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Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

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?

Cranberry mimosa cocktails on a wood cutting board with fresh cranberries, limes, and rosemary.

It’s the garnish that takes this mimosa to a whole new level, making it festive enough for New Year’s Eve!

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Making cranberry mimosas takes 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.

This drink is so good, you should start making it now. I mean, why not test it out?! And if you’re looking to make this for a crowd, this Christmas Punch is very similar, but just a tad more boozy.

Why We Love This Recipe

Just like the classic mimosa, 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 delicious, easy, and the perfect 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 that one, too!

Serve it with this Breakfast Charcuterie Board for Christmas brunch, this simple charcuterie board, or one of these Brie Cheese Recipes for a festive feast later in the day (easy instructions!)

What Goes Into This Holiday Mimosa

A bottle of Brut Champagne or Prosecco – we like Une Femme Sparkling Wine right now and you can get it at Target!

Cranberry juice cocktail – we use the cocktail version and not pure tart cranberry juice as it can be pretty sour.

Ingredients for cranberry mimosa.

We like serving this perfect holiday cocktail in a fluted champagne glass.

Scroll down to the recipe card for measurements.


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 variety of fruit juices would work, including citrus juice like grapefruit, which turns this into a megmosa! Now you know!

Add a half ounce orange liqueur to make a Poinsettia cocktail.

How to Make this Cocktail

Dip the rim of the glass in corn syrup and then dip into colorful sugar crystals for a festive look.

Add frozen cranberries to champagne flutes, squeeze a wedge of lime over the cranberries, and drop into a glass. 

Flute glasses with cranberries and lime.

Fill the flute approximately one-third full with cranberry juice cocktail.

Pouring cranberry juice cocktail into fluted glass.

Top with champagne to make this pretty Christmas mimosa. Keep the bottle of champagne on ice until you finish it.

Garnish this perfect cocktail 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!

Cranberry Mimosas on a wood cutting board with rosemary, limes, and fresh cranberries.

Makes 4 Servings 


What’s in a traditional mimosa?

A traditional mimosa is simply sparkling wine and fresh orange juice. Many restaurants also serve mimosas with champagne.

Are mimosas healthy?

Depending on which juice you pair with the sparkling wine, mimosas can be one of the healthier cocktails.

Is champagne healthier than wine?

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.

Top Tips

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.

You’ll want to have food on hand whenever you’re serving cocktails, and we have you covered! Check out this delicious Maryland Crab Dip recipe, my favorite on this list of cream cheese dip recipes.

For more appetizers, check out these easy appetizers for a crowd or these savory mini tart recipes.

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Flat lay shot of cranberry mimosa cocktails with rosemary sprig.
Cranberry mimosas on a wood board with champagne in background.

Cranberry Mimosa Recipe

These bubbly Cranberry Mimosas are refreshing and delicious. Such a festive cocktail, perfect for any holiday party!
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Course: Appetizers & Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 131kcal


Drink Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of your favorite champagne
  • 1 ¼ cup of cranberry juice cocktail divided

Garnish Ingredients

  • 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.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 169mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg
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This post was first published on December 6, 2021, and has been updated for clarity.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve actually added low calorie cranberry juice along with orange juice over the years to cut back on the sweetness of the oj. I’ll definitely be trying this over the holidays❣️