The Hoot HQ is divided when it comes to our favorite drinks to wake up with. According to Laura, breakfast in bed is best served with a side of champagne.
As you know, we care where our products come from. And yet, though the cocktail is simple, its origin story is a bit of a mystery. One version says it was invented at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925 by head bartender Frank Meier. Some cocktail historians (can we get that job?) claim, however, that this version was just a knock-off of the Buck’s Fizz, created in 1921 at Buck’s Club in London by barman Pat McGarry. The great Alfred Hitchcock is even cited as a sort of Mimosa inventor, having popularized the beverage stateside as a brunch drink.
Who is right? The answer may just be found at the bottom of the bottle.
2 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
4 oz Brut champagne
- Fill champagne flute with 2 oz of freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Top up with 4 oz brut champagne.
- Sip and repeat.
Don't like orange juice? Choose another of your favorite juice flavors to create your own variation. Chris likes apple cider. Other options include grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple, and peach.