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It’s Pretty Easy Being Green: Try This Easy Green Mimosa Recipe!

Brunch is never quite the same again after you serve up this it-ain’t-easy-being-green Green Mimosa Recipe!

But it’s still pretty easy mixing up this green mimosa for a little whimsy!

Whether you are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a brunch on the verandah (or a hangover breakfast the next day)…

… the Halloween party could use just one more fun drink…

 … or it’s movie night and Shrek is on…

…you’re adding to the day’s bejeweled spectacle of Mardi Gras…

…and if it’s Christmas in July and the Grinch is making an entrance…

… this is the perfect way to make it memorable!

This Green Mimosa Recipe is as delicious as it is… green. 

Blue curacao and orange juice together make one heck of a bright green, and there are just enough reasons to go green for a holiday or a university color pep rally. 

It’s so easy you can’t even TRY to make it complicated, and if you want to keep the pretty orange and blue layers, you can do that too. 

You can make the kids’ version by substituting the Prosecco for sparkling cider or citrus LaCroix and use a colored syrup like Torani Blue Raspberry. (In a pinch, two drops of blue food coloring will give the same effect also.)

Just use a bar spoon to gently pour in the curacao down the edge of the flute glass.

– If you want a sugar rim, into a saucer, add four T of table sugar and into a separate sauce add a ¼ c of water or orange juice. Before adding any beverage to the glasses, first dip the rim of each glass into liquid, then immediately into the sugar. Set aside and add ingredients when ready to serve.

– For a thicker sugar rim, use a spoon or toothpick to add vanilla frosting to the glass rim all the way around. Then dip into the saucer of sugar. 

– If you want to keep the two layers, add OJ and Prosecco to the glass first. Then gently dribble the blue curacao into the side of the glass. Less force as it pours means it is less likely to mix colors.

– For a lighter green color, use 1 oz less curacao and make up the ratio with Prosecco. 

– We used lemon wheels to garnish, but you can peel the skin for lemon curls, use orange wedges, or just do a sugar rim and leave the fruit alone.

– For a nonalcoholic version for the kids, substitute the Prosecco for Sparkling Cider or citrus LaCroix and use this Blue Raspberry Torani Syrup (or this squeeze bottle) to get that vibrant green end result.

Tools needed for this bright Green Mimosa:

  • Measuring cup
  • Champagne glass
  • Bar mixing spoon
  • Knife and cutting board for optional fruit garnish

The bottom line

It’s just fun. 

And delicious.

And so, so green!

So if you’re celebrating something where green is the color of the day, this happy drink is going to fill the bill. 

Hint: We found a nonalcoholic Blue Curacao in a squeeze bottle on the same shelf as the regular kind at the liquor store. This might be an easy way to layer in the color and leave out the extra hit of alcohol, too.

Want another easy cocktail to try? This Green Tea Cocktail doesn’t use green tea, but it’s just about the same color and unbelievably refreshing.

This Green Mimosa is an alcoholic beverage. Please enjoy responsibly.

Easy Green Mimosa

Easy Green Mimosa

Brunch is never quite the same again after you serve up this it-ain’t-easy-being-green Green Mimosa Recipe!


  • 3 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz blue curaçao
  • 3 oz Prosecco


  1. Pour all the ingredients into the champagne glass.
  2. Use your bar spoon to mix the ingredients.
  3. Garnish with any toppings you like. (See above for tips on making a sugar rim.)
  4. This Green Mimosa is an alcoholic beverage. Please enjoy responsibly.

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