A Cranberry Mimosa is a delicious and easy Christmas cocktail. With a bright red color and sparkly sugar rim, it is so pretty and festive for the holidays.
Every Christmas morning we make a big batch of cinnamon rolls and coffee. I’m thinking this year once the presents are opened we stir up a couple of these as well.
- Cranberry Juice
How To Make Mimosas
To make these, first we line the rim. This is an optional step that you can skip if you like, but I enjoy it because it just makes these look so festive.
Slide an orange around the rim of the glass to moisten it, then dip it in sugar.
Then, just pour the cranberry juice into a glass and then top it off with champagne. Add in your cranberries and enjoy! You can add a sprig of fresh rosemary for garnish as well.
What Kind of Champagne for Mimosas?
The best bubbly to make mimosa’s with is Brut Champagne because they are dry and have less sugar. Because this recipe uses juice you want to pair it with something dry. Prosecco or A Cava are also great choices, but the truth is, you can use whichever champagne you like.
If you love cocktails you’ll really enjoy this one.
- 1 orange sliced
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 cups sweetened cranberry juice
- 1 bottle champagne
- cranberries fresh or frozen
- fresh rosemary optional
- Glide the orange slice around the rim of each champagne flute.
- Place the sugar on a shallow dish, and dip the wet champagne flute into the sugar.
- Carefully pour about ¼ cup of cranberry juice in each flute.
- Fill the rest of the glass with champagne.
- Garnish with fresh cranberries and rosemary, if desired.