National Mimosa Day
Equal parts orange juice and champagne, the mimosa is raised and toasted today. They are commonly served in champagne flutes, and any type of sparkling wine can be used if champagne isn't available. Mimosas were invented at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925, by the head bartender, Frank Meier. Their name comes from the mimosa flower, a yellowish Australian shrub that was popular with French gardeners. They are a less alcoholic version of a Buck's Fizz, which was invented four years prior by Pat McGarry at Buck's Club in London. The Buck's Fizz is two parts champagne and one part orange juice. Early mimosa recipes included Grand Marnier—these drinks are now called Grand Mimosas. Mimosas that use mandarin orange juice are called puccinis. Mimosas are common brunch drinks, and are also popular on Easter, Mother's Day, at morning weddings, on cruises, and on first-class flights and train rides.
National Mimosa Day is observed next on Thursday, May 16th, 2019. It has been observed annually on May 16th since 2013.
How to Observe
|Observed||First Year||Last Year|
|annually on May 16th||2013||-|