A festive drink to celebrate any special occasion! The Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail is a delicious blend of cranberry juice and mandarin oranges, topped off with champagne. It’s perfect for ringing in the New Year, Christmas morning brunch this holiday season. This cranberry mimosa recipe is also perfect for celebrating a birthday or simply enjoying with friends. Cheers!
Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail Recipe
This Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail is the perfect drink for any occasion! It’s refreshing, flavorful, and perfect for any time of day. If you are having a holiday brunch or any holiday parties, then you for sure want to add this tasty twist on the traditional mimosa to your menu!
I think this cranberry orange mimosa should be the signature mimosa for any holiday party. With tart cranberry juice, champagne, fresh cranberries, and mandarin orange slices not only does it taste amazing but it is a beautiful drink.
We are not big drinkers in our house but on special occasions, we like to have fancy drinks for the adults. But of course with all the cooking and prepping the festive holiday drink needs to be super easy to make. Serving festive cranberry mimosas is the perfect holiday cocktail and couldn’t be easier to make since it is made with simple ingredients.
Serve this delicious drink at your next party and watch your guests enjoy every sip. With its beautiful cranberry color, this mocktail is sure to impress. Plus, it’s easy to make so you can spend more time enjoying your party and less time in the kitchen.
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What is a Mimosa?
A Mimosa is a cocktail made with champagne and orange flavors, usually orange juice. This Cranberry Mimosa cocktail is made with champagne Juice and cranberry juice to give it the perfect holiday twist on the standard mimosa! If you are wanting a fun Christmas mimosa this one is perfect!
What is the difference between a bellini and a mimosa?
The bellini is a traditional Italian cocktail made with sparkling white wine and peach puree or juice. In contrast, the mimosa is an equally delicious drink composed of sparkling white grape juice and orange flavors. Both drinks are refreshing and perfect for celebrating special occasions. However, the bellini is generally more elegant and refined, while the mimosa is a bit more casual. Ultimately, whether you choose to make a bellini or a mimosa will depend on your personal preferences and the type of occasion that you are celebrating.
How to Make non-alcoholic Mimosas
There are plenty of non-alcoholic options to make this delicious cocktail! If you want to make these Mimosas a virgin mimosa you can easily. Just use sparkling water or sparkling cider or sparkling white grape juice instead of champagne. You can also use club soda or ginger ale if you want a bubbly mocktail.
What Can I use besides Champagne?
I have found that just about any type of champagne makes this cocktail great, so you can totally use your favorite bottle of champagne. If you are wanting to change things up you can also use Italian sparkling wine, or sweet wine, when you are making this delicious cranberry cocktail. Bubbly champagne will also make a fun twist because you will have a bubbly cocktail.
When to serve Cranberry Mimosa Cocktails
Mimosas are those cocktails that are known for drinking in the early part of the day and brunches. Of course, people enjoy them any time, including in the evening. To keep things fancy be sure to serve them in a champagne glass. They are great because they are an easy drink to make. You can prep the drink ingredients before hand and then make them as they are being served.
Since a cranberry mimosa is typically served for a special occasion, people enjoy this Cranberry Mimosa mocktail for:
- Wedding showers
- Baby showers
- Bachelorette party
- Baby shower
- New Year’s Eve
- Christmas Eve
- Any holiday celebration
Can I make a large batch?
You can! It is important that you just have equal parts of champagne (or whichever other option you are using) and Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Mix the liquids together in a large pitcher and then put the fruit in the glasses. Hold off pouring into glasses until ready to serve.
Tips and Tricks You Should Know for Making Cranberry
Prep. While you can prep the cranberries, orange slices, and glasses for the drink ahead of time, you do not want to make it until it is time. Because of the carbonation in the white grape juice, you want to make it one drink at a time when ready.
Make a sweeter cocktail. If the cranberry mimosa isn’t quite sweet enough for what you like, you can sweeten the drink with honey or a small amount of white sugar.
Add a splash of orange juice. If you want a hint of orange flavor, stronger than the orange slice adds a small splash of fresh orange juice.
Make a large batch. If you are having a party and you want to make them self serve, add the sugar to the rim, then the orange slice and cranberry in the glass and set the glasses on a table. In a large pitcher add the champagne and the cranberry juice and mix. Allow people to pour the mimosa into their own glasses for an easy way to serve the best cranberry mimosas for a crowd.
What is the best champagne for mimosas?
I don’t suggest going crazy on champagne since you are hiding most of the flavors under the fruit and orange juice. I like to stick with a cheaper sparkling wine over champagne when I am making them. If you are wanting to use a champagne stick with a dry one. Dry champagne is not sweet which is ok when making mimosas because you will get plenty of sweetness from the cranberry juice. I personally like to use Gran Campo Viejo when making this Christmas cocktail.
What type of glass do you use for Mimosas?
When making and serving mimosas you want to use champagne flutes.
Ingredients for Cranberry Mimosas
- Cranberry Juice Cocktail. You can also use unsweetened cranberry juice if you want less sweetness.
- Champagne. Or other options listed above.
- Fresh raw cranberries Wash and dry the fresh cranberries before using them.
- Granulated White sugar. This is used for the rim of the glass, you can skip this step if you want to. You can also make colored sugar to put on the room.
- Fresh rosemary sprig. To place in the glass but is optional.
- Mandarin orange. Thin slices to be placed in the glass and you can also place them on the rim of the glass.
- Cinnamon sticks. To place in the glass but is optional.
How to Make a Cranberry Mimosa
Wash and dry the cranberries. Depending on the size of the glass, figure on 3 to 5 cranberries per glass.
Next, slice your orange.
Sprinkle some sugar onto a small plate.
Add water into a small bowl that’s wide and deep enough for the glasses you are using and then dip the rim of the glass into the water and then dip the rim of the glass into the sugar that’s on the plate. Then set aside. Repeat this process for each glass you are using.
Once you are done with all of the glasses, combine cranberry juice and champagne into the glass, and gently stir.
Then add in some whole cranberries, a cinnamon stick, a sprig of rosemary, and a slice of fresh orange.
Repeat this process for each serving you need.
Christmas Brunch Recipes
- Homemade cranberry sauce
- Apple pie cinnamon rolls
- Homemade apple pie
- Panetone Bread recipe
- Candy Cane Danish
- Cranberry baked Brie
- Champagne glass
- Hi-ball glass spoon
- Cutting board.
- 2 oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- 2 oz Sparkling White Grape Juice
- Fresh cranberries wash and dried
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
- Mandarin orange
- Cinnamon sticks
- Wash and dry the cranberries. Depending on the size of the glass, figure on 3 to 5 cranberries per glass.
- Next, slice your orange.
- Sprinkle some sugar onto a small plate.
- Add water into a small bowl that’s wide and deep enough for the glasses you are using and then dip the rim of the glass into the water and then dip the rim of the glass into the sugar that’s on the plate. Then set aside. Repeat this process for each glass you are using.
- Once you are done with all of the glasses, add the cranberry juice and sparkling white grape juice into the glass, gently stir.
- Then add in some cranberries, a cinnamon stick, a sprig of rosemary, and a slice fresh orange.
- Repeat this process for each serving you need.