These Cranberry Mimosas are the perfect holiday cocktail for serving at a winter holiday breakfast or brunch.
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.
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:
Add a little orange juice to a glass.
Add an equal amount of cranberry juice.
Top with champagne (or Prosecco).
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.
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 Toast. Holiday Breakfast Casserole, Chocolate Babka Wreath and Gingerbread Waffles are great holiday-themed breakfast items too.
- 4 cups chilled cranberry juice
- 4 cups chilled orange juice
- 2 750ml. bottles chilled champagne or Prosecco
- 12 slices or wedges fresh orange, 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.