Cranberry Mimosas

  • These Cranberry Mimosas are the perfect holiday cocktail for serving at a winter holiday breakfast or brunch.

    Cranberry Mimosas

    We’ve been drinking Cranberry Mimosas on Christmas morning for as long as I can remember.  I’m not one to ever (ever!) drink any kind of alcohol in the morning.  But on Christmas morning we always make a grand breakfast to share (Buffet Breakfast Casserole and Grandma Billie’s Cinnamon Rolls), and we open gifts and drink Cranberry Mimosas while our breakfast is baking.  It’s just such a festive and wonderful time, so the mimosas are a nice treat!

    What are Mimosas?

    A Mimosa is a cocktail comprised of one part champagne and one part citrus fruit juice (usually orange juice).  It’s usually served in a champagne flute at brunches and weddings, and special celebrations.

    ingredients for Cranberry Mimosas

    To turn Mimosas into Cranberry Mimosas, it’s very simple.  You’ll need just three ingredients: champagne (or Prosecco), orange juice and cranberry juice.

    How to Make Cranberry Mimosas:

    How to Make Cranberry Mimosas

    Add a little orange juice to a glass.

    How to Make Cranberry Mimosas

    Add an equal amount of cranberry juice.

    How to make Cranberry Mimosas

    Top with champagne (or Prosecco).

    Cranberry Mimosas

    Garnish with a fresh orange wedge.  That’s it!  You have a beautiful Cranberry Mimosa that is perfect for sharing with others.

    If you are making a bulk batch to serve to a lot of people, line up the glasses, add a little ice in each glass, and pour the ingredients in the glasses one by one.

    Cranberry Mimosas

    It doesn’t really matter what glasses you serve these Cranberry Mimosas in.  I like to use some sort of wine glass or goblet.  It feels fancy that way.  And any time you’re serving champagne, it deserves a fancy glass!

    If you’re looking for more things to serve on a holiday morning, you might like to try my Farmer’s Casserole or this Eggnog French ToastHoliday Breakfast Casserole, Chocolate Babka Wreath and Gingerbread Waffles are great holiday-themed breakfast items too.

    Cranberry Mimosas

    The ultimate drink for holiday mornings!

    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Keyword cranberry mimosas, cranberry mimosas recipe
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Servings 12 servings
    Calories 137 kcal


    • 4 cups chilled cranberry juice
    • 4 cups chilled orange juice
    • 2 750ml. bottles chilled champagne or Prosecco
    • 12 slices or wedges fresh orange, optional


    1. Fill twelve 12-ounce glasses with ice; pour 1/3 cup cranberry juice into each glass. Top each serving with 1/3 cup orange juice and about 1/2 cup Champagne. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.
    Nutrition Facts
    Cranberry Mimosas
    Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
    Calories 137
    % Daily Value*
    Sodium 11mg 0%
    Potassium 339mg 10%
    Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
    Sugars 18g
    Vitamin A 4.1%
    Vitamin C 59.6%
    Calcium 2.7%
    Iron 4.9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Donna wrote:

    When choosing a cranberry juice look for 100% juice. Usually, it is a mixture of many juices. You can find 100 % cranberry juice in health food section but it is pricey. Juice cocktail is what most juice bottles say. It is only 15% or so juice. Rest is corn syrup and other added ingredients. 

  • Lorle Roper wrote:

    Hi Lori,

    Trying this recipe. Hope all is well with you and your family. Fletcher Hills has never been the same without you. I only have six more years to go!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      oh my gosh, so nice to hear from you! I miss everyone at FH too 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Roberta wrote:

    Proseco is great in place of champagne.

  • emily wrote:

    Any chance you know how to make if I wanted to put it in a dispenser – so everyone can serve themselves, pre-mixed? Would I use 1 jug of cranberry, 1 jug of orange juice and 2 bottles of champagne?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I haven’t tried using champagne (bubbles) in a dispenser, so I’m not sure how that works out. I’m sure people do champagne punch, so it would probably be okay. You’d just have to play around with the flavor as far as amounts.

  • Deanna wrote:

    Ginger ale can be used instead of champagne – we make orange juice and ginger ale “mimosas” for our kids on special occasions. Can’t wait to try the cranberry version!

  • Steph wrote:

    100% Juice Cranberry juice can be found almost anywhere Cranberry juice is sold. Pretty sure Ocean Spray makes it along with many other brands.

  • Kay wrote:

    Can you buy cranberry juice somewhere…all I find these days is Cranberry Juice cocktail…is this what you use??? Thanx.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Yes, I believe that Cranberry Juice is pretty much sold as “Cranberry Juice Cocktail” nowadays.

  • Barbara wrote:

    Vodka is an alternative to the champagne.

  • Pam wrote:

    Can you use a different liquor instead of champagne? It wouldn’t be a mimosa, but I can’t tolerate champagne.

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Cranberry mixed with sparkling water?

  • Katie wrote:

    My husband & I REALLY loved these. We drank them all day long on Christmas. Can’t wait to share this with the rest of the family.