Sip Pretty in Baltimore on This National Mimosa Day
Sip Pretty in Baltimore on National Mimosa Day
Feelin’ bubbly? Sunday, May 16th, is National Mimosa Day.
Let There Be Brunch
National Mimosa Day is the perfect excuse for brunch. The beverage is equal parts champagne and fresh juice, typically orange juice.
This sparkling holiday is best celebrated by drinking mimosas, of course. So, get out and drink some champagne with a side of juice!
Did you know that the name “Mimosa” came from Australia and its native, yellow flower?
More Bubbly, Less OJ
Sip on this. It’s rumored that the first mimosa was served in the London bar, Buck’s Club. Buck’s Club’s 1920s mixed drink, however, was not called a mimosa. Instead, it was the “Buck’s Fizz Cocktail.” Frank Meir is also credited with the creation of the mimosa; the “juice of one-half orange and Champagne” is actually published in his 1934 book, The Artistry of Mixing Drinks.
But, the official mimosa craze was actually kicked off by the Queen of England in 1961. Earl Mountbatten of Burma introduced the drink to the Royal Family. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh preferred this as a “pre-dinner drink.”
The mimosa shortly became popular in the U.S., when Alfred Hitchcock was spotted drinking “champagne over orange juice” in 1966 by a reporter from the London Express. Today, mimosas are a brunch staple.
Here’s where you can celebrate National Mimosa Day in Baltimore.
Let’s Get Fizz-ical
Sip, sip, hooray! Mimosas in Fell’s Point, anyone? Check out these great brunch spots, not too far from your home at 1305 Dock Street, to enjoy your mimosa.
Kooper’s Tavern is a cozy and dog-friendly American restaurant. Their brunch menu includes all of the classics, including omelettes, hot cakes, and a traditional Irish breakfast. And, don’t forget their $8 mimosas with Proseco and freshly squeezed OJ.
Slainte is a traditional Irish pub, serving bangers, mashers, and — you guessed it — corned beef. They’re currently offering $13 standard bottomless mimosas and $18 top-shelf bottomless mimosas.
The Point in Fells has a casual atmosphere, but serves the freshest foods with locally-sourced ingredients. We recommend their Strawberry Cream Stuffed French Toast topped with cinnamon and powdered sugar. Compliment their delicious brunch options with their bottomless mimosas and $5 brunch cocktails.
Fell’s Points Waterfront Hotel is a casual restaurant known for their boozy brunch. There’s something for everyone, since they serve benedicts, sandwiches, and sweets. Best of all, the Waterfront Hotel serves $13 bottomless mimosas on Sunday.
It’s Poppin’ Downtown
You can’t complete brunch without a mimosa. Here’s where to get the best in downtown Baltimore.
Blackwall Hitch is a cool Baltimore hotspot with an industrial feel. They’re particularly known for their mimosa options: traditional, fresh berry, moscow, and rosé raspberry. Blackwall Hitch also offers mimosa buckets (which serves 5 people).
It’s champagne o’clock at Miss Shirley’s. In case you didn’t know, Miss Shirley’s is an Inner Harbor staple serving traditional American food. They’re particularly known for their grits, biscuits and gravy, and pancakes. Compliment your breakfast with their Miss Mimosa.
Champagne in Canton and Brewer’s Hill
Mimosas are a great source of Vitamin C, you know. Head over to Canton to get your C this National Mimosa Day,
Canton’s The Chasseur is known for their New American cuisine and boozy brunches. During their Saturday and Sunday brunches, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., they offer $20 bottomless (orange or grapefruit) crushes, mimosas, beermosas, sangrias, and bloody marys.
Canton’s Smaltimore is absolutely smashing, especially their Chicken & Waffle Sandwich. Yum. Don’t forget to pair your breakfast with bottomless mimosas for only $14.
Hucks, located in Brewer’s Hill, is a bistro revamping American classics with a modern twist. During their Saturday and Sunday brunches, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., they’re offering all-you-can-drink mimosas for $17.
Happy National Mimosa Day
Don’t forget to start your morning with a smile and a mimosa on the 16th! If you head out to any of these establishments on National Mimosa Day, be sure to share your photos with us, @1305DockStreet.