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National Mimosa Day – May 16

May 16 is celebrated as National Mimosa Day. This classic wine based cocktail is celebrated by both those who love to eat brunch out, and those who adore cocktails of all types.

This refreshing beverage is often served alongside plates of waffles and pancakes. However, you can enjoy a mimosa at any time of day.

If you enjoy other cocktails made with Champagne, like Bellinis, you’ll love mimosas!

Keep reading for some interesting mimosa facts, ways to celebrate National Mimosa Day and a mimosa recipe!

Mimosa with a pineapple garnish

May is a month full of national days devoted to all sorts of food. Check out the full list of May national food days here

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate odd and unusual foods, animals and items that you come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national day’s guide for more fun days to celebrate.

What is a mimosa?

A mimosa is a popular cocktail that is made from orange juice and Champagne. The ratio depends on how strong you like your drink. Some recipes call for equal parts and others vary in the concentration of each.Lazy day by the pool with a cocktail

The drink is commonly served in a Champagne flute and sometimes sparkling wine like Prosecco is used in place of Champagne.

Mimosas are popular with the brunch crowd and are also a common choice for Mother’s Day, bridal showers, and Easter breakfast.

The name of the cocktail comes from the fact that the color mimics the yellow-flowered mimosa plant, Acacia dealbata.

Fun facts about mimosas

Brush up on your knowledge of mimosas with these fun facts. Some may surprise you!National MImosa Day

  • The mimosa was invented in 1925 at the Ritz Hotel by their head bartender, Frank Meier.
  • The name of the drink comes from the mimosa flower which is a yellow Australian shrub.
  • Mimosas are commonly served as brunch drinks.
  • The mimosa is based on another orange juice and Champagne drink called a Buck’s Fizz. In the Buck’s Fizz, the ratio is three parts orange juice to 1 part Champagne.
  • Many restaurants serve bottomless mimosas on the weekend.

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How to celebrate National Mimosa Day

Would you like to celebrate National Mimosa Day in a special way? Try one of these ideas to celebrate this cocktail-themed national day.

  • Celebrate the day by drinking a mimosa.
  • Change up the drink by serving your version of a mimosa.
  • Spread the word on social media using the hashtag #nationalmimosaday

Here is a tweet to get you started:

Today is #nationalmimosaday.  Grab some Champagne and orange juice and make everyone's favorite brunch cocktail! 🍾🥂🍊 Share on X

Mimosa recipes for National Mimosa Day

The sky is the limit where mimosas are concerned! Try one of these mimosa recipes the next time you have quests for brunch.Mimosa recipes with a twist.

Mimosa Cocktail Recipes

Change up the typical 50/50 orange juice and champagne recipe by making one of these creative mimosa cocktails

More national days in May

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in May. Be sure to check out this post to discover more about the national days in May

Be sure to also check out these other national days that feature alcohol:

Pin this post for National Mimosa Day for later

Would you like a reminder of this post for National Mimosa Day? Just pin this image to one of your cocktail boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Plus, check out this YouTube video to learn about other food and drink days in May.

National mimosa day is May 16

Of course the best way to celebrate National Mimosa Day is to make a mimosa cocktail to enjoy. Here is an easy recipe to print out and make.

Yield: 1 drink

Easy Mimosa Recipe

Mimosa in a glass

This traditional drink is popular for brunch. Serve this light alcoholic delight on Mother's Day, Christmas, or any special occasion.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3/4 cup chilled champagne
  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice.


  1. Hold a chilled champagne flute at a slight tilt and fill the glass 3/4 full with champagne.
  2. Keeping the glass on the slant, fill the rest of the glass with fresh squeezed orange juice.
  3. You can adjust the ratio of champagne to orange juice to suit your taste.


Chill the champagne flute before you add the ingredients.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Sunday 16th of May 2021

Thanks so much for sharing my holiday with your readers! Happy National Mimosa Day, everyone!

Jace - The Queen of Holidays

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