Nothing screams “class” like champagne, and nothing cries “health” like orange juice…so what do you get when you mix a little healthiness with a pinch of class? A mimosa of course!
Mimosas, made with equal parts orange juice and champagne, are a delicious alcoholic beverage that is acceptable to have at breakfast or brunch. Unless you are in a darkened casino in Las Vegas where you have no concept of time, the only decent adult cocktail to have before 11am is a mimosa. And if you haven’t had one, then it is time to break out the eggs benedict, some good ol’ fashioned hand-squeezed orange juice, and some of your best champagne… but be careful, this refreshment can be quite addictive.
What is great about Mimosas is that they can be made to taste: whether you like a sweeter champagne such as Moet and Chandon, Korbel sweet or the cheaper Martini and Rossi Asti, or if you prefer a drier concoction of orange juice and Chandon Rich Extra Dry, Piper Sonoma Brut or Dom Perignon Blanc, it is an extremely versatile refreshment!
Champagne on its’ own is loved the world over: and what’s not to love? Those delightful little bubbles that float to the top of your glass, the light and fresh taste on your tongue and the fact that it is an awesome form of alcohol are all valid reasons to love champagne…or simply because it makes us feel fancy and classy when we are drinking it out of a champagne flute. And who doesn’t like feeling fancy every now and then? It is a pleasing emotion!!
Food That Pairs Well With Mimosas
Eggs, bacon, frittatas …almost anything that is served with a traditional Western breakfast goes great with a Mimosa or two. Let’s not forget french toast, waffles, pancakes…and, for a twist to your usual carbohydrate-rich breakfast, you can add a little champagne to the batter! Of course, this is for the adventurous chef who knows what he or she is doing.
Seeing as most seafood pairs quite well with champagne, let’s not leave out salmon. Especially when smoked, baked or pan fried…you know, you could probably deep fry the salmon and it would go great with mimosas (note: please don’t deep fry salmon…what is wrong with you?).
The History of Le Mimosa
While it’s not-to-distant relative, the Buck’s Fizz, orginated at the Buck’s club in 1921 London, the mimosa is rumored to have its’ origins in 1925 Paris at the Ritz Hotel. Regardless, many believe the Mimosa to be a variation of the Buck’s Fizz: the latter having way more alcohol than it’s brunch-worthy cousin.
Still, others suggest that the Mimosa was created by Alfred Hitchcock in the 40’s and made it famous throughout the United States. If you have been reading our On the Rocks section up to this point, perhaps you detect a pattern: many of the drinks that bar patrons and lushes alike enjoy have a fuzzy history. There are different sources that relate different orgins for drinks: this guy says the martini came from this period, another person says some other place…all of which has led me to believe that everyone was really drunk when they were in the initial stages of new cocktail creations and they can’t remember when or how the concoction came about!
In summary, this brunch-time favorite is enjoyed the world over, and if you haven’t had the pleasure, then get out of your house, get some champagne and oranges, and do it yourself at home. OR you can always call up a few friends for brunch at a local patisserie such as The Aviary in Springfield, Missouri and enjoy it with your eggs benedict. Give us a call! We will happily join you!
Remember to drink responsibly!
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