PDA

View Full Version : Mimosas


Johnny L.A.
04-02-2015, 11:04 AM
Champagne and orange juice is called a mimosa. Did it ever have another name? Although the drink has been called a mimosa for nearly a century, it never really registered until the past ten years or so. It seems to me that in the '80s I'd never heard it, and the traditional brunch drink was called something else. If so, I haven't had any luck discovering it. Maybe people just called it 'champagne and orange juice'?

Telemark
04-02-2015, 12:06 PM
I've called them Mimosas for the past 30-40 years. They were common at college during the 80's.

silenus
04-02-2015, 02:14 PM
I've known them as mimosas since I was knee-high to a grasshopper, which takes us back to the 50s.

Baker
04-02-2015, 04:21 PM
I call them mimosas in this thread, and nobody else mentions any other name.

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=753041

araminty
04-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Sometimes known as Buck's Fizz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck%27s_Fizz_%28cocktail%29) in the UK.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@straightdope.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Copyright 2018 STM Reader, LLC.