Happy National Mimosa Day! Thanks to Punchbowl, today I found out that my favorite morning cocktail is actually a Buck’s Fizz, not mimosa!
As you should all know, a Mimosa is made with champagne and orange juice. It is thought to be based very closely off the Buck’s Fizz, which was invented in 1921 at the Buck’s Club in London. Similar to the mimosa, the Buck’s Fizz is made with orange juice and champagne. However, key difference is that the Buck’s Fizz is made with three parts champagne and only one part orange juice whereas the Mimosa is often made with a 50/50 combination. Who knew?! (Also Google has some conflicting reports but I trust wikipedia!)
Mimosas are my favorite breakfast (or day drinking) cocktail and we often splurge on the weekends with a glass or two. Best way to relax after a long week and it makes me feel classier than a Bloody Mary 🙂
I will save my mimosa celebration until this weekend but you better believe it will be a Buck’s Fizz!
You tell me:
- What is your favorite morning cocktail?
- Do you have a special mimosa recipe?