Easy Cranberry Mimosa is the perfect cranberry champagne cocktail. This mimosa with cranberry juice and sparkling wine will make the best holiday cocktail! Serve this drink by the pitcher or glass!
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What is a mimosa with cranberry juice called? What is the name of a cranberry mimosa? I really don’t think it has a fancy name. I just call it a mimosa with cranberry juice.
What is a Mimosa?
What exactly is a mimosa? A mimosa is the best brunch cocktail, period. LOL! I love to drink a good mimosa during brunch. It’s a cocktail that is typically mixed with orange juice and sparkling wine.
How Do You Make a Cranberry Mimosa
- Use a cocktail rimmer and line the rim of the champagne flute with sweetener.
- I like to add the cranberry juice and lime juice to the champagne flute first.
- Next, add the champagne or sparkling wine.
- Garnish with fresh cranberries or rosemary.
What Champagne Do You Use For Mimosas
Dry or semi-dry sparkling wine will work great in mimosas. I also like to use Brut Champagne. You can read more about The Best Champagne for Mimosas here.
What is the Difference Between Cranberry Juice and Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Cranberry juice cocktail is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup.
Cranberry juice that is labeled 100% juice is sweetened with other fruit juices, such as apple or grape. You can also go to the health food section of the grocery store to grab “Just Cranberry Juice.”
Both cranberry juice cocktail and cranberry juice have the same amount of sugar content, but the type of sugar is vastly different. Cranberry juice cocktail is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (which has been linked to many health issues) and 100% juice is sweetened with natural sugar.
I opt for 100% cranberry juice but feel free to use whichever you prefer. Cranberries are naturally tart. To compensate for this, I add sweetener to the rim of the glasses to provide sweetness.
You can read more about Cranberry Juice vs Cranberry Cocktail here.
How Many Carbs Are in a Cranberry Mimosa?
This mimosa has 19 grams of carbs.
How Do You Serve Mimosas?
I like to add juice to the champagne glass or flute first and then top with champagne. This will ensure you get the bubble effect at the top of the glass.
Mimosa bars and carts are also super popular too. If you plan to entertain guests, you may want to serve them via a spread and bar. Check out How to Set up a Mimosa Bar here.
More Cocktail Recipes
Easy Cranberry Mimosa
- 1 teaspoon sweetener
- 1/2 fresh lime
- 2 oz cranberry juice
- 1 fresh rosemary sprig
- 3-5 fresh cranberries
- 4 ounces champagne
- Add 1/2 of the juice from the lime one side of the rimmer and the sweetener to the other.
- Dip the base of the champagne flute in the lime juice and then in the sweetener to line the glass.
- Pour the cranberry juice into the glass along with the remaining half of the lime juice.
- Add the champagne and cranberries.
- Garnish the glass with rosemary.