A sherbet mimosa is a fun and festive drink any time of year, especially for New Year’s! Adults and kids alike can all celebrate with one of these non-alcoholic sherbet mimosas. The easy mocktail recipe requires only 2 ingredients, and you can adjust the flavor however you please.

sherbet mimosa

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Non-alcoholic sherbet mimosa

Avoiding alcohol doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink that feels celebratory and fun. Case in point: this bubbly non-acoholic sherbet mimosa!

This is a great drink recipe when you need a festive cocktail without alcohol. It’s bubbly and sweet and the perfect beverage for serving for brunch, holidays, a baby shower, or to ring in the new year.

You can easily double or triple the ingredients when you need to serve a crowd. So, grab a champagne flute because it’s time to whip up this sherbet cocktail!

If you are looking for more mocktails and non-alcoholic party treats, be sure to also check out our prosecco grapes, holiday mimosas, and this champagne punch!

rainbow sherbet cocktail

What are sherbet mimosas?

 Hold on a sec! What exactly is a sherbet mimosa? Sherbet mimosas are a fun twist on classic mimosa recipes. They are composed of bubbly champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine, and fruity sherbet.

Sherbet mimosa is usually prepared with alcohol, but my version uses an alcohol-free alternative to make the drink kid-friendly.

Why you’ll love this mocktail recipe

  • Fun + festive: This easy mimosa recipe screams party! They are as gorgeous as they are easy to make.
  • Only 2 ingredients: It doesn’t get simpler than this! You need just 2 ingredients for this sherbet drink recipe.
  • Customizable: Grab your favorite sherbet or sorbet – champagne sherbet can be made in any color and flavor. Even ice cream will work if you like creamy champagne floats.
  • Family-friendly: Skipping the booze makes this a refreshing mocktail that all ages can enjoy.
sherbet mimosa ingredients

Sherbet mimosa ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this sherbet cocktail. The simple grocery list is short and to the point. This allows each ingredient to shine!

  • Non-alcoholic sparkling: Use an alcohol-free sparkling wine or champagne alternative. Carbonated drinks like sparkly apple cider, ginger ale, or lemon-lime soda would also work. However, don’t let me stop you from using real bubbly if you prefer a boozy drink.
  • Sherbet acts as a flavor giver, sweetener, and cooling agent. Use orange sherbet for orange sherbet mimosas. Or try blood orange, raspberry, pineapple, or lemon sherbet.
  • Garnish: Optionally, garnish your DIY mimosas with fresh fruits such as berries or citrus slices. For an extra festive look, frost your glasses with a sugar rim.
  • Tools: As far as tools go, I find a melon baller or small ice cream scoop handy to create small scoops of sherbet.
how to make sherbet mimosa

How to make sherbet mimosas

It really is as easy as sparkling and sherbet. Garnish the glass with a sugar ring to dress it up, and you’ll be sippin’ champagne and sherbet in no time! The key is making sure that the sparkling is chilled. Take a look at these simple steps!

  1. Add sherbet. Using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, add 3 to 4 small scoops of sherbet, sorbet, or ice cream into a champagne flute or tall glass.
  2. Pour it up. Slowly top with non-acholic champagne, sparkling wine, or another bubbly beverage.
  3. Decorate. Optionally, garnish with fresh fruit.
  4. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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Tips for the best sherbet cocktail

Everyone has their favorite tips and tricks for making the best sherbet mimosa! Here are a few easy tips for creating the best sorbet drink ever. Enjoy!

  • Make it fresh. Mimosa with sherbet is really best served freshly made. If you make the easy cocktail recipe too far in advance, the sparkling will lose its delightful fizziness and go flat.
  • Offer a variety of sherbets. Having a selection of different sherbet flavors ready allows your guests to pick their favorite aroma.
  • Have alcoholic and non-acholic options available. Is your family or guests group comprised of alcohol drinkers and non-drinkers? Then it might be a good idea to serve alcoholic and alcoholic-free sparkling.
sherbet mimosa recipe

Serving suggestions

  • Champagne flutes are elegant and the traditional way to serve these creative mimosas. Be sure to assemble the mimosas right before serving to keep them chilled and sparkly.
  • Tumblers are a great choice for kids. It’s easier for little hands to grab a tumbler than handling a tall wine glass or champagne flute.
  • Champagne sherbet punch: Instead of individual servings, you can place the ingredients in a punch bowl and make a champagne sherbet punch. In that case, use an ice cream scoop to create large scoops of sherbet, so they don’t melt as fast.
  • Sherbet mimosa bar: Another idea is to set up a sherbet mimosa bar. Your guests can fix themselves a mimosa according to their individual preferences. Place your sparkling into a champagne bucket. Add scoops of sherbet into small bowls and place them into larger bowls filled with ice to keep the sherbet cooled. Have plenty of spoons available.
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Variations

Orange sherbet mimosa

You can’t beat a classic! Orange sherbet mimosa features those classic mimosa flavors everyone loves.

While you can make orange sherbet mimosas with just orange sherbet and sparkling, I recommend adding 1 to 2 tbsp orange juice per serving for the best orange flavor.

And if you want to make your own sherbet, try this homemade orange sherbet recipe from A Cozy Kitchen.

Rainbow sherbet mimosa

For the ultimate party in a glass, make rainbow sherbet mimosas! Rainbow sherbet is a colorful frozen treat composed of 3 fruit flavors, each a different color, combined in 1 carton.

Can’t find rainbow sherbet? Simply prepare your homemade mimosas with 3 to 4 scoops of different sherbets.

Sorbet mimosa

In case you need a dairy-free cocktail, swap the sherbet for sorbet, and make sorbet mimosas. Unlike sherbet, sorbet is vegan and dairy-free and an excellent option for vegans and those who are lactose-intolerant.

By the way, I explain the difference between sorbet and sherbet in the FAQ section.

Ice cream mimosa

Do you want rich and creamy? Then ice cream mimosas are the way to go! An ice cream mimosa is more cocktail dessert than drink but nonetheless delicious.

Fruit, berry, and citrus-flavored ice cream or gelato are best. Try lemon, strawberry, or peach ice cream. I would avoid anything with chunky bits like chopped pecans, chocolate chips, or other nuts.

non alcoholic sherbet mimosa

FAQ

What is a mimosa?

Classic mimosas are a tasty combination of champagne (or another sparkling wine) and chilled orange juice (or another citrus/fruit juice). They are a popular brunch drink and traditionally served in a tall champagne flute.

The cocktail is named after the yellow-blooming mimosa plant. Many different variations exist, such as Vermosa or Lemosa.

What’s the difference between sherbet and sorbet?

Although sorbet and sherbet sound and look similar, there’s a slight difference. Both are fruit-based frozen desserts but are made with different ingredients and textures.

  • Sherbet is made from fruit, sugar, and a small amount of cream. According to the FDA, it must contain 1% to 2% milkfat, which gives sherbet a creamy, ice cream-like texture.
  • Sorbet is made with 2 main ingredients, fruit and sugar, and churned like ice cream. The lack of dairy gives sorbet a slightly rougher consistency. It needs to sit at room temperature before eating to soften.

What is the best non-acholic sparkling?

Honestly, you can use any alcohol-free sparkling wine you have available. This sherbet mimosa recipe works with de-alcoholized champagne, alcohol-free rose, or non-acholic brute.

Taste of Home recommends St Regis Nosecco, Sapiens Dealcoholized Sparkling Rosé, and Chateau de Fleur Sparkling Non-Alcoholic Wine as their top 3 choices.

Town & Country names St Regis Sparkling Brut, Sutter Home Fre Brut Non-alcoholic Champagne Wine, and Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling Chardonnay among their selection.

Another idea is to use a carbonated drink like sparkling cider, ginger ale, or a mix of sprite and orange juice.

Can I make this recipe with alcohol?

Sure! For boozy sherbet mimosas, prepare the recipe with your favorite champagne, prosecco, or sparkling wine. The ingredient quantities and recipe instructions remain exactly the same.

Storage instructions

How to store leftovers

If you happen to have any leftover sherbet drink, just pour it into a popsicle mold to make an easy frozen treat that everyone will love.

Can you make sherbet mimosas in advance?

No, if you try to make this champagne sherbet punch too far in advance, it might still have good flavor, but the sherbet will melt, and the sparkling loses its carbonation and becomes flat.

You definitely want to chill the sparkling wine overnight or at least a couple of hours beforehand. You can also scoop the sherbet into little balls and store them on a lined baking sheet in the freezer until ready to serve.

Yield: 4 servings

Sherbet Mimosa Recipe

sherbet mimosa

A sherbet mimosa is a fun and festive drink any time of year, especially for New Year's! Adults and kids alike can all celebrate with one of these non-alcoholic sherbet mimosas. The easy mocktail recipe requires only 2 ingredients, and you can adjust the flavor however you please.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pint / 2 cups / 450 g / 16 oz sherbet (any flavor, can sub for sorbet or ice cream)
  • 1 bottle non-alcoholic sparkling wine (or another bubbly drink)
  • fresh fruit for garnishing, optional (e.g., berries, orange/lemon slices)

Instructions

    1. Add sherbet. Using a melon baller or small ice cream scoop, add 3 to 4 small scoops of sherbet, sorbet, or ice cream into a champagne flute or tall glass.
    2. Pour it up. Slowly top with non-acholic champagne, sparkling wine, or another bubbly beverage.
    3. Decorate. Optionally, garnish with fresh fruit.
    4. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 2g
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