BOOZE: The Beginnings of Bubbly & Orange

The combination of orange juice and champagne seems like it's always been tied to brunch - but it had to start somewhere. Legend says the modern mimosa was invented at the Paris Ritz. The fancy hotel had heard about a similar drink called a Buck's Fizz, which used more champagne than OJ. Adding equal parts citrus, the modern brunch favorite was born!

Even Alfred Hitchock gets a little credit for inventing the mimosa - or at least popularizing it. He and a friend needed a breakfast treat after a night of drinking in San Francisco, and started the brunch trend that continues today. 

No matter your history with the mimosa, come get one today at Bacchus and start Sunday right! Ask Bryant for fresh squeezed OJ in your mimosa!