Mimosa

from The Craft of the Cocktail

  • 2 ounces Orange Juice
  • 4 ounces Champagne

Pour the orange juice into a champagne glass and Ill with the Champagne.

This drink was also known as a Bucks Fizz. Frank Meier of the Ritz Bar in Paris had an alternate recipe called the Valencia, with orange juice, apricot liqueur, and Champagne. (Valencia is also a Martini variation, with fino sherry in place of the vermouth.) A float of Cointreau is an appealing extra for a special drink.