Here at FBFW, we love brunch! There’s something special and novel about inviting people to gather for a decadent morning (or early afternoon event). Because we also love inclusive celebrations, here’s our advice on how to set up mimosa bar that’s sure to please all drinkers.
WHY A MIMOSA BAR?
First off, this frontloads your hosting duty of getting a nice beverage in everyone’s hand. Instead of the constant, “welcome, put your coat here, what can I get you to drink?” This enables folks to help themselves to a drink, but in an elevated and customized format.
If you put a little thought into including both non-alcoholic sparklers (a la Eva’s Spritz) as well as the classic prosecco or cava, this empowers guests to moderate their alcohol consumption with flair.
Who doesn’t like an exotic juice? A medley of luscious berries? A cute cubed mango? Playing bartender? Sounds fun to me!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Non-alcoholic bubbles! We recommend Eva’s Spritz–it brings herbaceous and tart notes, and plays beautifully with berries and citrus!
If you’re serving alcohol, choose a moderately-priced prosecco or cava. No need to go super premium when you’re layering in juice and fun garnishes.
Juices. Of course you’ll need orange juice, but we also recommend mango juice, pink grapefruit, and strawberry puree if you’re feeling fancy. Check out the refrigerated juice selection at your local fancy grocery or juice bar and get inspired! Here’s where premium does matter—get the freshest stuff you can find, or juice your own fruit the night before.
Add ons. Raspberries, pomegranate seeds, blackberry, orange slices. Perhaps basil or mint sprigs! Papaya cubes if you’re feeling tropical!
Ice buckets. The juices and bubbles need to stay chilled, so an ice tub is a necessity.