The mango mimosa is a tropical spin on the classic, featuring the sweet tart flavor of mango! Make it with the fresh fruit or juice.

Mango Mimosa

Looking for a unique brunch drink? Try the Mango Mimosa! It’s sweet tart and bubbly, with tropical notes on the finish from this tasty fruit. This crisp cocktail is much more fun than a Classic Mimosa, in our opinion! This recipe works with whatever you have on hand: use fresh mangos to make a mango puree, or make it with mango juice. Either way, you have a stunning drink that will impress everyone!

What’s in a mango mimosa?

The Mango Mimosa is a spin on the classic pairing of orange juice and champagne. The Classic Mimosa was invented in the 1920’s, supposedly at the Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1925. It caught on and has become one the most famous cocktails of all time! This mango spin uses the fresh fruit or juice to bring a sweet tart, tropical flavor to the drink. The ingredients in this drink are:

  • Mango puree or mango juice
  • Sparkling wine: Champagne or Prosecco
Mango Mimosa

Using fresh fruit for mango puree

You can use either fresh ripe mangos, frozen mangos, or mango juice for this Mango Mimosa, which makes it ultra customizable based on what you have on hand. If you’ve got the fresh fruit, mango puree is the way to go! But you can also use frozen fruit for the puree. Here are a few pointers for how to make it:

  • Cube the fruit, then blend with a splash of water until a puree forms. Go to our Mango Puree Recipe.
  • Sweeten to taste. All varieties of mangos have a different flavor, and the sweetness varies on ripeness of the fruit. Add a bit of sugar or syrup to taste.
  • Frozen fruit works too. Defrost the frozen mangos before you blend them!
Mango Puree

Mango juice also works!

There are a few types of mango juice you can find at the store. We prefer mango juice in this Mango Mimosa, but you can use either!

  • Mango nectar is a beverage made from mango pulp and juice. It’s typically 50% or less juice. Mango nectar has a delicately sweet sour flavor: while it’s sweetened, the flavor isn’t overly sweet.
  • Mango juice is made of 100% juice. The flavor is sweet tart and more pure than the nectar.

Use any sparkling wine: champagne, Prosecco or other

This Mango Mimosa is best with a bottle of Prosecco, in our opinion! While the traditional sparkling wine for a mimosa is champagne, Prosecco is a little cheaper with a bit sweeter, floral flavor. You can find a great Prosecco for $15 per bottle, but a good bottle of champagne starts at $30 to $40. Either way, make sure it’s “brut” which means dry. Here are a few notes on the differences between champagne vs Prosecco:

  • Champagne: French sparkling wine (most expensive choice). It tastes bubbly and fruity, with undertones of almond and orange.
  • Prosecco: Italian sparkling wine. It’s a little sweeter than champagne: fruity and flowery, with notes of apple, pear and lemon.
  • Cava: Spanish sparkling wine. It has more citrus notes, and is a little more savory and less fruity.
Mango Mimosa

How to make a Mango Mimosa: a few tips

There’s really nothing to this Mango Mimosa: just pour in the two ingredients and go! But we’ve got a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Add mango puree first, and stir with a splash of sparkling wine. This helps to reduce the risk of bubbles spilling over the glass.
  • Then add the remaining champagne. You can eye-ball it: ¼ cup puree and ½ cup champagne.
  • Making it for a crowd? Make 1.5 times the recipe of mango puree so it makes 1 ½ cups, then use the entire 750 ml bottle of champagne!

More mango drinks

There are so many delicious mango cocktails and mango drinks to try! Here are few more you’ll enjoy if you love this mango mimosa:

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Mango mimosa

Mango Mimosa


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

The mango mimosa is a tropical spin on the classic, featuring the sweet tart flavor of mango! Make it with the fresh fruit or juice.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ounces (¼ cup) mango puree* or mango juice
  • 4 ounces (½ cup) champagne, Prosecco or other sparkling wine

Instructions

  1. If using, make the mango puree with fresh mangos*.
  2. Add the mango puree to a champagne flute or glass.
  3. Add a splash of sparkling wine and stir gently to combine. Then add the remaining sparkling wine.

Notes

*These are the quantities for a single drink. For 6 drinks, you’ll need 1.5 cups mango puree (make 1.5 times the recipe and use 3 mangos!) and 1 750 mL bottle sparkling wine.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Mango mimosa

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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