This Cranberry Mimosa recipe is as perfect for an elegant party or holiday brunch as it is for a lazy Christmas morning. How easy is a cocktail with just two ingredients?
It's the garnish that takes this mimosa to a whole new level, making it festive enough for the New Year!
Making cranberry mimosas take minutes and they make such a lovely presentation! For more holiday beverages, check out this Cranberry Moscow Mule cocktail and my favorite Raspberry Moscow Mule Cocktail.
Why We Love This Recipe
What could be easier than a cocktail with two ingredients? We love that making this Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail is super simple, too.
You can make this with Prosecco instead for those who don't care for champagne. Either way, it's a delicious and easy drink for the holiday season.
And for those who don't imbibe, switch to ginger ale for a refreshing cocktail that looks just like the real thing. The kids will love it, too!
Serve it with this simple charcuterie board for a really festive feast (FULL easy instructions!)
What Goes Into This Champagne Cocktail
A bottle of Champagne or Prosecco - you can find great deals on champagne and Prosecco this time of year, but don't wait until the last minute!
Cranberry juice cocktail - we use the cocktail version and not pure cranberry juice as it can be pretty tart.
Scroll down to the recipe card for measurements.
How to Make this Cocktail
Dip the rim of champagne flutes in corn syrup and then dip into sugar crystals and sprinkles for a festive look.
Add frozen cranberries to champagne flutes, squeeze a wedge of lime over the cranberries and drop into glass.
Fill the flute approximately one-third full with cranberry juice cocktail.
Top with champagne to make this pretty Christmas mimosa.
Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and fresh cranberries if desired.
A serving tray with extra whole cranberries and rosemary is a festive way to greet arriving guests and will put everyone in the holiday spirit!
Makes 4 Servings
Switching up this cocktail would be easy as so many other things pair with it.
Adding a simple dash of vanilla adds sweetness and turns this into a Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa.
The standard mimosa signature cocktail combines orange juice and champagne. Replace half of the orange juice with cranberry juice for a Cranberry Orange Mimosa.
Any juice would work, including grapefruit which turns this into a megmosa!
A traditional mimosa is simply sparkling wine and orange juice. Many restaurants also serve mimosas with champagne.
Depending on which juice you pair with the sparkling wine, mimosas can be a one of the healthier cocktails.
It depends on the wine, but typically, champagne does have fewer calories than wine. A glass of red wine can have upwards of 150 calories versus about 100 for champagne.
This perfect cocktail could also be made with Prosecco. For a virgin variety, use ginger ale. Festive for the kids at holiday parties or for those who don't drink alcohol.
Be sure to pick up cranberry juice cocktail as regular pure cranberry juice can be quite sour. A little simple syrup will help to sweeten it up if that's what you have.
For those cutting down on sugar, the regular cranberry juice mixed with club soda is a nice drink, too.
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Cranberry Mimosa Recipe
- 1 bottle of your favorite champagne
- 1 ¼ cup of cranberry juice cocktail divided
- frozen cranberries
- rosemary sprigs
- lime slices
- corn syrup
- festive sugar crystals sprinkles
- Dip the rim of the glass in corn syrup and then dip into sugar crystals for a festive look.
- Add frozen cranberries to champagne flutes, squeeze a wedge of lime over the cranberries and drop into glass. Fill the flute approximately ⅓ full with cranberry juice cocktail. Top with champagne.
- Garnish with rosemary sprigs and cranberries if desired.