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Two cranberry-spice Christmas mimosas with a bottle of Champagne in the background with lights and fresh cranberries.

Cranberry-Spice Christmas Mimosa


  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 drinks 1x

Description

Pop the bubbly! The holidays are here, and we need a jolly mimosa to celebrate in style. With its vibrant hue and bundle of holiday flavors, this cranberry-spice Christmas mimosa is the perfect cocktail for a festive brunch.


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Ingredients

1 3/4 cups cranberry cocktail juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated orange zest
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, preferably freshly grated
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of ground cloves
1 Champagne bottle


Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, add the cranberry juice, cinnamon sticks, dark brown sugar, orange zest, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. Allow to steep for 20 minutes. Strain and chill in the refrigerator.
  2. In each Champagne flute, pour in 2 ounces of spiced cranberry juice. Top with 4 ounces of Champagne. Alternatively, you can pour the spiced cranberry juice in a pitcher, top with a bottle of Champagne and gently stir. Enjoy!

Notes

  • It’s best to make the cranberry juice ahead of time to give it time to chill, but if you don’t get a chance to make it ahead of time, you can always add it to a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake until chilled. You can make the spiced cranberry juice several days in advance.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 drink
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 12
  • Sodium: 1
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Christmas mimosa, cranberry mimosa