One sip of this smooth Mexican Mimosa recipe, and you’ll find reasons to host brunch every weekend! Tequila is one of the secret ingredients that sets this mimosa apart from the rest. 

2 champagne flutes filled with mimosa on a white background.

Mexican Mimosa Recipe – A Tequila Brunch Cocktail

If you’re a long time. Garnish with Lemon reader, It’s no secret that Anna and I both love breakfast foods and tequila. I knew it wouldn’t be long before I would find a way to make it socially acceptable to drink tequila before noon.

Cue the Mexican Mimosa, my new go-to brunch cocktail.

2 mimosas in champagne flutes with fresh grapefruit chunks for garnish.

Tequila gets a bad rap from people who may have overindulged and can no longer tolerate it. But sipping on good tequila is one thing that we appreciate. And while I love a good margarita, there are so many undiscovered tequila cocktails out there that are swoon-worthy.

The Mexican Mimosa is a perfect place to fall in love with tequila all over again.

What ingredients do you need for a Mexican Mimosa cocktail?

The list is short and sweet

  • Tequila
  • Grapefruit Juice
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Simple Syrup

This simple combination of ingredients makes a Mexican Tequila Mimosa a truly memorable drink to add to your brunch menu.

Can I substitute another juice in place of the grapefruit juice?

You sure can! It will give it a slightly different flavor but will still be delicious! You can swap in orange juice, tangerine juice or even cranberry juice.

You will need to adjust the amount of simple syrup or eliminate it all together depending on how sweet the juice is that you use. If you try a different flavor combination drop us a note and tell us about it!

3/4 image of grapefruit mimosas in champagne flutes garnished with fresh grapefruit on a white background.

Does it matter what kind of prosecco or champagne you use in a mimosa?

Yes and no. I know it’s tempting to cheap out on the sparkling wine since it’s being mixed with fruit juice, but don’t do that.

Some of your guests might forego the juice entirely and enjoy a glass of straight-up bubbles. Stick with one of your favorite brands in the $10-20 range.

Keep at least one bottle on ice on the mimosa bar and a couple of backup bottles chilled in the fridge.

What is the difference between Champagne and Prosecco?

Prosecco is Italy’s version of Champagne. We love to use Prosecco in our sparkling cocktails for a few reasons:

  • It’s typically less expensive than Champagne making it more cost-effective when you need to buy several bottles of sparkling wine for your guests.
  • Prosecco often has a lighter, fruitier flavor than Champagne and easily mixes with ingredients like fruit juices and other liquors.

3 mimosas on a white tray with a white background and fresh grapefruit chunks for garnish.

Tips for making the best mimosas

  1. Buy drinkable bubbles. I know it’s tempting to cheap out on the sparkling wine since it’s being mixed with fruit juice, but don’t do that. Some of your guests might forego the juice entirely and enjoy a glass of straight-up bubbles. Stick with one of your favorite brands in the $10-20 range. Keep at least one bottle on ice on the mimosa bar and a couple of backup bottles chilled in the fridge.
  2. Use fresh juice. This is the time to seek out the fresh-squeezed stuff if at all possible. The flavor difference is remarkable. We used three different juices in our set up, but feel free to use more if you have additional favorites. If you’re feeling crafty, you can label your juices with signs or stickers. We chose to simply place ramekins of the same fruit in front of each carafe to identify the juice in it.
  3. Add festive garnishes. Sure, guests can pop a bit of fruit into each glass, but also consider adding some fresh herb sprigs, like rosemary and mint, to your mimosa bar. Bonus points as these garnishes take the place of wine glass charms so everyone knows which glass is theirs.
  4. Keep the glasses unfussy. Don’t have a set of 12 perfectly matched champagne flutes? No worries. A contrasting collection of flutes, wine glasses and even martini glasses works equally as well in any casual DIY Mimosa Bar.

How to make a batch of prosecco cocktails

Mimosas are pretty much the perfect batch cocktail for brunch. And mixing a pitcher of the alcohol mixture ahead of time lets your guests decide how stiff their cocktail is. They are so easy to prep ahead of time and these steps make it a slam dunk every single time.

  • Simply pour the tequila, grapefruit juice and simple syrup in a pitcher. 
  • Stir and refrigerate until ready to serve or keep it on ice on the buffet table.
  • Pour the desired amount of the tequila/juice combination in a champagne flute and top with chilled prosecco right before serving.
  • If you’re looking to lower the alcohol content swap in club soda for the prosecco.

Boom. Mimosas for a crowd, done. I’ll toast to that any day of the week.Top view of grapefruit mimosas on a white tray with fresh grapefruit wedges for garnish on a white background.

What kind of glasses are best for mimosas?

Champagne flutes are best for mimosas because the bubbles will last longer. But we love to put out a variety of glasses. Stemless, flutes, wine glasses, even martini or coupe glasses will do the trick. People will be so happy sipping that they don’t care what vessel it’s in. However you serve it….everyone loves bubbles!

What are the best foods to serve with mimosas?

Brunch is the easiest meal to host, especially when you can make so much of it ahead of time. This Overnight Breakfast Casserole is always a crowd pleaser! Add some fresh fruit, an easy muffin and brunch is served. It’s just an added bonus that eggs are inexpensive and people don’t drink as much in the morning making it the most economical meal to host! That’s a win-win all around!Image of champagne flute filled with Mexican MImosa cocktail with champagne being poured in.

More Prosecco Cocktail Recipes for any Brunch Menu

Cheers!

two champagne flutes filled with mimosas and a bowl of fresh grapefruit in a bowl for garnish.

So now that we’ve given you the excuse to host brunch, check out our Pinterest board devoted to ideas to make planning easy.

Follow Garnish with Lemon’s board Brunch Ideas on Pinterest.

 

We LOVE tequila and it’s for so much more than a margarita. Check out our favorite tequila cocktails!

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Yield: 1 serving

Mexican Mimosa

Mexican Mimosa

You'll find a reason to host brunch just to serve this Mexican Mimosa.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 3 ounces dry white sparkling wine

Instructions

  1. Pour tequila, simple syrup and grapefruit juice in champagne glass and stir gently to combine.
  2. Add chilled sparkling wine and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

7 ounces

Amount Per Serving:Calories: 198 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 6mg Carbohydrates: 18g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 11g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 0g
Hosting brunch is easy when this flavorful Mexican Mimosa cocktail made with fresh grapefruit juice, tequila and prosecco is on the menu.