3 Surprising Reasons We Drink Mimosas (And Maybe You Should Too)

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Ah, mimosas…

What is a better sidekick to brunch than a fabulous mimosa made with crisp sparkling champagne and fresh orange juice?

We’ve never met a person who doesn’t love brunching with this classy cocktail in hand. And if we have… we thought they were a crazy person.

Here are a few great reasons “brunching with a strong mimosa in hand” should be on your to-do list this weekend.

1. You can maintain your weight loss goals without sacrificing your social calendar.

No smart Austinite wants to destroy their Barton Springs bod. So how can we partake in brunching guiltlessly?

Stick to the original brunch cocktail that started it all: the mimosa.

This classic mixed drink, which is equal parts champagne and fruit juice (usually orange juice), is one of the lowest calorie drinks out there.

Each flute only racks up a mere 85 calories!

Plus, the splash of OJ is minimally caloric, healthy, and chock full of vitamin C.

Who would’ve thought brunching could be so guilt-free?

2. Ordering another drink may be the best way to recover from your bad choices the night before.

For as long as people have been drinking wayyyyy too much, they have also been searching for a sure-fire cure for the dreaded morning after hangover.

Adam Rogers, the author of Proof: the Science of Booze, is of the opinion that most hangover cures don’t work and the best idea may be to … (wait for it) … have another drink!

These findings have been controversial.

However, until some cold hard facts surface that ordering another round isn’t the best way to recover from our bad choices the night before, we’ll continue day drinking as our favorite form of treatment. 🥂

3. Brunching makes us feel like we are adulting… in a really classy way.

Mimosas and brunch go together like eggs and bacon, pancakes and syrup, or orange juice and… champagne.

The best part about #brunchinghard with a mimosa in hand is that it makes it acceptable to drink in the morning!

And… it’s late enough for late-risers to feel like they are still “getting up for breakfast.”

Don’t worry sleepy heads… you still look semi-responsible.

Brunching will make you feel like you’re adulting… in a really classy way.

Now that you have three great reasons to order our favorite citrus-filled champagne elixir this weekend, we need to build your game plan to find a wicked strong, super tasty and dirt cheap mimosa!

The only thing better than one mimosa is a … a whole lot of mimosas… for dirt cheap.

If you wanted to craft up your own batch of mimosas at home, you would need to spend at least $12-15 on just the sparkling champagne or you may take a direct train to headache central. Plus, don’t cheap out on the orange juice… or your homemade mimosa may fall flat!

Or… you could round up your best brunch pals and get your mimosa fix this weekend for dirt cheap!

Lean in closely… we have the best kept brunch secret in town:

Every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm at Cyclone Anaya’s Tex-Mex Cantina, we do “Penny Mimosas.”

Here’s how it works…

The first 11oz fill is $10.99. Refills are just a penny each! 😱

We make it rain mimosas all brunch long.

A few other things that are unique about our penny mimosas…

  • Every Mimosa is MADE TO ORDER and 100% fresh. We do not pre-mix large “batches” like many restaurants do.
  • Our champagne is ON TAP… with an excellent flavor profile! And our orange juice is top notch. We purchase high-end OJ that blends and balances wonderfully with our champagne.
  • We dish out nice heavy pours to our guests and serve a knockout brunch to dig into while you recover from a great weekend!


Sweet or savory? We’ve got both at our brunch Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm!

We hope you are inspired to get a classy cocktail this weekend with friends. And if you’re ready to find about one of the hottest new brunch spots in town, join us for Penny Mimosas!

Cheers to keeping our Barton Springs bod, recovering from our bad choices the night before with strong drinks and great food … and adulting in a really classy way.

Visit us at: 3120 Palm Way Suite 170, Austin, Texas 78758