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National Mimosa Day

National Mimosa Day remains a mystery. There is no information on how it became a day to celebrate the drink – not that we mind, of course. The mimosa is a combination of champagne and usually orange juice. It is traditionally served in a tall flute at brunch and parties, like weddings and bridal showers.

When is Mimosa Day Celebrated?

May 16th. Annually

Type of Holiday:

Fun, Food Holiday

How to Celebrate Mimosa Day?

  • Invite friends over for brunch and serve mimosas.
  • Go out for brunch with friends and family and order the special drink


Equal amount of orange juice and champagne – usually 2 1/2 oz of each
Preparation: Ensure both ingredients are well chilled and mix.
It is best served chilled and also to stir not shake when preparing.
Standard garnish for the drink: Cherries, Strawberries, Grenadine


  • Mimosas are made from champagne.
  • While mimosas are popular for a morning celebration, don’t forget other drinks that are also served in the morning. These include bloody mary’s, the bellini (which is a fancier version of the mimosa) and the screwdriver.
  • Mimosas are named after a bright, exotic flower that grows in tropical and subtropical climates. The drink is thought to resemble the vibrant orange blossoms of the plant.
  • The mimosa was created by a bartender, Frank Meier in 1936.

Famous Birthdays on May 16th:

  • Pierce Brosnan – Irish, American Actor
  • Megan Fox – Actress
  • Janet Jackson – Singer-Songwriter
  • Henry Fonda – Deceased American Actor
  • H. H. Holmes – Serial Killer.
  • Liberace – Deceased American Pianist

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#nationalmimosaday #mimosaday #ilovemimosas #celebratewithamimosa

Other holidays in May to be on the lookout for include: National Missing Children’s Day, National Water a Flower Day, National Nurses Day,Star Wars Day and International Space Day.


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