Happy National Mimosa Day from all of us here at Ohza! Yes, National Mimosa Day is a real national holiday, and yes, we love it very much. May 16th has been deemed National Mimosa Day, and that is something worth celebrating. It’s about time mimosas got their own holiday.
There are a few wonderful ways to ring in this incredibly important holiday, and we are here to help you decide how to party. Whether your style is going out for a mid-morning brunch with your brunch buddies or crafting up some mimosas at home, we’ve got the best ideas to celebrate this momentous occasion.
If you are new to the brunch world, you may not fully understand the joys of celebrating National Mimosa Day quite yet. Lucky for you, we are experts in both. For those who may not know, a mimosa is a drink made of fruit juice and sparkling wine or Champagne. It’s traditionally enjoyed in a brunch or early afternoon setting, but here at Ohza, we love a mimosa any time of the day.
One way to appreciate National Mimosa Day is to understand a little of the history behind mimosas. Brunch legend says that the very first mimosa was conceptualized by Frank Meier, a bartender at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925. While there isn’t any concrete proof that this is the original origin of the mimosa, Meier is generally considered the creator.
Mimosas have been enjoyed for decades and don’t seem to be going out of style anytime soon. The name “mimosa” comes from the Central American flower of the same name, named for the cocktail's vibrant color and bright, tangy flavor.
Mimosas are packed with fruity and fun flavors that make any celebration even better. No matter when or where you choose to enjoy a mimosa, we can all agree that mimosas are simply delicious. Now that we have established what we are celebrating and why, let’s dive into the how.
Here are five of our favorite mimosa recipes to ring in National Mimosa Day.
You can never go wrong with a classic mimosa. All you need is fresh-squeezed OJ and your favorite Champagne. It’s bubbly, tangy, and isn’t going out of style anytime soon.
And if you don’t feel like mixing up your own? Grab a can of Ohza’s Classic Mimosa here.
One of the other classic mimosas is the Peach Bellini. It’s slightly different from a classic mimosa, as it is made with prosecco and peach puree. A bellini often has a lighter, softer flavor while still delivering the zing you love from the bubbly. Either mix one up for yourself or grab a can of Ohza to take on the go.
Add strawberry juice and fresh strawberries to your OJ for a refreshing and summery spin on the classic. Then, top it off with your favorite sparkling wine. This is an easy and delicious way to level up your mimosa game, plus you get a yummy Champagne-soaked garnish.
If you are searching for an even sweeter spin on a mimosa, add sherbet or ice cream to transform the flavors and textures into a brunch-time dessert that is definitely worth celebrating. It's creamy and refreshing, and you probably will want to make your mimosas this way every time after that first sip.
All you need to make this mimosa is fresh-squeezed orange juice, your favorite sparkling wine, and a splash of grenadine. The grenadine not only adds a little extra dash of sweetness and tang, but it makes it a pretty layered colored drink too.
The long-awaited day has arrived — here’s what you can do to celebrate National Mimosa Day.
Obviously, the easiest way to celebrate National Mimosa Day is by drinking a mimosa. Not only are they one of the easiest brunch cocktails to make, but they go down easy, too. The most classic way to enjoy a mimosa is with fresh-squeezed orange juice and Champagne.
If you’re feeling creative, though, swap out the OJ with pineapple or cranberry juice and explore your mimosa options. Who knows? You might just end up creating the next big trend.
A fun, unconventional way to celebrate National Mimosa Day is with a brunch gift exchange. Gift your brunch buddies a gift card to your brunch favorite place or their own pack of Ohza mimosas to share. That’s a win-win for everyone at the brunch party.
You can also expand your brunch gifting catalog into brunch recipe books, cute drinking glasses, or just about anything else you can think of. This is a fun way to experience brunch and share some sweet moments with pals.
What better way to ring in National Mimosa Day than by hosting your own mimosa brunch? This is a great way to spend time with the people you love, eat delicious brunch food, drink mimosas, and maybe even start a tradition of hosting brunch at home.
An easy way to spice up your event is to pick a theme for brunch or even a color scheme. There are tons of ways to enjoy a mimosa brunch.
If you’re looking for some new brunch recipes, encourage all your brunch guests to bring their favorite brunch time dish or mimosa ingredients. You not only get to taste test yummy brunch food, but you get to add some new recipes to your brunch book. This is also a great way for your friends to show off their baking skills for brunch.
Maybe you don’t have the skills in the kitchen to host brunch, but we can all find it in ourselves to attend one… especially a bottomless brunch.
What is a bottomless brunch exactly?
Bottomless brunch means that the beverages never end — and sometimes the food doesn’t, either. Most restaurants that offer a bottomless brunch special will have you pay a fixed rate for all-you-can-drink mimosas and potentially brunch food as well.
This is a great way to enjoy brunch with a group of people without breaking the bank. It’s also one of our favorite ways to enjoy National Mimosa Day. If you’re lucky, you may even get a discount at certain mimosa-loving restaurants for the holiday.
Looking for a new creative outlook and another way to celebrate the best day of the year? Consider creating your own mimosa creations. Whether it’s a Sunday brunch or just a casual get-together, adding your own spin to classic cocktails will spice up any event.
Some of our favorite ways to do this? Try swapping out the Champagne with vanilla vodka to make a creamsicle flavored screwdriver. You could also swap out the OJ for apple juice to create a fall-inspired apple cider mimosa. However you decide to switch things up, you can never go wrong with a custom mimosa.
It’s time to spread the mimosa word. For a holiday as important as this one, it’s crucial to get the word out so other mimosa lovers out there can celebrate properly too. With National Mimosa Day right around the corner, it’s time to get those thumbs working and get on social media.
Whether you celebrate with a big brunch party, a mid-morning meal at your favorite brunch spot in town, or you just curl up with a can of Ohza, there really isn’t a wrong way to celebrate National Mimosa Day — as long as you have a mimosa (or two) in hand. From casual enjoyers to enthusiasts everywhere, National Mimosa Day is a great day to mark and remember the good times and sweet memories that tend to follow wherever mimosas go.
If you decide to have a brunch party or crack open a fresh can of Ohza to celebrate, don’t forget to tag us @ohzamimosas on Instagram in your celebratory Mimosa Day pictures! Happy celebrating!