Virgin Mimosa Recipe


Are you planning a party and need ideas for drinks? Do you constantly find yourself wondering what drink you should serve that every single person will enjoy and that will give your event an elegant look?

The virgin mimosa is the perfect drink for any event. Apart from being kid and adult friendly, it is sweet and tangy and can be enjoyed with any sort of food. If you are using the right ingredients and recipe, this drink will take your party to a whole different level.

If you are looking for the best way to make a virgin mimosa, this article will give you the recipe and all the other information needed to make sure your drink turns out to be a hit!

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How to make Virgin Mimosa

To make a virgin mimosa, you would need

– Fresh orange slices or peels to garnish your glass

– Sparkling juice, which can either be sparkling grape juice, champagne, or lemonade

– pure orange juice that does not have pulp

– cocktail rimming sugar

– ginger ale to give it a nice flair

– Sprite 

To make the mimosa, you need to combine orange juice and sparkling juice in a large pitcher. Make sure the quantity of the sparkling juice is the same as that of orange juice. If, however, you are someone who wants fresh orange juice in a greater amount then put in about 1/4th of sparkling juice and 3/4th of orange juice.

Then add the rimming sugar according to your taste. Next, put in a bit of Sprite. Once you are satisfied with the proportion of everything added, put in some ginger ale to give it a decent aftertaste. Then pour this virgin mimosa into the glass you garnished with orange slices.

Non-Alcoholic Virgin Mimosa

If you want your drink to be strictly non-alcoholic, then instead of adding champagne, you can mix orange juice with pineapple juice. Apart from this particular change, follow the same steps mentioned above.

Virgin Mimosa Recipe

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Recipe by Laura Ritterman Course: DrinksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Virgin Mimosas are the perfect drink for a brunch. Read our easy step-by-step guide to make the perfect Virgin Mimosa!


  • 8 ounce 8 (1 cup) ginger ale

  • 4 ounce 4 ( ½ cup) fresh orange juice


  • Pour ginger ale into your glass
  • Add orange juice and stir


  • For best results, serve chilled.

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How virgin mimosa is usually served?

A virgin mimosa has a wide range of events it can be served at. It can be given out as a welcome drink at brunches, a fun drink at daytime bridal showers, or mother’s day lunches.

Most of the time, a virgin mimosa is served in a champagne flute that has an 8-ounce capacity. The amount served however is almost half the glass. The glass for the mimosa is traditionally garnished with orange peels, but you can use mint, strawberries, cherries, or grenadine.

If you are having a party with a large number of people, a good idea would be to just set up a mimosa bar station with a variety of fruits and different kinds of juice so that everyone can have it in the way they like best.

Virgin mimosa is usually served at brunches along with recipes that go well with citrus drinks. Sweet and salty breakfast dishes would go better with the drink.

What is the preparation time?

This virgin mimosa recipe requires less than two minutes to be made. It is quick and easy to remember. Once made it can be stored in the refrigerator for 24 hours. However, you need to ensure it is kept in a pitcher or a container that is sealed, so the mimosa does not lose the sparkled drink taste.

What are some tips and tricks for making a virgin mimosa?

If you want to make a virgin mimosa that will stand out and help people remember your event, we have a few tips for you. To begin with, always serve your mimosa in a champagne glass. Not only does this look very elegant but these glasses and built to preserve carbonation. So, your mimosa will not lose its sparkly touch.

Secondly, make a batch of virgin mimosas if you are expecting a great number of people. Instead of making it in separate glasses, mix the juices in a large pitcher to maintain consistency.

You should also only use freshly squeezed orange juice to make the perfect drink. Make sure there is no pulp because that would ruin the texture. It is best to squeeze the juice one day before you plan to make mimosas and store it.

If you want the people you serve this drink to enjoy it, then chill the glasses they will be served in. Since ice is not added to this drink, this will help make the cocktail cold. Other than that, use cold orange juice and sparkling drink. Virgin mimosas always taste the best when they are chilled.


What is a virgin drink?

Virgin is attached to the name of a drink when it does not contain alcohol in it. These drinks are sometimes referred to as mocktails.

Will using sparkling water make my virgin mimosa taste the same?

Even though you can use sparkling water in your drink, it is recommended to use any sparkling orange beverage. This is because it makes the drink taste better by giving it a popping flavor.

Are virgin mimosas good for my health?

Yes, virgin mimosas are good for your health since they either contain no alcohol and if they do the amount is very less. Also, this drink does not contain a lot of sugar, so it is low in calories.

What is the best event to serve a virgin mimosa in?

Even though a virgin mimosa is most served at brunches, this drink can be used in any event. It is a great cocktail for baby and bridal showers, New Year parties, outdoor picnics and even to have alone when you are resting at your house.


Virgin mimosa is one of the simplest drinks to make, yet the most elegant. They can be used in a variety of events and by people of all age groups. The key is making sure you put in the right quantity of all ingredients and served a dish that complements it well.

In the case of virgin mimosas, the right recipe is a game changer, which is why we have provided you with a step-by-step guide. 

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