New Delhi, July 4: In the 1960s, Elizabeth Taylor often breakfasted on bacon and eggs with a mimosa cocktail on the side. As the years passed, she had to curtail her fun, and moved on to just dry toast and fruit.
The mimosa is thought to have been invented in 1925 at the Ritz Paris and is traditionally made with equal parts orange juice and champagne, and sometimes with a splash of Grand Marnier, too .
If you want to liven up breakfast with something more interesting than Orange Juice and fizz, there are endless variations: add a dash of Angostura or orange bitters, or elderflower or lime cordial; try pink or red grapefruit juice; or abandon the citrus and use apple, pear, cherry, pomegranate, strawberry or cranberry juice. Stick to drier sparkling wines if using a sweeter juice, or the end result can be sickly.