DIY Summer Mimosa Bar

 

Mionetto invited me to partner with them to create a unique mimosa bar concept featuring their Prosecco.

It is FINALLY summer. To me that means outdoor dining season, beach days, and lots of entertaining and hanging out with friends. I couldn’t think of a better way to kick off the season than with a fun summery mimosa bar with three unique flavors that everyone will love. In this post, I’ll tell you how to recreate the scene so that you can make one for your friends too in your own unique style! It is easy as popping a bottle of bubbly, getting a little creative with your juice selection, and hitting up that dollar section at Target! 

Pop the Prosecco

Let’s be honest— we all know that the prosecco is the star of the show at any mimosa bar and choosing the right one is the most important part. To create this mimosa bar, I partnered with Mionetto Prosecco. Mionetto is a brand I already knew, loved, and frequently purchase on my own. The price point is perfect for when you want to go a bit above and beyond without breaking the bank, coming in at about $20 a bottle depending on where you shop—sometimes you can find even better deals! I really enjoy using Mionetto for my mimosa bars because of the flavor profile which is crisp and dry. Since the actual prosecco is so good, I usually end up using less juice and more bubbly than the typical mimosa recipe. 

Pick Your Flavors

I really wanted to do something different from your average mimosa bar to celebrate the beginning of summer. I did a bit of research online, and ultimately came up with these three options:

 

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Orange Pineapple: a twist on the classic

The combination of orange and pineapple is familiar enough for the people at your party who love the classic mimosa, but also adds a fun twist to keep it tropical. I poured your standard OJ into a larger glass carafe, and the pineapple juice into a smaller one to display.

To make a mimosa, fill a stemless wine glass half way with Mionetto Prosecco, about 1/4 with OJ, and a splash of pineapple. I also love to let guests play around with their ratios— we all have those friends who just like a splash of juice to go with their prosecco! (that friend is me.)

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Raspberry Sorbet: over the top

This is probably my new favorite flavor because you get to basically have dessert AND drinks in one delicious glass. You can really do this with any flavor of sorbet— I loved the raspberry because it was just a bit tart and it turned out SO refreshing. 

To make a mimosa: Put two small scoops of sorbet into a larger glass and pour prosecco until it almost covers them. Garnish with fresh fruit of your choice, like raspberries or oranges. 

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Grapefruit Rosemary: something sophisticated 

As much as I love classic mimosas, sometimes they are just too sweet for me. Grapefruit juice is a classic alternative that cuts down some of the sweetness, and I wanted to jazz it up a bit by using fresh rosemary (straight from my very small plant on my deck that I somehow haven’t killed yet!). 

To make a mimosa: Fill a classic wine glass half way with prosecco, and add grapefruit juice to taste. Garnish with a spring of fresh rosemary. Enjoy! 

 

Set the scene

I might be slightly addicted to the dollar section at Target… I have a dedicated drawer in our (pretty small) apartment for all of the little things I pick up each and every trip that just MIGHT come in handy one day.. colorful straws, cute themed banners, giant pineapple shaped balloons… you name it, I probably have it. 

I love getting decorations here because it’s cost effective, and I find I can use many of the things I buy for multiple different events and themes (ok maybe not the giant pineapple balloon, but you can’t win them all). 

For a DIY mimosa bar, I’ve found you can keep it pretty simple and have it still look perfectly instagrammable. These are my staples:

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  • Fun paper straws
  • Different sized carafes 
  • Cutting boards
  • Ice bucket

I sometimes use a table cloth too, depending on what kind of look I’m going for and what table you’ve got to work with. For this summer mimosa bar, I chose a white one for a bright, clean feel. 

To set up, start with placing your biggest items, like the ice bucket and other large decor you’ve selected (for me it was the pineapple). Once those are in place, you can start positioning around them and filling in the space with the smaller items, like fruit, straws, and other toppings. I placed the ingredients for each different type of mimosa on their own cutting board to create cute displays that highlighted each of the different flavors.

…and ENJOY! 

Create a fun playlist, invite your friends over, and focus on spending some quality time with the people you love. It will make each glass of bubbles taste that much better. 

Do you have a go to twist on the classic mimosa? Let me know in the comments!