I don’t know when Buck’s Fizz became Mimosas and it is one of history’s great imponderables.
I don’t know whether they would have won Eurovision under that name?
And so to the Jocktail… Champagne and orange juice is one of the easiest Jocktails to make.
Heck there’s a case to be made for just calling it Champagne with a mixer!
Now the only difference between the two that I can see is in the measurements.
The Buck’s Fizz is two parts Champagne to one part orange juice while Mimosas are equal measures.
The Buck’s Fizz is the invention of a barman, Malachy McGarry (Irish anybody?) in Buck’s club in London in 1921.
As an excuse to drink early.
As well as giving us Buck’s Fizz, the bould Malachy was immortalised in PG Wodehouse’s books.
And may I say again that while Cocktail Hour is 6 o’clock nobody stated that it had to be 6pm.
Now clearly I am on more than nodding terms with oul’ Bucks and La Mimosa from any number of breakfast receptions.
But I hazard to say that I drank my own weight in Mimosas in Cannes a few years ago.
I stayed at the near-titled same, Mimozas, a real bargain resort for families http://www.mimozas-resort-cannes.mandelieu-la-napoule.hotelescotedazur.com/en/.
And check out my review https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/the-boat-dazur/
It is just up the road from the charming town of Mandelieu La Napoule.
The Mimosa Festival http://www.mandelieu.com is a celebration of the flower which is a ball of sweet-smelling and warming sun.
And let me tell you that Cannes can leave you empty-pocketed.
How much for a Cannes cocktail?
We went to a swanky hotel rooftop bar for an Aperol Spritz.
It cost me €16.50 – most of it was ice.
And I reckon I could make the same at home, and stronger, for under €1.
That reminds me that will be my Jocktail for next week… and maybe I’ll treat the Scary One tonight.
Also visit http://www.atout-france.fr.