This Green Mimosa is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day because they are festive, easy to make, and taste delicious. This colorful St. Patrick’s Day drink is an easy recipe, mixing champagne and orange juice with a splash of Blue Curacao.
Serve up these Green Mimosas for St. Patrick’s day this year!
Get into the spirit of this Irish holiday celebration with an easy St. Patrick’s Day cocktail that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or even an evening drink. Who says mimosas are only for day drinking??
Why not delight party guests with fun Irish themed drinks? With only 3 ingredients, this green mimosa (also called a Leprechaun Mimosa) is easy to make in a large batch if you’re serving a crowd of friends and family.
Green drinks are great for all kinds of holidays! You don’t have to save these for only St. Patrick’s Day, this gorgeous green hue is perfect for other holiday drinks too, such as Halloween and Christmas.
What is the Best Champagne for a Green Mimosa?
The type of Champagne or Sparkling Wine you use in a mimosa is important because it’s the main liquor.
Champagne / Sparkling Wine is available in varying degrees of sweetness.
For mimosas, it’s always best to use a less sweet champagne. Since the orange juice is already sweet, use a Brut or Extra Brut champagne. This will keep your mimosa from becoming too sweet.
Can I use Prosecco Instead of Champagne?
Absolutely! Prosecco tastes a little sweeter than Champagne due to the type of grapes used to make Prosecco. Again, use a Brut Prosecco to keep your Green Mimosas from becoming too sweet.
Of course, if you are looking to make your St. Patrick’s Day cocktails sweeter, then use an Extra Dry, which is sweeter but not overpowering.
Can I use Cava?
For sure! Cava has a refreshing and crisp acidity that is balanced by a subtle sweetness.
It typically has a fruity flavor profile with notes of apple, lemon, and pear, and sometimes a hint of almond or hazelnut.
Again, Cava has varying degrees of sweetness and you should look for a Brut.
More Green Cocktails to Love
Mermaid Water – This cool green cocktail is made with pineapple juice, 2 rums and Blue Curacao.
Christmas Shots – just leave off the sprinkles and these green shots will work perfect for St. Paddy’s Day.
Crown Apple Jello Shots – want a yummy jello shot to serve on St. Patrick’s Day? These are perfect!
Irish Margarita – fun twist on a classic!
All you need are 3 simple ingredients:
Orange Juice: the traditional fruit juice used in mimosas which pairs deliciously with sparkling wine. Use a pulp-free orange juice to keep these tasty drinks smooth.
Blue Curacao: add a twist to a traditional mimosa by adding Blue Curacao. It’s a blue liqueur that has a slightly bitter orange flavor that adds a little tart to this St. Patrick’s Day drink. It also adds a small amount of alcohol and most importantly the blue color that mixes with the orange juice to create a gorgeous green hue for a St. Patrick’s Day cocktail.
Champagne: The essential ingredient in any traditional mimosa. Again, choose a Brut or the slightly sweeter Extra Brut to balance the sweetness of the fruit juice.
How to Make Green Mimosas
Be sure to chill your sparkling wine for several hours before mixing your mimosa. For a single serve drink, here is the recipe:
Step 1: Add 2.5 oz orange juice to your champagne flute.
Step 2: Pour in a splash of Blue Curacao.
Step 3: Top with 3 oz champagne and stir.
How to Make Leprechaun Mimosas in a Large Pitcher
This St. Patrick’s day cocktail can easily be made in a large pitcher for a crowd by following this recipe:
Step 1: Slowly pour the full bottle of chilled sparkling wine into a pitcher.
Step 2: Add 1 1/2 cups of orange juice.
Step 3: Add approximately 4 ounces of Blue Curacao and stir.
Step 4: Pour into champagne glass.
Green Mimosa Tips
- Serve in a stemless champagne flute, which holds a little more mixture than a typical champagne glass.
- Chill ingredients before using.
- Add an orange slice for garnish if you want to dress up your glass.
Break out your champagne flutes because these easy Green Mimosas make a fun and tasty St. Patrick’s Day drink. With a simple twist on a traditional mimosa it’s sure to get the party started.
- 2.5 oz Orange Juice
- Splash Blue Curacao
- 3 oz Champagne
- Pour orange juice into your chapagne flute.
- Add Blue Curacao.
- Fill with champagne.
- Add garnishes if desired.
See recipe post for tips and types of champagne to use. Drink Responsibly.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are estimates and not exact.