Cranberry orange mimosas are a festive cocktail with a fun holiday twist on the classic mimosa. It’s the perfect drink for Christmas morning, a holiday brunch, or to add to your mimosa bar. These delicious drinks are made with orange juice, cranberry juice, and Prosecco then garnished with a couple of cranberries, orange wedge, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Our Christmas morning normally starts with a spread of breakfast cinnamon roll casserole or german pancakes and air fryer bacon. The kids love sipping on our famous holiday punch, but the adults are going to kick off Christmas day with a bang and go with this holiday mimosa….and probably have them again on New Year’s Eve.
Tis’ the season for holiday cocktail recipes, right? Try our Christmas cranberry cocktail, Christmas sangria (and sangria jello shots), along with our favorite hot cranberry punch that is perfect for the festive season and those freezing winter nights.
- orange juice – store-bought or fresh orange juice will work.
- cranberry juice – avoid using cranberry juice cocktail.
- Prosecco or sparkling white wine – this is essential for a bubbly drink!
- Garnishes: orange wedges, cranberries, rosemary sprigs
For a full list of ingredients and their measurements, 📋 please view my printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Garnish your cranberry mimosa cocktail with a sprig of rosemary, orange slices, and cranberries.
Substitutions and Variations
- Sweeter – to help with the tart flavor, add a splash of simple syrup and for more cranberry flavor use our cranberry simple syrup recipe from our Christmas cranberry cocktail.
- Traditional mimosa – use just orange juice and omit the cranberry juice.
- Mimosa bar – If you are hosting a Christmas brunch or Christmas party, considering setting up a mimosa bar. Simply chill the bottle of champagne and line up the bar with different garnishes and fruit juices.
- Non-alcoholic options – instead of the alcohol, use lemon lime soda or ginger ale.
- Vodka – whip up our cranberry Christmas cocktail, it’s very similar but great for those who don’t like the combination of champagne and juice.
Step 1: Add a few cranberries and an orange wedge to a champagne glass. Pour in 4 ounces of cranberry juice and 1 ounce of orange juice.
Step 2: Top with dry champagne or Prosecco.
Step 3: Garnish with rosemary sprigs and/or place an orange wheel on the rim of the glass.
Pro Tip: Keep all of the ingredients chilled so the mimosas are nice and cold.
SERVE: Serve immediately and enjoy your festive champagne cocktail!
- When serving mimosas at holiday parties or large crowds, it’s best to use Prosecco instead of champagne because it’s much cheaper but still makes a festive drink and has a wonderful flavor. True champagne has to be bottled in France, but there are many forms of sparkling white wine bottled all over the world.
- Adjust the amounts of juice and alcohol in the cranberry mimosa recipe based on your personal preferences.
- Sugared cranberries would also make a tasty and gorgeous garnish.
The original version of mimosa was first created in 1925 by a bartender at the Ritz. -Always the Holidays
Because of it’s light and bubbly flavor, just about any citrus juice will make the perfect cocktail. It’s hard to mess up an easy drink like this.
Prosecco is considered an Italian sparkling wine, while Champagne is from France. They use different grape varieties and have distinct flavors. Prosecco is typically lighter and fruitier, while Champagne is known for its complexity and toasty notes.
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Cranberry Orange Mimosa
- 1 ounces orange juice
- 4 ounces cranberry juice cranberry-raspberry juice also works
- 2-3 ounces Prosecco or sparkling wine
- orange wedges for garnish
- Fresh or frozen cranberries for garnish
- Sprig of rosemary for garnish
- Add an orange wedge and a few cranberries to a chilled champagne flute.
- Add 1 ounce of orange juice and 4 ounces of cranberry juice
- Top glass with Prosecco.
- Garnish with a sprig of rosemary.