Our orange mimosa float is a fun and bubbly alcoholic beverage that is sure to delight for special occasions and holiday mornings.
Prep Time2 minutesmins
Total Time2 minutesmins
Keyword: Mimosa Float Recipe
1tablespoonorange juice concentrate,thawed
6ouncespour Brut Champagne(I used the Korbel brand)
2scoops sorbet,I used a 2-inch ice cream scoop
1wedgenavel orange,for garnish
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.
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.