If I could drink one form of alcohol for the rest of my life, it would be Italian Prosecco.
I am completely in love with this Italian sparkling wine! Prosecco not only our go-to celebratory beverage, but my favorite wine to drink when eating Italian food. Oh, and when I’m having brunch. Because what is brunch without the traditional mimosa (champagne/prosecco + orange juice)?! Boring ‘ole breakfast, that’s what.
So when my best guy friend wanted to throw a Southern Brunch party at my house this past weekend, I knew that my contribution would be a mimosa bar! (see reasoning above) While I knew that I would have the fixin’s for the traditional mimosa, but after a long discussion with my friend T, we decided that we needed to have other options for people to choose from (because why limit your brunch cocktail creativity?).
And the Mimosa Bar was created!
And it could not have been easier.
To set up your own Mimosa Bar, you need:
Prosecco – for nine people, I put out 3 bottles of dry (brut) Prosecco
Fruit Juices – I used orange juice, peach nectar, and diet cranberry juice, but you can use whatever you like!
Fun Cocktail Napkins
Cute Tags – I found adorable chalkboard ones at Home Goods!
Now we assemble…
The start to any good mimosa bar is a space large enough to accommodate all the mimosa fixin’s but also have enough room to have several guests making mimosas at once. I have a large round table in my sunroom that fit the bill perfectly. I covered the table with a striped green-and-white table cloth – pretty and machine-washable (definitely super important when you have a crowd!).
I anchored one side of the table with a huge ice bucket where I would put ice, prosecco, and sparkling water (so everyone can be included!).
(PS – make sure you put your prosecco in the fridge! It’s better when it’s super cold!).
Then set out your juices.
I found these beautiful glass bottles, which perfectly held the different juices. Their narrow spout meant easy pouring (no spills!) plus the narrow bottle necks gave me the perfect spot to tie the juice name tags!
I found super cute chalkboard tags and chalk markers at Home Goods and they added the perfect amount of whimsy to the whole mimosa bar.
Then I placed small platters of fruit garnishes out in front of the juices… because no mimosa is complete without a bit of fruit! It adds a festive twist to the mimosa plus it’s something to snack on 🙂
I put out peach slices, fresh raspberries, and sliced strawberries, but you can definitely put out whatever fruits you prefer! (blueberries would have been divine too!)
Finally, put out a tray containing champagne flutes and some festive cocktail napkins.
How cute are these?
All that’s left is to make sure the juice is in the bottles, the prosecco is in the ice bucket, and your family and friends are by your side.
And then you’re ready to celebrate!
A fun and festive DIY Mimosa Bar for your weekend celebrations.
So, what’s your favorite champagne cocktail?
Your prosecco lovin’ friend,