Refreshing Christmas Cocktail: Cranberry Mimosas

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The holidays are here again, and the perfect drink to share with all your friends over Christmas or New Year’s is cranberry mimosas. They’re not only festive but also refreshing, making them the perfect holiday drink!

These mimosas are really easy to make. This christmas cocktail is also really festive and perfect for the holidays.

Refreshing cranberry mimosas

To add a little Christmas flair, place a few cranberries on top of the glass along with a sprig of rosemary.

Adding fresh cranberries to christmas mimosas serves two purposes: it makes the Christmas drink look good and also makes them taste better. If you don’t use fresh cranberries, you’ll get a watered-down mimosa because the juice from the berries will mix in with the rest of your drink. I recommend using fresh cranberries instead of frozen because they’re easy to squish into glasses – no need to defrost them first. In addition, they contain vitamin c, which is always great in the winter months.

What cranberry juice should I use?

I recommend using 100% cranberry juice and nothing else! It shouldn’t have added sugar. If you want, you can make a lighter version by diluting the cranberry juice with filtered or spring water. I recommend using 2/3 juice to 1/3 water if you want a version that has less sugar.

How much champagne should I use?

This Christmas cocktail is very similar to a traditional mimosa: the ratio of liquid to sparkling wine is 1:1 or 50/50. You can make as many Christmas drinks as you’d like because it’s such a simple christmas recipe. If you’re serving these Christmas cocktails for adults, feel free to add more champagne!

You should always fill up the glass with champagne or sparkling wine first before adding any cranberry juice or orange juice. That way the flavors come together beautifully.

Can I substitute the champagne for Prosecco or sparkling wine?

Absolutely! This Christmas cocktail can be made with any sparkling white wine. Feel free to use Prosecco, Cava or French Champagne.

How do I keep the Christmas cocktails from going flat over time?

You should drink Christmas mimosas fairly quickly after they’re prepared because they lose their carbonation fairly quickly. If you have leftovers, store them in a sealable container to prevent them from going flat.

Do Christmas drinks use actual champagne or sparkling wine?

Christmas cocktails use both – but only half of each is used for each christmas drink. You’ll need an equal ratio of both so there’s enough bubbles and flavor to go around. For every cup of orange juice, add 1/2 cup champagne and cranberry juice.

Christmas cranberry mimosasHow long can Christmas cocktails be left out?

You’ll want to serve these Christmas cocktails as soon as possible – they’re delicious even if they’re served right away!. If you make them ahead of time, some of the fizziness will go down because champagne loses some of its carbonation after chilling for some time. If this happens, shake the christmas drink really quick before you serve it.

How to make Christmas cranberry mimosas

cranberry mimosas ingredients

To make refreshing cranberry mimosas, start by filling a champagne flute 1/3 of the way with champagne. Add another 1/3 of cranberry juice and top off with orange juice.


  • Cranberry Juice
  • Orange Juice 
  • Champagne 
  • Cranberries 
  • Rosemary 


  1. Fill a champagne flute 1/3 of the way up with champagne.
  2. Add 1/3 cranberry juice.
  3. Add 1/3 orange juice.
  4. Place fresh cranberries on top and a rosemary twig in the glass for garnish.


Thanks for reading this cranberry mimosas recipe.

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