January 1, 2024Review Recipe
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Indulge in the delightful flavors of our cranberry orange mimosa, a refreshing and elegant beverage that combines tangy cranberries with the citrusy brightness of oranges. This easy-to-make mimosa is perfect for any occasion, from brunch gatherings to cozy evenings by the fire.
Cranberry Orange Mimosa Ingredients
The festive drink recipe incorporates a blend of ingredients to create a delightful beverage.
Fresh orange juice adds a zesty zing, and cranberry juice takes the spotlight with its rich, tart flavor. Bubbly Prosecco brings effervescence, and a sprig of rosemary adds the ideal garnish.
- Orange wedges for garnish
- Fresh or frozen cranberries for garnish
- 1 ounce of orange juice
- 4 ounces of cranberry juice (cranberry-raspberry juice also works)
- 2-3 ounces of Prosecco or sparkling wine
- Sprig of rosemary for garnish
Fresh cranberries are readily available during the holiday season but nearly impossible to find at other times of the year. Fresh, whole cranberries freeze perfectly and thaw, looking as good as new.
Freeze a bag of fresh cranberries during the holidays, and you will have them all year long. If you missed the fresh cranberry season, you can find frozen whole cranberries in the frozen food aisle.
Substitutions and Additions
ORANGE JUICE: Feel free to experiment with different citrus juices like tangerine or blood orange for unique variations on this festive cocktail.
CRANBERRY JUICE: Try cranberry-pomegranate juice for a sweeter twist or cranberry grape for added depth.
PROSECCO: If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, swap Prosecco with sparkling water or ginger ale.
GARNISH: Get creative with garnishes by using lemon twists, mint leaves, or even frozen berries for an extra chill.
SWEETNESS: Add a splash of simple syrup for a sweeter mimosa.
How To Make This Cranberry Orange Mimosa Recipe
It only takes a few minutes to pour this vibrant orange cranberry mimosa and have it ready to enjoy.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Chill your champagne glass in advance for an extra refreshing experience.
STEP ONE: Add an orange wedge and a few cranberries to a chilled champagne flute.
STEP TWO: Add one ounce of orange juice and four ounces of cranberry juice
Adjust the amounts of sweet, tart, and alcohol for your personal taste preference.
STEP THREE: Top glass with Prosecco.
STEP FOUR: Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
How To Serve
This cranberry orange mimosa is a delightful spin on a traditional mimosa. It pairs wonderfully with brunch, adding a touch of sophistication to your morning spread.
It’s also the perfect drink to serve for Christmas morning, New Years Day, or a holiday brunch.
Create a mimosa bar with additional fruit options like strawberries and blueberries for a fun DIY experience.
If you have leftover cranberries after making this adult beverage, our homemade cranberry sauce is an easy recipe to make.
We’ve got a few handy tips for storing the components of this tasty drink.
MAKE AHEAD: While this orange cranberry mimosa recipe is best enjoyed fresh, you can pre-measure the juices and Prosecco and store them separately in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
Garnish just before serving for the freshest taste.
IN THE FRIDGE: Leftover orange cranberry mimosas can be stored in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Keep them covered to preserve their bubbly goodness.
IN THE FREEZER: Unfortunately, this mimosa with cranberry juice doesn’t freeze well due to the carbonation. It’s best to enjoy them freshly made.
Why We Love This Recipe
VIBRANT FLAVORS: The cranberry orange mimosa bursts with the lively flavors of cranberries and oranges, creating a refreshing and tangy drink.
SIMPLE ELEGANCE: With just a few ingredients, you can create an elegant and visually stunning beverage that’s sure to impress.
YEAR-ROUND APPEAL: While cranberries are a holiday favorite, this mimosa can be enjoyed any time of year by using frozen cranberries.
Our cranberry orange mimosa is a celebratory drink that highlights the simple pleasures of combining seasonal fruits with a dash of bubbly. The vibrant flavors of this perfect cocktail make it a star at any gathering, from casual brunches to elegant soirées.
Frequently Asked Questions
Simply multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings you need and mix them just before serving.
Any decent-quality Prosecco or sparkling wine will do for this cranberry juice cocktail. You don’t need to splurge on the priciest bottle.
You can reconstitute frozen orange juice concentrate following the package instructions.
Add a splash of simple syrup if you prefer a sweeter taste.
Store-bought cranberry-orange juice simplifies the process.
Yes, you can replace the Prosecco with sparkling water or ginger ale for a kid-friendly version.
Prosecco works wonderfully in this bubbly drink, but you can experiment with other sparkling wines to find your favorite.
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Cranberry Orange Mimosa
- Orange wedges, for garnish
- Fresh or frozen cranberries, for garnish
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 4 ounces cranberry juice, cranberry-raspberry juice also works
- 2 to 3 ounces Prosecco or sparkling wine
- 1 sprig rosemary, for garnish
- Add an orange wedge and a few cranberries to a chilled champagne flute.
- Add one ounce of orange juice and four ounces of cranberry juice
- Top glass with Prosecco.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
- Fresh cranberries are readily available during the holiday season but nearly impossible to find at other times of the year. Fresh, whole cranberries freeze perfectly and thaw, looking as good as new. Freeze a bag of fresh cranberries during the holidays, and you will have them all year long. If you missed the fresh cranberry season, you can find frozen whole cranberries in the frozen food aisle.
- Chill your champagne glass in advance for an extra refreshing experience.
- Adjust the amounts of sweet, tart, and alcohol for your personal taste preference.