With only two ingredient the mimosa is as simple as it is delicious and yet its pampered past bequeaths the modest beverage an air of classic glamor. The mimosa is attributed to a barman at the Ritz Hotel in Paris circa 1925 (though it is still debated whether the cocktail was an original creation or a mimeses of a Buck’s Fizz from England). So this simplistic mixture of Champagne (or dry sparkling white wine) and orange juice was born at an icon landmark in France and came of age in the era of Coco Channel glamor. Described as bubbling sunshine on a breakfast table, this classic cocktail is now a favorite for brunches, baby showers and basically any drinking occasion that happens before noon. In Denver there are several restaurants that offer bottomless mimosas as more is always merrier; and here are three of the best.
$15 gets you bottomless mimosas during brunch at Old Major in the Highlands neighborhood west of Denver. Known for their pork dishes, Old Major’s breakfast meats alone make a visit worthwhile, paired with bottomless mimosas and it becomes a not-to-be-missed brunch in Denver. Though the classic orange juice mimosa is always a good choice at Old Major the variety of other mixers, including: grapefruit, blood orange and cranberry juice are worth a try.
Go down to Root Down in Highlands on the weekend for their bottomless mimosa brunch. With the mentality that the bar is an extension of the kitchen, cocktails at Root Down are as delicious and precisely crafted as the food which is a huge complement. Their mimosas are made with your choice of orange or blood orange juice and what may be lacking in variety is more than made up for with deliciousness.
Located on the 16th Street Mall, the Rialto Café is a great location for bottomless mimosas in the heart of downtown Denver. Whether it’s inside at the bar or out on the front patio, the bottomless exotic fruit juice mimosas offer a uniquely tropical take on the classic cocktail, a characteristic not all that common in this modern cow town.
So head to these three Denver area restaurants and enjoy some of the best bottomless mimosas in town.