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Mimosa Float

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Our orange mimosa float is a fun and bubbly alcoholic beverage that is sure to delight for special occasions and holiday mornings.
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  1. Mimosa Float Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Mimosa Float Recipe
  3. How to Serve
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Take your breakfasts to the next level this holiday season with this mimosa float recipe. It adds a little spin to a traditional bubbly champagne and orange juice mimosa by adding a scoop of sweet orange sorbet to your glass.

We can help you with plenty of fancy drinks for the holidays. Check out our Christmas morning punch or classic screwdriver drink for your beverages of choice.

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Mimosa Float Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 6-ounce pour Brut Champagne (I used Korbel brand)
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 scoops of orange sorbet (I used a 2-inch ice cream scoop)
  • Wedge of navel orange for garnish

PRO TIP:

I used orange sorbet, not sherbert, in this sherbet mimosa floats recipe. Note that sherbert is dairy-based and may make your mimosa float very cloudy when mixed with the carbonation of the champagne. Sorbet is just fruit puree and sugar that has been frozen, so it is a better option for this cocktail. 

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

SORBET: You can switch up the sorbet flavor you use if you’d like. Lemon, lime, or strawberry sorbet would all be delicious in this fancy drink.

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How to Make This Mimosa Float Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

You can get at least 6 mimosa floats from a standard 750-milliliter bottle of Brut Champagne and a pint of orange sorbet. Just remember that different-sized glasses will yield different quantities.

STEP ONE: Place the orange juice concentrate at the bottom of a stemless wine glass.

Mimosa Float process shot of orange juice concentrate poured into a glass

STEP TWO: Pour the Brut Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate. You may need to give it a little stir to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.

PRO TIP:

f you use a traditional champagne flute, you may need to use a smaller sized (1-inch) ice cream scoop to fit the glass. Cookie scoops might be a great choice in this case. This cocktail can be tailored to your personal glass preference. You just want to make sure that you only fill the glass ½ to ¾ full with the champagne before adding the orange sorbet. Also, note the importance of allowing the bubbles to settle before adding the sorbet so that you do not overflow your glass.

Mimosa Float process shot of champagne added to the glass

STEP THREE: Very carefully add the 2 scoops of orange sorbet. It may bubble up, so just let the bubbles calm down before placing the second scoop in the glass.

Mimosa Float process shot of a scoop of orange sorbet added the the glass

STEP FOUR: Garnish the rim of the glass with the fresh orange slice or wedge and serve your festive cocktail.

How to Serve

These mimosa champagne floats should be served immediately after being assembled. They would be a great addition to a bridal or baby shower menu. They would also be a great holiday morning cocktail or a celebratory drink on New Year’s Eve. For the little people, our Christmas punch is a tasty non-alcoholic drink for them to enjoy.

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Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: You can store any excess thawed orange juice concentrate in a sealed mason jar in the refrigerator for a week and use it for other recipes or additional mimosa floats.

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This sherbet mimosa recipe would be a delightful treat to serve at a weekend brunch or party. A few simple ingredients, and you’ll have a new favorite morning cocktail to enjoy. What a great way to ring in the new year or celebrate a special occasion.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What type of glass is best for this drink?

A champagne glass or stemless wine glass would work well, although it is entirely up to you which type of glass you choose.

Can I make this ahead of time?

This delicious drink can’t be made ahead of time because the sorbet will melt. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this drink, so you can whip it up in a flash.

What is the best alcohol for mimosas?

Champagne, Cava, or Prosecco are all great options to use to make mimosas.

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Our orange mimosa float is a fun and bubbly alcoholic beverage that is sure to delight for special occasions and holiday mornings.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounces pour Brut Champagne, I used Korbel brand
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 scoops sorbet, I used a 2-inch ice cream scoop
  • 1 wedge navel orange, for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In the bottom of a stemless wine glass, place the orange juice concentrate.
  • Pour the Brut Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate. You may need to give it a little stir to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.
  • Very carefully add the 2 scoops of orange sorbet. It may bubble up, so just let the bubbles calm down before placing the second scoop in the glass.
  • Garnish the rim of the glass with the fresh orange wedge and serve.

Notes

  • I used orange sorbet, not sherbert, in this sherbet mimosa floats recipe. Note that sherbert is dairy-based and may make your mimosa float very cloudy when mixed with the carbonation of the champagne. Sorbet is just fruit puree and sugar that has been frozen, so it is a better option for this cocktail.
  • You can get at least 6 mimosa floats from a standard 750-milliliter bottle of Brut Champagne and a pint of orange sorbet. Just remember that different-sized glasses will yield different quantities.
  • If you use a traditional champagne flute, you may need to use a smaller sized (1-inch) ice cream scoop to fit the glass. Cookie scoops might be a great choice in this case. This cocktail can be tailored to your personal glass preference. You just want to make sure that you only fill the glass ½ to ¾ full with the champagne before adding the orange sorbet. Also, note the importance of allowing the bubbles to settle before adding the sorbet so that you do not overflow your glass.

Nutrition

Sodium: 14mg | Calcium: 20mg | Vitamin C: 21mg | Vitamin A: 59IU | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 251mg | Calories: 110kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Iron: 1mg
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