What's in a 'Love Island' mimosa? Here's how to make the villa's tipple of choice

We'll all need a 'Love Island' mimosa in hand when Casa Amor makes it's dramatic return...

Love Island mimosas: the boys meeting new bombshell Samie in episode 14 of winter Love Island 2023/ in an orange and pink template
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Love Island seems to have a new go-to cocktail but what's in a Love Island mimosa, exactly? If you've tuned into that latest season, you'll have likely spied the winter Love Island cast sipping on orange-colored cocktails—so how do we mix up our own villa-approved beverage?

After nine seasons, Love Island UK has become pretty synonymous with prosecco, with the flute glasses being among the most popular and recognizable Love Island merch—alongside the monogrammed Love Island water bottles.

That being said, winter Love Island 2023 has seen another tipple take center stage and it looks like the perfect pool-side refreshment. 

We first spotted the cocktails during the boy's first meeting with bombshell Samie in episode 14 and then again, when the girls' got acquainted with Casey and Jordan. So, we could very well keep seeing this drink—especially when Casa Amor rolls around—and we want in on the boozy action!

So, how do we make the villa's go-to mimosa ourselves?

What's in the 'Love Island' mimosa?

Thankfully the cocktail itself is very simple—in fact, it only features two ingredients! Mimosas are made from a mix of orange juice and champagne—so if you were wondering if they can drink on Love Island, there's your answer (though they're only allowed two glasses each evening).

A mimosa is effectively a similar premise to Buck's Fizz and is a drink that's traditionally serviced with brunch, hence why the islanders are enjoying them in the mid-morning.

How to make a Love Island mimosa

According to BBC Good Food, all you need to make your own villa-inspired mimosa is a bottle of chilled champagne (or prosecco) and a carton of orange juice. 

Once you've acquired the bubbly and orange juice, simply half-fill your flutes with champagne and then top off the rest of the glass with orange juice—so basically, it's just half champers, half orange and voila!

One bottle of champagne should serve six glasses, making it a great drink to share with friends. And if you want to be extra fancy, you can also add a slice of orange to garnish your glass.

So, if you're planning a Love Island viewing party for Casa Amor—or perhaps the fan-favorite movie night challenge—you now have the perfect themed drink to serve!

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.