Cranberry Mimosas

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Cranberry Mimosas

Great holiday morning drink! We had these on Christmas morning as we were opening gifts and everyone wanted a second one (and a third!) Big hit!

Yield: 12 servings

Prep Time:15 min


4 cups cranberry juice, chilled
4 cups orange juice
2 (750 ml.) bottles Champagne, chilled
12 slices fresh orange, for garnish (optional)


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.

Source: (adapted slightly from Cooking Light)

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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.