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Americans Have Been Lying To Us Because Mimosas Are Just Buck's Fizz

Buck's fizz is a drink you give to children.

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Here in the UK we don't have all the things that you guys over the pond have.

We didn't get Oreos until about 2006, and our cereals still don't have marshmallows in them.
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We didn't get Oreos until about 2006, and our cereals still don't have marshmallows in them.

Mimosas are one of those things. They are glamorous, sophisticated, so NEW YORK!

This is apparently what a mimosa looks like.
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This is apparently what a mimosa looks like.

In the UK we were led to believe that mimosas were the queen of brunch cocktails, the kind of thing Taylor Swift would be drinking in this picture.

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And Bloody Marys were an inferior, dirtier, generally crapper brunch cocktail widely available in the UK.

But this was a LIE.

You see, a mimosa is actually just a buck's fizz.

For Americans: A buck's fizz is a mimosa you give to children.

A buck's fizz is not a very glamorous drink. You can buy it ready-mixed in a bottle from Tesco for £2.

£2 is still a deal though.
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£2 is still a deal though.

People like the Real Housewives of everywhere drink mimosas.

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So glam.

These are the kinds of people who drink buck's fizz: grannies and 12-year-olds.

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You might have a glass on Christmas morning, but if you're over the age of 16 you'll probably just stick to the champagne.

The most glamorous reality stars drink mimosas, but they wouldn't be seen dead with a buck's fizz.

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Even though they are the exact same thing.

Buck's fizz is nice, but champagne is nicer, so you only have buck's fizz if you are a child or if you can't afford to give champagne to everyone.

Champagne breakfast > buck's fizz breakfast.
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Champagne breakfast > buck's fizz breakfast.

Some people argue there is a difference between a mimosa and a buck's fizz: buck's fizz contains more like two-thirds champagne, while a mimosa is half champagne and half orange juice.

So your fancy brunch cocktail is less alcoholic than our budget drink for children.
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So your fancy brunch cocktail is less alcoholic than our budget drink for children.

Glamorous woman and actor Whoopi Goldberg still believes in the American dream, but do you?

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Because you can pretend you're living the high life with your mimosas.

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But really you're drinking buck's fizz, a drink for babies.