This cranberry mimosa drink is a festive holiday beverage. This is a perfect holiday drink for your holiday brunch, it can also be served at cocktail parties, to ring in the New Year, or for any other holiday celebration you may have.
Cranberry Mimosa Drink Recipe
I have heard a cranberry mimosa called the poinsettia drink or poinsettia mimosa. Supposedly this is due to the color of the cocktails, but since a poinsettia is poisonous and would never be used even as a garnish, I think this is one where the poetic license is liberally involved.
Tips and variations for making this Cranberry Mimosa Drink Recipe:
● This drink cannot be made in advance as the champagne or sparkling wine will fall flat.
● The sugared cranberries can however, be made days in advance.
● Step 1-3 can also be prepped in advance. Just add the champagne or sparkling wine as guests arrive.
● You do not have to chill your glasses but you may enjoy a colder cocktail. The sugar is not going to stick to a very cold glass, so this is a better idea if you do not plan on rimming your cranberry mimosa glass.
● Wet for the rimming can be: water, cranberry juice, triple sec, or even champagne or sparkling wine.
● Triple Sec, Orange Curaçao, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, whichever orange liquor you choose based upon your tastebuds will work.
● If you do not like cranberry juice, substitute a cranberry-juice-drink (you can even go diet).
● If you would like to rim the glass with sugar, it will add more sweetness to this beverage. Use the cranberry vodka for the liquid, sugar for the dry.
● Serve with a side of sugared cranberries!
If you like holiday cocktails, you might enjoy these:
Cranberry Mimosa Drink Recipe Ingredients:
● 2 TBSP White Sanding Sugar
● 2 TBSP Triple Sec
● ½ cup Cranberry Juice
● 1 cup Champagne or Sparkling Wine
● Fresh Rosemary Sprigs, for garnish
● Sugared Cranberries, for garnish
Cranberry Mimosa Drink Mise en Place:
● Measuring Spoons
● Champagne Flute or Martini Glasses
● Measuring Cup
Cranberry Mimosa Drink Recipe Directions:
1. Wet the rims of two champagne flutes with water (or cranberry juice, or triple sec, or champagne or sparkling wine) and roll it in the white sanding sugar to coat.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of triple sec into each champagne flute.
3. Next add ¼ cup of cranberry juice into each champagne flute.
4. Top each champagne flute with ½ cup of chilled champagne or sparkling wine.
5. Garnish with fresh rosemary stems and a couple of sugared cranberries.
6. Serve immediately.
- 2 TBSP White Sanding Sugar
- 2 TBSP Triple Sec
- ½ cup Cranberry Juice
- 1 cup Champagne or Sparkling Wine
- Fresh Rosemary Sprigs, for garnish
- Sugared Cranberries
- Wet the rims of two champagne flutes with water (or cranberry juice, or triple sec, or champagne or sparkling wine) and roll it in the white sanding sugar to coat.
- Add 1 tablespoon of triple sec into each champagne flute.
- Next, add ¼ cup of cranberry juice to each champagne flute.
- Top each champagne flute with ½ cup of chilled champagne or sparkling wine.
- Garnish with fresh rosemary stems and a couple of sugared cranberries.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g
Note: for exact nutritional information, consult your dietitian. All nutritional information provided is simply a guideline.
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