You HAVE To Try This Paloma Mimosa 

The Miss Mary's Paloma Mimosa Recipe is perfect at brunch with the besties, as a signature drink at an event or shower, or on a holiday morning.

Mimosas originated in France (of course!) but have become a staple for boozy brunches everywhere. Traditionally, a mimosa is a made with sparkling wine and orange juice. The ratio of the two is typically 2:1 with some hilarious "tutorials" trending from time to time about the "right" amount of OJ to use.

Champagne v. Sparkling Wine v. Prosecco?

Sparkling anything just feels fun and fancy. A sparkling wine can only be called "Champagne" if it actually comes from Champagne, France. Champagne is delicious and elegant, but not always on-budget.

The difference between sparkling wine and prosecco is in how it's produced but not necessarily in how it tastes. Both are light, bubbly, and lower in sugar than traditional wine. Because prosecco is fermented pre-bottle, it is a slightly more cost-effective choice. Choosing a “Brut” version means it contains less sugar. There are some absolutely-delicious prosecco options at reasonable prices. We love a crisp, delicate prosecco!

Now Serving Fancy

A bonus for drinking mimosas is you get to use such beautiful glassware, right?

A flute shape will concentrate the aromas and make the bubbles last longer. But, coupes have an adorable, vintage vibe. If you don't have Champagne glasses already, stop by a resale shop or antique store nearby. You'll likely find ones with so much more character than what's available new and for a reasonable price.

You can, of course, serve your mimosa in a white wine glass, too. There is really no wrong way to pour a Paloma Mimosa!

A Low-Sugar Mimosa Twist

There are a number of ways to enjoy sparkling wine with a splash of juice. The orange juice option is, as we said, traditional. Bellinis, made with pureed peach, are popular in Italy. (Hhmmm, that gives us an idea.)

One of our favorite ways to enjoy a mimosa, though, is with our low-sugar, Lite Paloma Mix. It adds a fresh grapefruit flavor that is bright, tart, and delicately sweet. It is also a beautiful hue that adds a little something to any girls' gathering, Spring holiday table, or bridal shower drink station.

How to Make a Paloma Mimosa

You hardly need a Paloma Mimosa Recipe. Brunch experts will tell you to measure the ingredients with your heart. *wink*

Pour the prosecco, sparkling wine, or Champagne until your glass is about half-full.  As the bubbles settle, top with Miss Mary’s Lite Paloma Mix.

Garnish with an orange or grapefruit wedge.


The paloma mimosa is a brilliant way to make your champers/ sparkling/ prosecco go further. If you have just one bottle chilled but many friends to serve, just add a little Miss Mary’s Lite Paloma Mix and everyone will be able to join the toast. Cheers to that!

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