Try this cranberry mimosa recipe for a tart and tangy holiday drink that will not disappoint!
Festive cranberry mimosas are perfect for any occasion, from holiday brunches to New Year’s Eve celebrations. And using just 3 ingredients the party will be started in no time!
Quick and easy to make, this recipe is sure to be the drink of the evening!
Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail
- One drink that never disappoints is the classic mimosa! But adding a festive cranberry juice twist, they are made even better!
- Light and bubbly cranberry mimosas are easy to make and can be customized using different mixers, spirits, and garnishes…no fancy glasses or tools needed!
- Make a pitcher of cranberry mimosas for Christmas brunch for a crowd and set out a variety of garnishes for guests to decorate their drinks!
- If guests want a festive “mocktail” simply switch out the champagne for ginger ale and add a colorful garnish (kids love these)!
What’s in a Cranberry Mimosa?
Cranberry Juice: Cranberry juice on its own is very tart, while a cranberry juice cocktail is made with a combination of cranberry juice, grape juice, water, and high fructose corn syrup. Check labels carefully, and while either one will do, 100% cranberry juice is the best choice.
Champagne: Champagne, Prosecco, or sparkling wine can be used interchangeably in this recipe and there is absolutely no need to buy pricy vintages of bubbly. Sparkling cider (like Martinelli’s) or ginger ale can be easily switched for the champagne for a non-alcohol version.
Variations: A splash of plain or flavored vanilla or whipped cream vodka, apple schnapps, white rum, or a shot of gin will kick up mimosas just a notch if desired!
Garnishes: Eye-catching mimosas deserve equally upscale, tasty garnishes! A thin slice of lime or orange sits well on the rim of a glass, a sprig of rosemary speared with a fresh cranberry will look definitely “extra”, a piece of candied ginger or freeze small chunks of orange, lemon, grapefruit, blueberries or make sugared cranberries for fun an unexpected garnishes.
How to Make Cranberry Mimosas
Pour the champagne into a flute and tilt the glass to gently pour in the cranberry juice. Garnish as desired.
Tips & Tricks
- Serve mimosas in clear glasses or cups that have been dipped in superfine sugar. Before pouring the drink, turn the glass upside down and press it into a clean wet sponge, then dip it into a small plate or bowl of sugar. This sweet and crunchy texture pairs perfectly with the tart cranberry flavor!
- Look in your local discount store for inexpensive stir sticks, colorful straws, or disposable champagne flutes.
- Serve festive cranberry mimosas during holiday brunch along with a breakfast strata with sausage, a breakfast bake, or a french toast casserole.
Did you try this Cranberry Mimosa recipe? Be sure to leave a comment and rating below!
- 3 ounces cranberry juice
- 3 ounces brut champagne or prosecco
- lime wedge optional, for garnish
- Pour the champagne into a champagne flute.
- Once the bubbles subside, tilt the glass and gently pour in the cranberry juice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy cold.
- Chill glasses or champagne flutes for an hour before mixing.
- Before chilling or mixing, moisten the rims and dip them in superfine sugar.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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