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National Mimosa Day

Mimosa Day

About National Mimosa Day

When is National Mimosa Day? This holiday is always celebrated on May 16

 Are you looking for an excuse to drink before noon? Have a Mimosa. Here’s a great way to start the day. A little orange juice mixed with some bubbly wakes you up in a pleasant way. Now, don’t you think every day should be National Mimosa Day? Are you going to a brunch on this May 16 holiday? Mimosas are certain to be on the menu. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s compete for the title of the official brunch drink.

People commonly associate Mimosas with brunch. Yes, it is almost always available at a brunch. However, you can enjoy it at any meal and any time of the day or night. As for events, it is popular at many parties and celebrations, especially bridal showers. You can enjoy Mimosas at spas and some nail salons, too.

There is speculation that the drink got its name from the Mimosa plant in Australia. While this can easily be the case, there is no known direct link between the plant and the drink.

Did You Know? Orange juice is the most popular fruit juice in the world.

Who Created Mimosas?

The roots of this drink go back to a drink simply named “Champagne Orange”, which was consumed in French wine country long before the first Mimosa was poured into a flute glass. Mimosas date back to the 1920s. It was created at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Paris, French in 1925. In 1936, bartender Frank Meier was the first to publish the recipe in the book “The Art of Mixing Drinks”. British royalty popularized this drink when they brought it back from a trip to France. After quickly gaining popularity in England, this summer cooler became popular around the world.

Did You Know?  In 1921, Buck’s Fizz was created at London’s Buck Club. It is the predecessor to the Mimosa.

How to Make a Mimosa

The classic mimosa is made of equal parts of orange juice and champagne. It is typically served in a champagne flute. You can garnish it with a piece of fruit on the rim, like strawberry or a slice of kiwi or lemon. Or, add a couple of blueberries, raspberries, or other fruit into the drink. Also, you can decorate the glass with a sprig of mint leaves.

Try a variation of the Mimosa. Make a Bellini using peach juice instead of orange juice. Pineapple or other fruit juices can be substituted as well.

To make a non-alcoholic drink, simply substitute ginger ale instead of champagne.

Mimosa Trivia and Fun Facts

As you enjoy a mimosa or two at brunch, take a few minutes to learn a little mimosa trivia and fun facts.

  • It is very easy to make. Just mix together orange juice and champagne. Mimosas are mood boosters. C’mon, is anyone surprised that an alcoholic beverage boosts your mood!?
  • Mimosa is named after the Australian Mimosa flower. It is a bright and cheerful yellow flower with delicate petals.
  • Thanks to the orange juice, it is high in healthy vitamin C.

How to Celebrate and Participate in National Mimosa Day

Here are some ways to participate in National Mimosa Day:

  • Go to a brunch at a restaurant and order a Mimosa. Hold a brunch at your house. Invite family or guests. Offer Mimosas to the adults.
  • Make Virgin Mimosas for your kids. 
  • Have it as a dinner cocktail.
  • Enjoy it as a mid-day cooler.
  • Make a Bellini or any other variant of this drink.

Today's Quote

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – – Dean Martin

History and Origin of National Mimosa Day

Amazingly, little is known about the actual origin of this holiday. Our research has not identified the creator of this day or the reason he or she created it. Nor, do we know the reasoning behind the selection of this date. Was the creator a little too tipsy to document this day? Perhaps we will never know.

This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

Definition of “National” Days – and why it is so important to distinguish and identify true national days.

Related Holidays

People who like this holiday will also like:

International Omelet Day– It pairs perfectly with mimosas.

National Bloody Mary Day –  It’s another great brunch cocktail.

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