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Christmas Cranberry Mimosas (Light & Festive)

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Christmas Cranberry Mimosas! Celebrate by starting the morning off with this festive holiday cocktail. It’s a fun twist on the traditional and features orange juice and tart cranberry juice. Christmas Cranberry Mimosas - Blog-1
Here are the key essentials to making a traditional mimosa:
  • Ingredients – Use one part orange juice, and one part champagne, which is about two and a half ounces each.
  • Champagne type – Purchase either a true Champagne, preferably Brut, or try to find a Cava or a dry Prosecco. To be honest though, Cava and Prosecco are less-expensive options.
    • Note: there are three types of Prosecco: sparkling, semi-sparkling or still. If you use Prosecco, make sure to get sparkling.
  • Juice types – The best types of juice to include in this drink are: orange, cranberry, blood orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pomegranate or blackberry juices.
  • Fruit types – The best fruit pairings to include are: orange slices, raspberries or strawberries.
The number of mimosas in a bottle of sparkling wine:
  • In every standard bottle (750 ml), you can make 6-8 mimosas.
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Appropriate stemware for mimosas:
  • Since sparkling wine is involved, mimosas are traditionally served in champagne flutes, which helps to preserve the bubbles and dry taste of the wine.
  • Use classic stemmed glasses or stemless glasses.
How to make these Christmas Cranberry Mimosas:
  • For this holiday cocktail, I add about one ounce of real cranberry juice, 3-4 fresh cranberries and one fresh rosemary sprig. The smell of the rosemary just enhances the overall flavors of the drink, but doesn’t change it.
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Christmas Cranberry Mimosas

Christmas Cranberry Mimosas! Celebrate by starting the morning off with this festive holiday cocktail. It's a fun twist on the traditional and features orange juice and tart cranberry juice.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Recipes, Easy Drink Recipes, Fruit, Gluten-free, Holiday Cocktails, Holiday Recipes, Mixed Drink Recipes, Orange Recipes, Wine Recipes
Servings: 8 people
Author: Naomi

Ingredients

  • 1 (750 mL) bottle Prosecco, chilled
  • 1 jug Orange Juice
  • 1 32 oz jar R. W. Knudsen Just Cranberry Juice, unsweetened
  • Fresh Cranberries, for garnish
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs, for garnish

Instructions

  • To a champagne flute, add about two ounces of orange juice, and two ounces of prosecco. Top off with cranberry juice and stir. Garnish with 3-4 fresh cranberries and rosemary, and serve.

Notes

  • Prosecco and Orange Juice: Regardless of the glass you use, just make sure to add equal parts prosecco to orange juice. 
  • Wine: Feel free to use prosecco, champagne or other sparkling white wine.
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