Since it’s wedding season and I’ll be on KPRC-TV this morning at 8:50 talking about wedding and special occasion wines, I thought I’d also share with you, our Wine4.Me Blog readers, how you can set up your own mimosa bar for your next daytime special event.

Setting up a mimosa bar with lots of fruit juice options might just be what you need to jazz up your next brunch, whether it be a wedding shower, baby shower, birthday or any occasion to get together and toast.

Learn how to make a mimosa bar for extra fun at your next special occasion. On Wine4.Me/blog

What is a mimosa?

A mimosa is a combination of sparkling wine and fruit juice.  If you’re creating a mimosa bar for an event, offer several juices and fruit purees and two different sparkling wines.  You could offer one wine, but two is more fun.  It lets your guests be their own mixologists.

How to make a mimosa bar

Provide options from each of these categories.

Sparkling Wine

Choose at lease two.

  • Cava such as Segura Viudas Cava (I’ll be talking about this one on TV)
  • Prosecco such as La Marca Prosecco (I’ll also be talking about this one on TV.)
  • Sparkling wine from anywhere in the US (You don’t have to limit yourself to California.  Gruet from New Mexico has some great bubbles!)
  • Champagne from France

Find a list of Champagne and sparkling wine reviews in our Global Champagne Day post. And we also have a “How Sweet is that Sparkling Wine” cheat sheet for you.

You can also add a few liqueurs such as Chambord and St.Germain Elderflower to give your guests even more options.

Fruit Juice or Puree

Next, puree some fruits or buy some juices and set them out in pretty pitchers.

  • White Peach
  • Raspberry
  • Blood Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Guava
  • Blueberry


Gather a few bowls of garnishes to add a finishing touch.

  • Mint leaves
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple wedges


Line up the glass flutes and let your guests unleash their creativity, mixing and matching. Start by combining about 2/3 sparkling wine with 1/3 juice, then adjust to taste. Don’t limit each mimosa to just one juice. Consider combining them, too.

What combinations do you think you might enjoy? Are there any juices I didn’t list that you might want to try?

More About Champagne

Learn more about Champagne here on Wine4.Me.

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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Mimosa Bar

  1. Alicia 4 years ago

    Mimosas aré great

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