7,5 cl of Champagne wine
7,5 cl of orange juice
Buck’s Fizz and Mimosa are two cocktails that share the same ingredients: orange juice and Champagne, the only thing that sets them apart are the doses. Buck’s Fizz is lighter and has double orange juice, while Mimosa provides an equal amount of orange juice and Champagne.
The Buck’s Fizz was born in London in 1921, at the Buck’s Club (really??), while the Mimosa cocktail is a few years younger and was mixed for the first time at the Ritz hotel in Paris.
Both cocktails are part of the great Fizz family (cocktail prepared with sparkling wine or water). They are perfect to accompany fish dishes, shrimp skewers wrapped in bacon, white meats, various finger foods, scallops au gratin, chicken salads, grilled fish fillets and chicken wings with spicy sauce.
Not by chance, they are the classic party cocktails suitable for brunch or picnic, with their refreshing lightness and bubbles, which tickle the palate, clean up your mouth and slowly inebriate you with grace.
The original Buck’s Fizz and Mimosa recipes require Champagne, the king of sparkling wines. But don’t be afraid to uncork also an Italian spumante Metodo Classico like Trentodoc or Franciacorta.
Ingredients to make the Buck’s Fizz cocktail
- 10 cl of orange juice
- 5 cl of Champagne or sparkling wine
Mimosa cocktail ingredients
- 7.5 cl of orange juice
- 7.5 cl of Champagne
How to make Mimosa cocktail like a pro bartender
The procedure for making Buck’s Fizz and Mimosa is identical. Just remember to change the doses.
Squeeze oranges, strain the juice and pour into a Champagne flute.
Add Champagne and garnish with an orange rind.
If prepared in advance and large quantities, the cocktails are more balanced, so pour them in large cups or jugs.
Suggested food pairings
Parmigiana ravioli, spaghetti with clams, chicken tikka masala, Chicken Cacciatore, Vitello Tonnato, truffle risotto, pasta alla carbonara, paella mixta.
Sparkling cocktails you should try
French 75 cocktail, Spritz, Hugo cocktail, Pirlo, Champagne cocktail, Bellini, Rossini, Tintoretto, Pino cocktail, Negroni Sbagliato.