Don’t Miss National Mimosa Day in BaltimoreMay 12, 2021
Pour the bubbly, it’s almost National Mimosa Day. This fun holiday is celebrated on 5/16 to honor the beloved beverage of champagne and orange juice that we all know and love as the mimosa! The origin of the mimosa is a bit fuzzy, but most accounts claim that it was started somewhere in Europe in the mid-1920s. It was popularized in America in the late 1960s. Now, the cocktail is a brunch staple, sharing menu slots alongside bloody marys and sangrias on most not-quite breakfast, not-quite lunch menus. So, are you ready to commemorate this day and enjoy a mim-oh so special brunch? Baltimore is home to some amazing brunch places––and plenty of bottomless mimosa destinations, too. These are some of the best mimosa spots in Baltimore, all not too far from your home at Liberty Harbor East. Harbor East If you’re looking for brunch with a view, look no further than the Bygone, right here in Harbor East. Their brunch menu features classics with a Baltimore twist, like the Jumbo Lump Eggs Benedict. You can order a Mimosa, but if you’re looking to elevate your champagne game, check out the French 75, a champagne-based cocktail with gin and lemon. Fell’s Point Koopers Tavern, named after the owner’s yellow lab, has a wonderful brunch menu including blueberry pancakes, a traditional Irish breakfast, and––of course––mimosas! Theirs is made with Chloe Prosecco mixed with fresh squeezed OJ. If you’re planning to go all-out, there are 3 bottomless options in Fell’s Point. Waterfront Hotel and The Point, both of which are pub-style eateries with fun atmospheres, offer bottomless mimosas. Or, check out Slainte for $13 bottomless mimosa and tasty Irish-inspired cuisine. Canton and Points East Brunching over the weekend? Hucks serves Saturday and Sunday morning brunch from 10-3 and you can sip on all-you-can-drink mimosas for $17. Their dedicated brunch menu features breakfast classics, like a chicken and waffle sandwich. Chasseur also offers weekend brunch from 10-3, featuring $20 bottomless beverages of your choice, including grapefruit crushes, sangria, bloody marys, and mimosas. Or, head to Smaltimore for $14 bottomless mimosas––and you can enjoy a pancake with each drink from their a la carte stacks. Homewood Gertrude’s is a community staple, located in the Baltimore Museum of Art. Their brunch menu features incredible locally sourced dishes made with Chesapeake flair and farm-fresh ingredients. For National Mimosa Day, you can order a classic OJ mimosa or shake things up with their mango mimosa. Downtown Meeting some friends downtown? There are plenty of happening brunch destinations there as well. One is Miss Shirley’s, who specializes in the best meal of the day with an all-day brunch menu––and their “Miss Mimosa” pairs perfectly with any item from it! There’s plenty of mouth-watering vegan and vegetarian options as well! Another downtown hit is Blackwall Hitch. They’re certainly not lacking in mimosa options: there’s 4 to choose from! If you prefer a fruitier twist, try the “Fresh Berry,” made with muddled strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, champagne, or the “Rose Raspberry,” made with fresh muddled raspberries, lime juice, sparkling rosé. Prefer mules over mimosas? Celebrate the day with a compromise: their “Moscow” mimosa made with fresh-squeezed orange juice, lime, ginger beer, and champagne. Federal Hill Federal Hill is home to some fabulous brunch spots, too. Spoons’ menu is all made in-house from scratch, and they sure know how to make a cup of coffee. If you prefer to sip on a mimosa, though, that works too! They offer a classic OJ mimosa, a spicy pineapple jalapeño mimosa, and a grapefruit thyme mimosa. Any of their flavors can be served in a 4-5 serving carafe for the table. As another from-scratch kitchen, Homemaid takes pride in their nostalgic yet reimagined offerings. To drink, you can select from orange juice or grapefruit juice in your mimosa, whichever suits your fancy. If your group has a variety of palettes, there is something for everyone at Rowhouse. They have a large brunch menu, ranging from a classic french toast plate to chilaquiles breakfast nachos. No matter which menu item you select, the purchase of an entree can come with bottomless mimosas (or bloody marys or sangrias) for just $14. Hampden The Food Market in Hampden has great brunch dining options, many of which can be made gluten-free, and 2 mimosa options. They have a no-fuss standard mimosa, or if you prefer something a little more rock n’ roll, you can try the Grace Slick mimosa. It’s made with bubbly, elderflower, an edible flower, and raspberry liqueur with an orange twist. Celebrate Mimosa Day From Home If you prefer to brunch from the comfort of home, we totally understand (that way, you can stay in your comfier clothes––and get right back to bed for an afternoon nap!). You can shop for mimosa ingredients and all of your brunch essentials without ever having to leave Liberty Harbor East. Stop by our on-site Whole Foods for orange juice, eggs, bacon, etc., and then swing by Bin604 on the second floor for a bottle of champagne. We hope you have a fantastic National Mimosa Day. Don’t forget to share pics of your brunch spread with us on social media, @LibertyHarborEast. Cheers!