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Cranberry Orange Mimosa

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Cranberry Orange Mimosa champagne cocktail is a great way to celebrate the holidays. A festive cocktail with sweet fruit juice and sparkling wine topped with sugared cranberries. Served in a champagne flute to toast the holiday season or ring in the New Year.

Cranberry Orange Mimosa with a caraft of Orange Juce and a pitcher of Cranberry Juice.

Cranberry Orange Mimosa

It’s the time of year for that calls for a festive drink!

This Cranberry Orange Mimosa is a fruity, bubbly drink that’s perfect for any special occasion, whether serving for Thanksgiving dinner, sharing a Christmas cocktail or hosting a New Years party with friends and family.

Cranberry and Orange mixed together create a wonderful flavor that compliments traditional breakfast and brunch foods. But, mimosas aren’t just for breakfast! They also are a fun and festive champagne cocktail that looks and tastes delicious with a holiday dinner.

These sweet cocktails are a special treat for Christmas day or any day you want to celebrate.

And now that you have all the ingredients, if you have a guest who prefers a traditional mimosa with just orange juice or a cranberry mimosa, it’s easy to accommodate everyone’s tastes.

Cranberry Orange Mimosa with carafts of orange juice and cranberry juice in background.

 

What Kind of Champagne for Mimosas?

This orange cranberry mimosa calls for equal parts juice and champagne. With the fruity flavors, a Brut champagne is the best option to bring a balance to this mimosa recipe.

Champagne names can be misleading. A bottle labeled as dry champagne is actually a sweeter sparkling wine. You’ll want to use a bottle that’s labeled as Brut for this champagne cocktail.

Brut Champagne and Extra Brut are actually dry champagnes with minimal sweetness. Brut is perfect for mimosas and keeps these delicious drinks from becoming overly sweet.

If you’re still unsure of what kind of champagne to use for this holiday drink, sometimes the best option is to use your favorite sparkling white wine. You already know you love it, so it’ll be the perfect drink for your tastes.

How to Make a Non-Alcoholic Mimosa

Not all your guest might want a champagne cocktail with their holiday brunch.

Be prepared with a bottle of non-alcoholic sparkling wine or substitute with Ginger Ale or Tonic. Both add the bubbly fizz to create a festive mocktail that tastes great with these fruit juices.

More Delicious Mimosa Drink Recipes

Caramel Apple Mimosa

Cranberry Apple Mimosa

Crown Royal Peach Mimosa

Ingredients

All you need are a 5 simple ingredients for this cranberry orange mimosa recipe:

  • Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • Orange Juice
  • Champagne
  • Fresh Cranberries (optional, for garnish)
  • Granulated Sugar (optional, for garnish)

Cranberry mimosa ingredients displayed on counter top.

Ingredient Notes & Variations

  • Another great option to add as garnish is an orange slice on the side of each champagne glass.
  • If you want your mimosa to appear more holiday festive, add rosemary sprigs for garnish as I did in this Cranberry Rosemary cocktail.
  • The type of orange juice is your preference, I prefer to use pulp-free orange juice or if you want fresh orange juice you can squeeze your own.
  • Pure cranberry juice is quite tart, I prefer the Cranberry Juice Cocktail that is already sweetened.

How To Make a Cranberry Orange Mimosa

Here are the easy step by step directions to create these festive cranberry orange mimosas:

Step 1: Chill all ingredients.

Tip: Champagne can take 2-3 hours in the refrigerator to fully chill.

Step 2: Fill 1/3 of your champagne flute with orange juice.

Pouring orange juice in a champagne flute.

 

Step 3: Add 1/3 cranberry juice to your champagne glass.

Adding cranberry juice into the champagne flute.

 

Step 4: Fill the final 1/3 of your glass with champagne.

Pouring champagne into the champagne flute.

 

Step 5: Wet your cranberries and add 3-4 fresh cranberries onto a cocktail skewer. To coat them, roll the skewer in a small bowl of sugar.

Tip: It can be difficult to roll the skewer if the bowl isn’t large enough. You could certainly use a small saucer instead.

Skewer of fresh cranberries in a small bowl of sugar with sugar stuck to the cranberries.

 

Step 6: Top the champagne flute with the skewer of sugared cranberries. These taste delicious while drinking this cranberry orange mimosa!

Top view of the cranberry orange mimosa with the skewer of sugar coated cranberries place across the top of the chapagne flute.

 

How to A Make Large Batch

Step 1: Combine a cup of cranberry juice and one cup of orange juice in a pitcher. If you need more, continue to combine equal parts of both juices.

Step 2: Set out your champagne flutes.

Step 3: Fill 2/3 of each champagne flute the combined juices.

Step 4: Fill the top 1/3 with champagne.

Step 5: Garnish with sugared fresh cranberries.

 

Up close view of Cranberry orange mimosa in a champagne flute topped with sugared fresh cranberries on a skewer with a caraft of orange juice and caraft of cranberry juice in the background.

Upgrade traditional mimosas with this delicious holiday drink. The balance of sweet fruit juice with tart citrus juice makes a delicious fruity cocktail for Christmas morning or a holiday brunch.

Your friends and family will love these Cranberry Orange Mimosa special drinks.

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Cranberry Orange Mimosa

Cranberry Orange Mimosa

Cranberry Orange Mimosa champagne cocktail is a great way to celebrate the holidays. A festive cocktail with sweet fruit juice and sparkling wine topped with sugared cranberries. Served in a champagne flute to toast the holiday season or ring in the New Year.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/3 glass of Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • 1/3 glass of Orange Juice
  • 1/3 glass of Champagne
  • Fresh Cranberries (optional, for garnish)
  • Granulated Sugar (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Chill all ingredients.
  2. Fill 1/3 of your champagne flute with orange juice.
  3. Add 1/3 cranberry juice to your champagne glass.
  4. Fill the final 1/3 of your glass with champagne.
  5. Skewer wet cranberries and coat with sugar.
  6. Top the champagne flute with the skewer of sugared cranberries.

Notes

See post for extra tips and variations. Drink Responsibly.

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