Amaretto Mimosa Recipe: The Perfect Champagne Cocktail!

I’m gonna be honest, and I might lose my status as a friend to many of you, but I’m not a huge fan of Champagne or Champagne cocktails like mimosas.

Cue audible gasp from the crowd

I know, I know…that’s weird, right? I think I just don’t like the bubbles or something. Or the fact that it makes me very sleepy. Come on people, a mimosa is a drink you’re supposed to drink at breakfast/brunch…shouldn’t it perk you up instead of putting you to sleep?!

But there is an exception to all rules, and here’s the exception to my I’m-Not-A-Fan-Of-Champagne-Rule: throw an Amaretto Mimosa my way and I am a very big fan of Champagne!

A twist on a regular mimosa, this Amaretto Mimosa has Champagne, orange juice, and Amaretto in it. You'll never want a regular mimosa again!

Do you know what Amaretto is? I’m surprised by the number of people I’ve introduced this recipe to that don’t know what it is. The short definition is that it’s an almond liqueur. The longer definition, from Wikipedia of course is this:

The name is a diminutive of the Italian amaro, meaning “bitter,” indicating the distinctive flavour lent by the mandorla amara–the bitter almond or the drupe kernel. However, the bitterness is not unpalatable, and the flavour is enhanced by sweeteners, and sometimes sweet almonds, in the final products. Therefore, the liqueur’s name can be said to describe the taste as “a little bitter”. 

I’m a huge fan of Amaretto. Always have been. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and bitter. If you haven’t tried it, you really should. Trader Vic’s Amaretto is also good with Sweet and Sour Mix (check out One Martini at a Time’s recipe for a super easy Sweet and Sour Mix you can make at home).

So now on to my recipe. I bought a bottle to make Amaretto Truffles for the holidays. The recipe only called for 2 tablespoons of the liqueur, so I had an entire bottle left over. This is a great way to use it.

When we make mimosas, my husband prefers them made with Almond Champagne, so I thought: What the heck? I’ll try to make them with Amaretto instead!

Which is exactly what I did. I give to you, my *almost famous but not really and only in my mind* Amaretto Mimosa recipe. Cheers!

Amaretto Mimosa Recipe: The Perfect Champagne Cocktail!
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  1. Add the Amaretto and the orange juice to a champagne flute, and top with Champagne. And this is such a pretty drink - I put the Amaretto in, then the OJ and top it off with the Champagne. The layering is lovely, but really, you have to mix it up. If you want to make it look pretty, just garnish it with a slice of orange!


This recipe couldn’t be easier. Try it the next time you think about making mimosas…you’ll be pleasantly surprised by my version with a twist! And if you would like to try another champagne cocktail with a twist, try my Cranberry Mimosa.


  1. I have seemed to miss you on Twitter too. Haven't touched based with you in forever. I'll be on an amaretto mimosas bender all day tomorrow so be sure to DM me personally when you make your announcement. Poppy recently posted..A Week at the In-LawsMy Profile
  2. Recipe sounds delish and can't wait to hear the news! :) Galit Breen recently posted..Go For It, AlwaysMy Profile
  3. Can't wait to hear yours news. Cindi recently posted..'Snow' Beauty like God's beauty!My Profile
  4. I'm not a champagne fan either, but I do love Amaretto. I'll have to give this a try! I haven't been on Twitter much so I haven't caught any hints. I can't wait to hear your news. Evonne recently posted..Sickeningly sweetMy Profile
  5. That sounds delicious. I will be giving this a try for sure! Barbara recently posted..Pure JoyMy Profile
  6. I, also, am not a fan of champagne. I mean, I'll drink it . . . but, I'd much rather a glass or red wine. Or some tequila. Or a beer. Or vodka. Or bourbon. Or Scotch. Or schnapps of multiple varieties. John recently posted..Where I cook with tater tots, sausage, and cheeseMy Profile
  7. Yum! I'm not a champagne fan either, but that? I can stand behind that! Carri recently posted..Mommy’s Little CowboyMy Profile
  8. Oh, I LOVE almond champagne, but never thought of it in a minosa. This sounds delish. Mrs. Wonder recently posted..Right beside meMy Profile
  9. OMG. That looks soooo good. I love Amaretto Sours. I didn't think of doing an sweet and sour sauce. I'm going to have to try that. Dazee Dreamer recently posted..What The Frack!My Profile
  10. This sounds delightful! Who knew a mimosa could get even better!
  11. This sounds so good! If only I weren't pregnant ;-) Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama recently posted..Fitness Tips for Pregnancy, Green Resources, & the Green & Natural Mamas LinkyMy Profile
  12. Champagne is absolutely the best beverage. The Frenchman who invented this wine-making process said "I am drinking stars", and he was right. Cheers, Guenter Guenter recently posted..Frostschäden reduzieren 2012 ErntemengeMy Profile
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