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How to Make a Mimosa Bar with 3 Mimosa Recipes

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Mimosa bars are some of my absolute favorite ways to create an inviting brunch or party! I had one at my bridal shower (but swapped champagne for prosecco!), and it was such a hit! 

The best part about mimosa bars? They are so easy to put together. Just lay out a few ingredients, and let your guests do the mixing!

PS - who else flipped the page of their 2018 Cocktail Calendar this week? If so, let's toast each other with a virtual cocktail hour today to celebrate!

How to Make a Mimosa Bar | 3 Recipes | Watercolor Cocktail Painting by Simply Jessica Marie | SJM 2018 Cocktail Calendar

I'm sharing my three favorite mimosa bar recipes below: a grapefruit mimosa recipe, a classic mimosa recipe, and a raspberry lemonade mimosa recipe.

You'll notice that I'm recommending the same types of fruit for garnish for all three recipes. The reason for that is I recommend displaying all of the fruit out on the table in front of the juices and champagne (as seen in the photos!), and letting your guests decide which combination they prefer to create a unique mimosa all on their own!

Grapefruit Mimosa Recipe

photo by Blue Barn Photography from The School of Styling

grapefruit mimosa

serves 6-10 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle of chilled champagne
  • 3 cups of chilled grapefruit juice (about a pitcher full!)
  • grapefruit slices, orange slices, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill the champagne flute about 1/4 - 1/3 full with grapefruit juice
  2. Top off the juice with champagne, and stir lightly
  3. Garnish with your choice of fruit, and enjoy!

BRUNCH PAIRING SUGGESTION

This grapefruit olive oil cake from Sugar & Soul Co looks absolutely divine!!

Classic Mimosa Recipe

photo by Blue Barn Photography from The School of Styling

classic mimosa

serves 6-10 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle of chilled champagne
  • 3 cups of chilled orange juice (about a pitcher full!)
  • orange slices, grapefruit slices, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill the champagne flute about 1/4 - 1/3 full with orange juice
  2. Top off the juice with champagne, and stir lightly
  3. Garnish with your choice of fruit, and enjoy!

BRUNCH PAIRING SUGGESTION

Go all out orange with these orange cream scones from A Latte Food!

Raspberry Mimosa Recipe

photo by Blue Barn Photography from The School of Styling

raspberry lemonade mimosa

serves 6-10 people

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 bottle of chilled champagne
  • 3 cups of chilled raspberry lemonade (about a pitcher full!)
  • grapefruit slices, orange strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill the champagne flute about 1/4 - 1/3 full with raspberry lemonade
  2. Top off the raspberry lemonade with champagne, and stir lightly
  3. Garnish with your choice of fruit, and enjoy!

BRUNCH PAIRING SUGGESTION

I'm dying to make this overnight raspberry cream cheese french toast recipe from Tornadough Alli - so easy to make and it looks so tasty!

Simply Jessica Marie 2018 Cocktail Calendar | Brunch Cocktails | Cocktail Watercolor Illustration Desk Calendar

photo by sc stockshop

2018 cocktail calendar

If you love brunch cocktails as much as I do, you are going to LOVE the 2018 Cocktail Calendar!! (PS - there's only ONE left in stock!)

Each month of this brunch inspired 2018 Cocktail Calendar features a different illustrated cocktail that is perfectly fitting for that month and season.

I will post the recipe for each month's cocktail here on my blog the first Thursday of every month, giving you plenty of time to incorporate the drink into any brunches you are hostessing or attending!

If you try these recipes or display your June calendar design in your home, I'd love to see! Share on Instagram with the hashtag #sjmcocktails and tag me @simplyjessicamarie so I can follow along and share your photo on my page/stories, too!