How To Set Up a DIY Mimosa Bar

Monday, June 15, 2015 8 1

DIY Mimosa Set Up

 

The mimosa is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Not only is it light, bubbly, and refreshing, but it’s also one of the only cocktails that is acceptable to drink before 11am. 😉 The only thing I love more than mimosas served at an event, is making said mimosas myself at said event. A DIY mimosa bar is fun, interactive, delicious, and most importantly, easy.

 

Mimosa Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine

 

I was recently introduced to Simply Orange’s new orange juice with coconut water. Orange juice and coconut water are two of my favourite things to drink, so I was really excited to try this new twist on a classic. To my extreme delight, the juice was really light in taste and very refreshing. Even Justin, who finds fruit juice to be too sweet, really loved the new Simply Orange with Coconut Water. On top of it’s deliciousness, it’s only 80 calories per serving, never sweetened, and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

 

After trying this juice, I thought to myself that the only thing that could possibly make it any better could be to add a little bubbly. And wow, was I right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was the best mimosa I’ve ever had. The light, refreshing juice paired with the bubbly sparkling wine, created magic in a glass.

 

How to Make a Mimosa

Mimosas with Simply Orange Coconut Water

 

A DIY Mimosa Bar is super easy to create. All you need is the following:

1. A Selection of Juices. Orange is classic, but you can also mix it up with different flavours. I chose the Simply Orange with Coconut Water, along with Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Raspberry.

2. A Little Bubbly. Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco and Cava are all perfect choices. Since I’ll be mixing the bubbly with juice, I usually opt for Prosecco, since it’s more budget conscience than champagne, but tastes equally as delicious.

3. Fresh Fruit. I always like to add fresh fruit to my mimosas for an extra splash of flavour. I like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and oranges.

4. Champagne Flutes. Although you can go with any type of glassware, tradition calls for champagne flutes. And it just feels extra pretty and girly too.

5. Sparkling Water. A good-to-have if you are hosting children or friends who do not drink alcohol.

 

A few additional items to include in your DIY Mimosa Bar are:

1. An ice bucket. It comes in handy for extra champagne bottles if you don’t have time to keep checking on the bubbly levels. It’s also good to keep some on ice if you have a lot of guests, so you’re not constantly running to the fridge.

2. Juice labels. A cute touch would be to label the juice flavours with a tag around the bottle neck or a little place card in front.

3. Pretty accessories. Paper straws, cocktail umbrellas, gorgeous flowers, fun tablecloths, and cute napkins are all easy elements to add that really take your Mimosa Bar to the next level of pretty.

 

Finally, remember, that a mimosa is super simple to make. It’s one part juice to one part bubbly. So, just fill half the glass with juice and the remaining half with champagne or sparkling wine. Who would have thought something so easy could bring so much joy to my taste buds.

Orange Juice Mimosa

How to Make a Mimosa

 

LoveJenny

 

 

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8 Comments
  • Jackie
    June 15, 2015

    Wow, you never fail to amaze me with how incredibly gorgeous your eye for photography is!

    I haven’t noticed this new product in stores yet, but considering I love orange juice AND coconut water, I’ll definitely be giving this a try.

    Jackie
    Something About That

    • Jenny
      June 15, 2015

      You are just way too sweet! Thanks Jackie! The juice is super light tasting, and really delicious. I think you’ll love it!

  • Sarah
    June 15, 2015

    This is too adorable. And now you’ve given me an excuse to host a brunch at home instead of just going out 🙂

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

    • Jenny
      June 16, 2015

      Brunch at home is the best!!!

  • Kelly
    June 16, 2015

    I’m finally moving into my first house this weekend and cannot WAIT to host brunches with yummy mimosas served. Love your pics & I NEED that flamingo! 😛

    • Jenny
      June 17, 2015

      Hahaha, the flamingo was only $2 from the Dollar Store! Congratulations on your first home! How exciting!!!

  • Ani
    June 18, 2015

    I am such a sucker for anything coconut, wondering if we have that orange juice in germany as well. have to do some research on it 🙂

    jenny, I love love this lemon patterned dress on you, such a cute statement piece. You have to do a blog post on its own of it 🙂

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      August 10, 2015

      Aww, thanks Ani! The dress is actually 2 years old, and I just realized I never posted it! <3