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.

Three Christmas Cranberry Mimosas garnished with fresh cranberries and a rosemary sprig, which is surrounded by a prosecco bottle and a bowl of cranberries.

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.
Three glass flutes of Christmas Cranberry Mimosas alongside a glass flute of orange juice.

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.

If you are interested in another fun mimosa recipe, click here for my Apple Cider Mimosa.

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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cranberry Recipes, Easy Drink Recipes, Fruit, Gluten-Free Recipes, 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 a rosemary sprig.
  • Serve immediately.

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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