Mimosas are made for May—a time of year when warm weather, breezy bunches and a craving for fresh summer flavors create the perfect environment for this bright, bubbly drink.
In honor of National Mimosa Day on May 16th, we say “cheers” to the mimosa with a few fun facts—and, of course, ways to enjoy this beloved brunch beverage. Take a look.
What’s in a name?
The mimosa has become so deeply ingrained in brunch fare, that it’s easy to forget where the bubbly tradition began! Some stories trace the drink back to Europe—specifically, somewhere in the Mediterranean or at the Hotel Ritz in Paris, by famed bartender Frank Meier, who served the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway over the years (in fact, the hotel bar is known today as Bar Hemingway). Other source suggest that the mimosa drink simply stems from the colorful mimosa flower—the pom-pom-shaped blossom whose yellow variants match perfectly with the mimosa’s juicy glow.
More than just a pretty glass
There’s nothing more elegant than a mimosa in a classic flute glass—but its slender, gently curved shape is about more than looks. The glass’ gentle inward curve create a small mouth, perfect for keeping in as much of the fizzy carbonation as possible. Without those classic bubbles, mimosas just wouldn’t be the same!
Tips for at-home entertaining
When dining out, mimosas make for an excellent brunch beverage of choice (it’s one of our favorites, here at Peach Valley!). And when you’re entertaining at home, the mimosa is sure to be an equally appreciated crowd pleaser. For a cozy brunch with friends and family, consider setting up a mimosa bar to give guests a fun way to mix their own drinks—the rule of thumb is one part sparkling wine, usually champagne, to one part orange juice, but you can swap in grapefruit, peach and other options for fun, fruity twists!
If you’re opting for Peach Valley catering, making mimosas at home is simple—simply add an order of Florida Valencia Orange Juice, which can easily be mixed with champagne for an effortless go-to drink.
Mimosas pair perfectly with...
Wondering what to eat alongside your mimosa? Because this drink relies on a breakfast flavor you’re probably pretty used to—orange juice—it blends beautifully with just about any dish. But for an especially apt pairing, go for creamy, mild flavors, such as any of our egg-based dishes, that will balance out the gentle fizzy tang of the mimosa.
The mimosa has earned its rightful spot as a leading brunch beverage—and if you haven’t tried one yet, now is the time! Come down to Peach Valley and enjoy a delicious mimosa with family, friends and your favorite brunch dishes. We look forward to seeing you soon.