mimosa float
This easy-to-make Mimosa Float is simply a sweet sip of a spiked bubbly beverage. 3 ingredients create a cocktail filled with fizz in only 2 minutes!
Jump to Recipe
Table of Contents
  1. Easy-To-Make Mimosa Float
  2. Why We Love This Mimosa Float Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make the Mimosa Ice Cream Floats
  7. Tips
  8. Frequently Asked Questions
  9. Other Easy Cocktail Recipes
  10. Mimosa Float Recipe

It’s always fun to celebrate with a fruity, fizzy Ice Cream Mimosa Float! This bubbly beverage is so quick and easy to make with just 3 simple ingredients (plus garnish)–the perfect sweet adult treat for a bridal or baby shower, New Year’s party, holiday morning cocktail, or boozy brunch.

Try some of our other boozy ice cream cocktails like our Strawberry Champagne Ice Cream Floats and our Wine Floats!

mimosa float hero image

Easy-To-Make Mimosa Float

Raise your glass to toast this Mimosa Ice Cream Float if you are tired of the same dull drink! I’ve created a fun champagne recipe that mimics my favorite morning cocktail combined with a spin on a classic ice cream float.

Making this delicious drink is as easy as pouring champagne over orange juice concentrate, adding scoops of sorbet, and serving it immediately with a spoon or waiting a minute for the sorbet to melt and then sipping a spiked sparkling slushie. So easy it’s almost embarrassing!

I may have revised the traditional Root Beer Float by replacing the soda with champagne and using sorbet instead of ice cream, but I think these Mimosa Floats feel adult-like and fancy, even if it is meant to be a casual cocktail!

I especially love how the orange flavor mixes with the champagne to create a sweet combination of fruity and bubbly; it’s the best form of fizzy fun that tastes festively refreshing and is a delicious way to add a twist to the traditional mimosa.

Why We Love This Mimosa Float Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in only 2 minutes.
  • Only uses 3 simple ingredients plus a garnish for your glass.
  • Fun to sip on a sweet, fruity, fizzy float.
  • Make this cocktail a mocktail if your kids want to enjoy a delicious drink or if you choose not to imbibe.
  • Perfect bubbly beverage for a bridal or baby shower, New Year’s entertaining, a holiday morning cocktail, or brunch.
mimosa float in a glass

Ingredients

  • Brut Champagne (I used Korbel brand)
  • Orange juice concentrate
  • Orange sorbet
  • Wedge of navel orange for garnish

Substitutions and Additions

  • Make It A Mocktail: To make a non-alcoholic Mimosa Float, simply replace the champagne with sparkling cider, alcohol-free champagne, or sparkling juice for a fun mocktail version that the kids will enjoy.
  • Customize Your Cocktail: While mimosas are classically citrus-based, you can use any of your favorite flavors of sorbet and sparkling beverages to create your own signature sip. Try pink champagne and raspberry or strawberry sorbet for Valentine’s Day, or lemon sorbet with clear champagne for a little pucker.
mimosa float ingredients
  • 2 inch ice cream scoop
  • Measuring tools
  • Stemless wine glasses or champagne flutes

SEE FULL PRINTABLE RECIPE CARD BELOW

How to Make the Mimosa Ice Cream Floats

A bottle of bubbly, sorbet, and orange juice concentrate is all you need to create this easy-to-make fruity cocktail. This super simple recipe is perfect for any holiday party or special occasion because it’s always fun to bring on the bubbles!

  1. Add orange juice concentrate to the bottom of each glass.
    Add orange juice concentrate into the glass
  2. Pour Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate.
    pour champagne into the glassPro-Tip: You may need to stir it to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.
  3. Carefully add orange sorbet scoops.
    Pro Tip: Make sure that you only fill the glass ½-¾ full with the champagne before adding the orange sorbet. It is important that you allow the bubbles to settle before adding the sorbet so that you do not overflow your glass. If it bubbles up after the first scoop, let the bubbles calm down before placing the second scoop in the glass.
    add sorbet in a scoop
  4. Garnish with the orange wedge, serve, and sip. Enjoy!
    mimosa float in the glass garnish with a slice of orange

Tips

  • These Mimosa floats should be served immediately after being assembled.
  • You can get at least 6 mimosa floats from a standard 750ml bottle of Brut Champagne and a pint of orange sorbet.  Just remember that different sized glasses will yield different quantities.
  • If you use a traditional champagne flute you may need to use a smaller sized (1 inch) ice cream scoop to fit the glass.  This cocktail can be tailored to your personal glass preference. 
glasses with mimosa float and slice of orange

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between sorbet and sherbet?

While sorbet and sherbet are both fruit-based treats with a lower fat content than ice cream, they are not the same thing. At its core, sorbet is simply fruit puree and sweetener that is churned like ice cream. The important thing to know about sorbet is that there’s not a drop of dairy involved, which explains why it has a rough and flaky texture similar to shaved ice. Sherbet is indeed made with milk, cream or sometimes buttermilk—just not enough to qualify as ice cream, which by definition must contain at least 10 percent milkfat. As a result of its dairy content, sherbet is creamier and slightly more decadent than sorbet.

Why does this recipe use sorbet instead of sherbet?

I prefer to use sorbet, not sherbert, in this recipe because sherbet is dairy-based and may make your Mimosa Float very cloudy when mixed with the carbonation of the champagne. Sorbet is just fruit puree and sugar that has been frozen so it is a better option for this cocktail. 

What should I do my leftover orange juice concentrate?

You can store any excess thawed orange juice concentrate in a sealed mason jar, in the refrigerator, for a week and use it for other recipes or additional mimosa floats.

What should I serve with my Mimosa Float?

This Mimosa Float pairs perfectly with brunch. The bubbles, with the extra zing from citrus, are a great accompaniment to your favorite breakfast foods, like my salty Oven-Baked Bacon, a savory quiche, or my Sheet Pan Pancakes. This delicious drink can also be served with my Crack Potatoes, Egg Bites, French Toast Waffles and so many more morning meals!

top view of mimosa float

Other Easy Cocktail Recipes

5 from 1 vote
mimosa float

Mimosa Float

Serves — 1
This easy-to-make Mimosa Float is simply a sweet sip of a spiked bubbly beverage. 3 ingredients create a cocktail filled with fizz in only 2 minutes!
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 6 ounce Brut Champagne (I used Korbel brand)
  • 1 tbsp orange juice concentrate thawed
  • 2 scoops orange sorbet (I used a 2 inch ice cream scoop)
  • Wedge of navel orange for garnish

Instructions
 

  • In the bottom of a stemless wine glass place the orange juice concentrate.
  • Pour the Brut Champagne over the top of the orange juice concentrate. You may need to give it a little stir to combine. Allow the champagne bubbles to settle.
  • Very carefully add the 2 scoops of orange sorbet. *It may bubble up so just let the bubbles calm down before placing the 2nd scoop in the glass.
  • Garnish the rim of the glass with the fresh orange wedge and serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Tips:
  • These Mimosa floats should be served immediately after being assembled.
  • You can get at least 6 mimosa floats from a standard 750ml bottle of Brut Champagne and a pint of orange sorbet.  Just remember that different sized glasses will yield different quantities.
  • If you use a traditional champagne flute you may need to use a smaller sized (1 inch) ice cream scoop to fit the glass.  This cocktail can be tailored to your personal glass preference. 
  • Make sure that you only fill the glass ½-¾ full with the champagne before adding the orange sorbet. It is important that you allow the bubbles to settle before adding the sorbet so that you do not overflow your glass.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

Related Recipes

Secrets to Quick & Easy Desserts
FREE EMAIL BONUS
How to make delicious desserts in no time at all!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

How many stars would you give this recipe?