12 Best Champagne for Mimosas: A Guide to Bubbly Bliss

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If you’re looking for the best champagne for mimosas, look no further!

Mimosas are a brunch cocktail favorite, and with good reason – they’re light, refreshing, and perfect for any occasion especially Sunday Funday! Champagne is the traditional drink of choice for mimosas, but it can be tricky to choose the right bottle. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best champagnes for mimosas!

In this post, we will explore 12 of the best champagne/sparkling wine options for making delicious mimosas. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option or something luxurious, we’ve got you covered.

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What Type of Sparkling Wines Should You Use?

For any champagne cocktail, I recommend choosing good-quality but low-cost sparkling wines. Orange juice will muddle the flavors and finer characteristics of your Champagne, so save your high-end bubbly for sipping on its own.

So rather than a high-end, classic Champagne, I recommend making a mimosa with the following sparkling wines:

  • Prosecco
  • Cava
  • Crémant
  • California Sparkling

Best Champagnes for Mimosas

La Marca Prosecco is my overall best pick for the best Champagne for mimosas. It’s a high-quality Prosecco, with citrus and green apple flavors. Plus, it has a delicate sweetness that pairs well with OJ.

Why I like this:

Accessible, affordable, and delicious. Perfect to make a mimosa with!

Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Brut is one of the best-quality, most affordable options out there. It’s light and refreshing with fruity notes. Along with just slightly sweet finish to balance the crisp acidity of the OJ.

Why I like this:

And it’s not simply for the fact you can pick this up at your local Trader Joe’s. It’s a great tasting Prosecco for only ~$7-8 per bottle! In fact I would spend $20 for this bottle. Plus, their sparkling Rosé is also a great choice!

Della Vite Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is my top pick for the best prosecco for mimosas. It’s a little more expensive than other options, but it’s worth it for the quality. This Prosecco is light and refreshing, with delicate floral notes and a hint of sweetness.

Why I like this:

One of my favorite Prosecco’s come in this elegant beautiful bottle. It has a great taste and would be perfect to make amazing mimosas.

If you want to get the best bang for your buck, go for Mionetto Il Prosecco. It’s a little sweeter than other options on this list, but it’s still a good quality wine to use .

Why I like this:

You really can’t beat the price point (less than $10) and you can find this bottle at any wine shop or liquor store. It’s a great value Prosecco and highly accessible.

If you want to splurge on a high-end, brut Champagne, go for Dom Perignon. It’s one of the best Champagnes out there, and it makes a delicious mimosa.

Why I like this:

It’s Dom! It’s from the most well-known and respected houses in the Champagne region. But most importantly it’s one of the best tasting Champagne. Plus you can buy it at Costco! 

mimosa bar

If you’re looking for a sparkling Rosé wine with a little more color, go for Mumm Napa Sparkling Brut Rosé. It’s a beautiful pink color, and it has delicate floral aromas.

Why I like this:

Mumm is one of the most famous sparkling wineries in Napa Valley. Their Brut Sparkling Rosé is my favorite bubbly that they produce. And great for making rosé mimosas!

Cava is Catalonia’s sparkling wine and is made in the traditional method. So if you want to try a Cava, go for this one. It’s a high-quality Cava, and it makes a delicious mimosa.

Why I like this:

Cava is an underrated bubbly from Spain. This is another well made bottle and the hints of honey really helps pair with the OJ to make a tasty Mimosa.

Crémant is a type of sparkling wine from France, and this one is my pick for the best Crémant. And this Crémant is produced in Burgundy, one of the best wine regions in France (typically known for producing the best Pinot Noir). It’s a great value bottle and the taste does not disappoint.

Why I like this:

French sparkling but not at the price of a classic Champagne. This is ideal to make a crisp and refreshing mimosa.

9) Best California Sparkling - Roederer Estate Brut

If you’re looking for a high-quality California sparkling, go for Roederer Estate Sparkling Brut. A fantastic California made bubbly that is produced by a well-renowned Champagne house. This is perfect for making a top notch mimosa.

Why I like this:

One of my favorite bubbly wines from California at a very affordable price. Green apple, pear, and spice flavors with steely finish help make the mimosa very fruity yet crisp at the same time. And perfect for a delicious brunch cocktail!

classic mimosa

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly Cava, go for Cristalino Sparkling Brut Cava. It’s a great value bottle, and it has a delicate sweetness that pairs well with orange juice.

Why I like this:

This is another excellent low-cost bubbly (under $9) that makes great mimosas. It’s a great option if all you want from your sparkling is to add alcohol and bubbles to your mimosas.

pinot noir

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly champagne, go for Piper Heidsieck Brut. This will still range between $35-45 per bottle. Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut is a traditional, structured, full-bodied, and fruit-rich high quality Champagne (a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay).

Why I like this:

For people who require a Champagne to make their mimosas, this is an excellent choice. For half the price of high-end Champagnes, it offers comparable taste.

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The Lucien Albrecht Crémant d’Alsace is a lovely wine from Alsace. This wine’s aromas and flavors are bright and fruity, with a touch of creaminess and toasted brioche at the end.

Why I like this:

At an affordable price under $20, this wine helps make for a smoother and creamier mimosa.

How to Make a Mimosa?

Making a mimosa is incredibly easy, as it only needs two primary components: sparkling wine and orange juice. That’s all there is to it!

For this brunch cocktail, you don’t want to use ice. It will dilute the mimosa taste and diminish the wine’s carbonation. But for the best mimosa, you should chill the wine and the fresh orange juice prior to making. 

I like to use a 50/50 ratio of dry sparkling wine to orange juice in my mimosas, but that’s my personal preference. Make sure you try and taste to find what ratio you like best. 

You may use as much as 2 parts sparkling wine to 1 part orange juice, or the reverse if you prefer a less alcoholic beverage and a sweeter tasting cocktail.

And if you enjoy a fresh mimosa with some pulp and texture, try using a freshly squeezed orange juice. Also, if you don’t like OJ, you can always substitute with pineapple juice. 

Classic Mimosa Recipe #1


  • Chilled Champagne or any bubbly wine
  • Orange Juice


Equal parts sparkling wine and OJ. And start pouring mimosas!

Mimosa Recipe #2


  • Chilled Champagne or any bubbly wine
  • Orange Juice
  • Optional: Grand Marnier (orange liqueur), vodka, whiskey, or any liquor you enjoy
  • Fresh Orange


Equal parts sparkling wine and OJ (don’t use freshly squeezed orange juice here). Splash Grand Marnier on top and garnish with an orange slice. 
Pomegranate Mimosa – Pomegranate juice can be used as a substitute for OJ. 

Other Sparkling Wines to Make Mimosas

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If you are looking for a sweeter mimosas, you can try sweet Champagne. Check out our list for best Sweet Champagnes.

And if you are looking for a little different color, a sparkling Rose as we mentioned above is also a great choice to make mimosas with. Check out our guide for best Sparkling Roses. 

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