How to Build a Fabulous Mimosa Bar


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I love a mimosa! They are so refreshing, so lovely, so elegant, so colorful, so…FABULOUS! I love serving mimosas when entertaining, especially for breakfast or brunch. I hope you enjoy a few suggestions I have for the perfect and oh so fabulous Mimosa Bar! 

Location, location, location

Outdoors if the weather is permitting.  Set up on a sideboard, bar, cart or table, making sure all ingredients are reachable. I have ill placed a few champagne flutes in my lifetime that have taken a tumble when brushed by someone’s beautiful bell sleeves while self-serving and mixing.  Make sure you set up in a designated area away from the food to avoid a pile up of guests.  


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Chill

Mimosas are not an iced cocktail but the bubbles should be chilled! I love using a beverage tub if you are offering a variety of bottles or a champagne bucket for smaller gatherings with one or two selections.  

Bubbles

I prefer not adding ingredients to a fine champagne and select dry or semi-dry sparkling wine or prosecco for mimosas.


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Glassware 

I say go champagne flutes all the way but I have used acrylic when entertaining by the pool. Stemless is also fun but I am not a huge fan as my hands warm the mimosa.  

Juice

Clear glass carafes for each juice you select to accompany your mimosa bar.  The juice colors make such a vibrant and colorful setting.  A few selections I enjoy…

  • Orange 

  • Cranberry

  • Grapefruit 

  • Pomegranate 

  • Pineapple 

  • A variety of purees including strawberry, peach and kiwi.


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Garnishes, etc

Fill small bowls or ramekins with these ingredients for guests to add or garnish. I use white to make the colors pop. Add bamboo skewers with a few fresh berries in alternating colors for an additional touch.

  • Raspberries 

  • Strawberries 

  • Blackberries 

  • Blueberries 

  • Orange slices 

  • Kiwi 

  • Pineapple 

Make sure you have plenty of cocktail napkins, I prefer monogrammed. Cheers and enjoy!

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