Start your Christmas morning on a high note with this delicious Christmas mimosa recipe. Create a sparkling and flavourful drink that will kick-start your Christmas day in the most festive way possible. Get ready to raise your glass and toast to a joyous holiday season!
I love opening a bottle of fizz on Christmas morning, it really starts the day off right! This easy Christmas mimosa is the perfect Christmas morning cocktail and it’s easy to whip up.
How to Make
Substitutions and Variations
Making Ahead Options
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Why you’ll love this Christmas mimosa recipe
Christmas morning cocktails are the perfect way to start your holiday season. This Christmas mimosa recipe is simple and easy, you’ll be whipping it up for your friends and family in no time.
Making a mimosa is a great last-minute gift if you’ve forgotten someone! Everyone loves sipping on this light fizzy drink.
Christmas Mimosa Ingredients
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Sharp and tart, cranberry juice is the perfect Christmas flavour and makes this Christmas mimosa the best Christmas morning cocktail.
Prosecco or Champagne
I love fizz, you can use whichever your favourite is for this drink. If you’re celebrating or feeling fancy, you can use champagne but if you’re feeding a large family then use Prosecco.
Rosemary and frozen cranberries for decoration
The final touches are what make this Christmas mimosa recipe the perfect morning cocktail. You can use frozen cranberries as to cool your drink and as a tasty treat. Once they have defrosted, they’ll have soaked up some of the mimosa drink too. Rosemary sprigs make a great garnish too.
How to make Christmas mimosa – step by step
Making a Christmas mimosa is easy. Start by adding cranberries and rosemary into your glass.
Pour about 1/3 of the glass full of cranberry juice and top with the fizz of your choice.
Keep your fizz in the fridge to ensure perfectly cool christmas mimosas.
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Frozen cranberries not only add a beautiful splash of colour but also help keep the Christmas mimosa cold. Plus unlike using ice the cocktail won’t be watered down as it melts.
Serving your Christmas cocktail with a sprig of rosemary is the ideal way to take this Christmas mimosa recipe to the next level.
Keep your prosecco or champagne in the fridge for perfectly cool Christmas morning cocktails.
Substitutions and variations
You can swap out your prosecco and make it champagne if you want something fancier in your Christmas mimosa recipe.
You can also make this a classic mimosa by swapping out the cranberry for orange juice.
Making ahead of time options – Christmas mimosa
Christmas cranberry mimosas are best when made and served fresh, otherwise, your fizz might go flat. You can prep your cranberries and rosemary sprigs and cool your glasses before you’re ready to serve.
How do you set up a Christmas mimosa bar?
You can set up a Christmas mimosa bar by prepping your glasses with cranberries and rosemary garnish. The you’ll want to get our your cranberry juice and orange juice and leave space for a couple of bottles of fizz, which should have been properly chilled the night before.
What type of alcohol is in a mimosa?
The alcohol in a mimosa is a fizzy wine, like prosecco or champagne. It’s light and good for a morning cocktail.
What’s the difference between mimosa and champagne?
A mimosa has juice mixed with the fizz whereas champagne is an expensive fizzy wine from a specific region in France.
Do mimosas have Prosecco or champagne?
Mimosas traditionally have champagne but you can use any fizzy wine or non-alcoholic wine to make your mimosa.
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Christmas Mimosa Recipe
- 1 Champagne Glass
- 50 ml cranberry juice (a good splash, roughly 1.5oz)
- 150 ml Prosecco (or Champagne)
- fresh rosemary
- Frozen cranberries
- Add the decorations to the glass. Frozen cranberries will help the cocktail cold and add some beautiful colour.
- Add the Cranberry juice to the Champagne glass.
- Top up the glass with Prosecco (or Champagne) and serve.
- Use frozen cranberries to keep the cocktail cold and add a festive flair to the cocktail.
Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.