Delicious cranberry mimosas mixed drinks are just the ticket for any holiday gathering. This holiday cocktail is festive, pretty and easy to make. Enjoy the delicious sparkly taste of cranberry bubbly for the holiday season.
What a way to begin the Holiday season!
Recently Mom and I rescued a Dachshund mix puppy from a high kill shelter in Texas. He came with hookworms, severe Pneumonia, and to top it all off, Parvovirus. After several sleepless stressful days it is apparent that Carson will fully recover. Update: Read our complete story about Carson’s Canine Parvo recovery.
After that ordeal it’s definitely Time for a mimosa. A cranberry mimosa is a refreshing way to relax, reflect and congratulate ourselves on keeping the dog alive. Life can throw you a curveball anytime it wants. When you win. Celebrate!
What is a Mimosa?
This beautiful drink was originally concocted by a frenchman in the hotel Ritz in Paris about 1925. It’s now a well established part of the mixologist and culinary professionals repertoire. It’s also well known around the world as a good choice for large crowd adult refreshment.
A mimosa makes a perfect celebratory drink. It’s light and sparkling. This drink is often used for toastings. It’s also popular for Weddings, showers, girls night out…and really anytime you want a light drink.
A mimosa is a chilled drink made with one part citrus juice and one part white wine or champagne. We are twisting the recipe a bit by substituting cranberry juice for the citrus. It’s a delicious twist. Promise.
Christmas Cocktails refresh and delight with their colors, flavor and holiday sparkle. Enjoy the season responsibly with a light mixed drink like this one.
These delightful cocktails are definitely going on both my Thanksgiving and my Christmas drink list this year. I love them, and they are so pretty!
Mimosas are often served at special breakfasts and brunches with the more traditional orange juice. Cranberry mimosas are perfect for Christmas morning, holiday parties or an after dinner drink too. 🙂
Looking for more drinks for the holiday season? Try these.
Cranberry Mimosas Recipe:
Mimosas are just about the easiest thing you could ever hope to make. This holiday drink is made with chilled cranberry juice and champagne. It’s also easy peasy to mix together fast for a big crowd. Dump a couple of fresh cranberries on top to garnish. They are so cute!
What is the best Champagne to use for Mimosas?
- Prosecco and Cava both make a good mimosa. So does Brut Champagne. Keep the wine and champagne dry for the best result. The cranberry juice is sweet enough to balance dry sparkling wine or champagne beautifully.
Cranberry Mimosas make impressive Christmas cocktails. They are also ridiculously fast and easy to make.
- A perfect party drink that’s quick to refill for hectic parties. When you need a fast, festive, easy, and delicious cocktail to serve your guests these are the ticket.
- Make these party drinks even faster to serve by chilling the juice and bubbly ahead for several hours.
This mimosa recipe is for two servings. However, In the NOTES section of our printable recipe card below you will find the proportions for a party pitcher. That will give you about 12 servings at a time.
Add a beautiful holiday vibe to your festive drinks table. Put some Holiday greens on the table with a few christmas lights. Nestle the cranberry mimosas into the holiday greens. These ruby red beauties sparkle and shine.
Champagne flutes are a lovely way to serve mimosas. Any wine or champagne glasses will work well. Choose the best ones for your intended purpose.
These delicious cranberry mimosas are just the ticket for any holiday gathering this year! They are festive, pretty and easy to make. Enjoy the delicious sparkly taste of cranberry bubbly for the holiday season.
- 1/2 cup sparkling sweet white wine or champagne
- 1/2 cup sweetened cranberry juice
- 3-4 fresh cranberries to garnish
- Pour champagne over cranberry juice
- Garnish with cranberries and enjoy!
- You can adjust the drink measurements based on how strong you would like the alcohol content.
For a large crowd:
- 1 Bottle of champagne (about 25 oz.) makes about 12-2 oz. servings
- 25 oz. of Cranberry juice
- 1 bag of Fresh cranberries to garnish
Follow instructions and adjust to your preferences.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 15mg Carbohydrates: 36g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 17g Protein: 1g
This post was originally published on October 14. 2015