch for dinner with your celebratory mimosas! Whether your holiday brunch takes place earlier or later, the promise of comfy food and bubbly drinks are sure to get you through the day.
Try your own twist on a classic
A classic mimosa is half orange juice and half champagne, but countless variations have spread throughout restaurants and kitchens far and wide. Instead of the normal OJ, try making your own mimosas at home with alternatives like cranberry, grapefruit, and blueberry juice – they all pair excellently with the texture and flavor of champagne! Garnish your spin on mimosas with fresh berries or fruit slices to not only add extra flavor but also improve presentation.
Celebrate the holiday at any age
For those under the age of 21 or anyone who prefers non-alcoholic options, you can still enjoy National Mimosa Day! By replacing champagne with ginger ale, you can create a drink that feels and tastes almost identical to a mimosa, and it’s friendly for all ages as well. If you prefer to not use ginger ale, consider other sparkling juices like sparkling apple cider to replace champagne.
Peach Valley Café is the perfect place to celebrate this staple of brunches across the world! Stop by Peach Valley in Port Orange on May 16th for all your breakfast favorites and enjoy them with a fizzy mimosa on the side or bring the party home and make your own. We can raise a glass to that!