A cranberry lover’s version of the standard mimosa – tart cranberries pair perfectly with a sugar-rimmed glass and sparkling champagne bubbles. Two main ingredients and they’re ready in 5 minutes! Serve alongside your favorite Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes.
I’m going to get right to the point – this drink right here will lend itself to a holly jolly Christmas! Say hello to the Cranberry Mimosa.
You might also hear these called Poinsettias, which is adorable.
I know some people don’t care for orange juice, but that doesn’t mean they should have to forfeit mimosas at brunch. With that said, these are more than suitable as a holiday party cocktail. The tartness of the cranberry juice pairs perfectly with the sparkling bubbles. It’s a glass full of holiday cheer!
Making cranberry mimosas
- Make sure you rim the glass in sugar – King Arthur Flour Sparkling White Sugar (affiliate link), to be exact. It’s the only kind of sugar that I like to use as a garnish anymore. It’s perfect to rim cocktail glasses and sprinkle on cookies and cupcakes. And no, this is not a paid advertisement for KAF – I’m just a (slightly rabid) fan.
- Since we’re talking garnish, I also love adding a few fresh cranberries to each glass. It’s not only a beautiful garnish, it’s a snack! And if you pop them in the freezer, they’ll help keep your drink cold. I love a multitasker, don’t you?
- If you’re looking to make these for a crowd this holiday and don’t want to worry about people breaking your nice champagne flutes, I highly recommend these disposable recyclable ones that come in a set of 12. Super cheap, no dishes to worry about, and they hold the alcohol which is really the most important piece. They have one job to do, and they do it well. And you can get them with or without stems!
A cranberry mimosa pairs perfectly with your holiday meals! Set your table with an apple cider brined turkey, cornbread and bacon stuffing, roasted delicata squash and brussels sprouts, creamy pureed parsnips and top it all off with a beautiful glass of cranberry mimosa next to each person’s plate.
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A cranberry lover’s version of the standard mimosa – tart cranberries pair perfectly with a sugar-rimmed glass and sparkling champagne bubbles. Two main ingredients and they’re ready in 5 minutes!
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
- 1 cup champagne
- Sparkling sugar, for garnish
- Fresh cranberries, for garnish
- Rim two champagne glasses with a little water and then dip in sparking sugar.
- Pour 1/4 cup cranberry juice in a champagne glass.
- Add 1/2 cup champagne.
- Top with a few fresh or frozen cranberries and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Category: Drinks
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