Cranberry Mimosa

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Bright red Cranberry Mimosas

Make your festive late mornings even merrier with the Cranberry Mimosa. This fruity variation of the Mimosa is delicious, colourful, and easy to make. It’s ready to drink in just five minutes and will pair well with all those delicious savoury dishes on your holiday table. So, grab your Champagne flutes, and let’s make merry! 

The best Cranberry Mimosa recipe

The Cranberry Mimosa has only four ingredients, making it the perfect welcome drink for fuss-free festive season entertainment.



Turn this recipe into a mocktail by replacing the Champagne with ginger ale.


If you prefer a sweeter cocktail, use sweetened cranberry juice instead.


Make sure all ingredients are properly chilled before serving.



1 Person

45 Ml

1.5 Oz

1.5 Parts

Unsweetened cranberry Juice
45 Ml

1.5 Oz

1.5 Parts

Freshly squeezed orange juice
Rosemary and fresh cranberries or pomegranate seeds to garnish



Pour the chilled orange and cranberry juice into a champagne flute 


Top with chilled Champagne


Garnish with cranberry or pomegranate and a sprig of rosemary

History of the Cranberry Mimosa

The Cranberry juice Mimosa is a variation of the classic Mimosa, a famous brunch cocktail consisting of orange juice topped with Champagne. The tradition of mixing OJ and sparkling wine originated in Spain, where both oranges and wine are plentiful. As for the modern Mimosa, many believe it was invented around 1925 at the Ritz Hôtel in Paris by the bartender Frank Meier. Others believe that Alfred Hitchcock created it in San Francisco in the 1940s when looking for a ‘hair of the dog’ drink after a raucous night out with a friend. Whichever version you prefer, the Mimosa will forever be a classic morning sipper loved around the world.  


The Cranberry Mimosa is so easy and versatile that it sparked many delicious variations, all to try at your next get-together with the girls (or the boys!).  

Christmas Mimosa  

The Christmas Mimosa is made with pineapple, orange, and cranberry juice and topped with Champagne. It is a refreshing and fruity kickstart to your festive celebrations, but if you want a drink that’s a little more potent, replace the cranberry juice with cranberry liqueur. Garnish with diced apples and pomegranate seeds for the ultimate festive season sipper.  


Let this cocktail be the centrepiece of your table. The name ‘Poinsettia’ comes from the bright red flowers many people use to decorate their homes during the festive season. Made with cranberry juice, orange liqueur, and Champagne, this bright red coloured cocktail will instantly elevate the holiday spirit.    

Cranberry Orange Mimosa  

Looking for a stylish and easy cocktail to serve while opening presents, stirring pots, and chasing the kids around the house? Then the Cranberry Orange Mimosa is the perfect fix. Made with fresh orange juice and Champagne (or Prosecco), it’s the addition of a cranberry-infused simple syrup that gives it some extra pizzazz.  

Champagne and Chambord  

This fantastic cocktail only requires two ingredients, Champagne and raspberry liqueur, and has that same festive ruby red colour as Cranberry Mimosa. The recipe calls for half a shot of liqueur topped off by your favourite Champagne or sparkling wine. Super simple, sophisticated, and very drinkable.  

Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy  

The festive season wouldn’t be complete without some warm cranberry cocktails. The Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy is the ultimate combo to warm everyone up on a cold winter’s day. Make this Toddy by filling a mug with boiling water and adding bourbon, cranberry juice, and lemon juice. Then customise your Cranberry Hot Toddy by adding your favourite baking spices and seasonal fruits to enhance the flavour and make it your own. 

When to serve

The Cranberry Mimosa, like all juice-based Mimosas, is refreshing and low on ABV, which makes it the best brunch and breakfast cocktail. But that’s not all! Mimosas instantly liven up any celebration, so serve them at brunch parties, baby showers, Christmas celebrations and more. 


You can easily make Cranberry Mimosas to please a crowd. One bottle of Champagne will give you around 6 servings. To make a Mimosa pitcher, add some fresh slices of citrus fruit to the pitcher, pour in a bottle of chilled Champagne, and then slowly top it off with fresh orange juice. When serving, fill each flute with the prepared mix and add a splash of cranberry juice to each glass.

Of course! You can turn the Cranberry Mimosa into a lovely mocktail by replacing sparkling wine with ginger ale or lime soda.

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