Prosecco and Cranberry Mimosa

Prosecco and Cranberry MimosasLast year for Friendsgiving I made Cranberry Jello Shots, and I decided to keep the cranberry tradition running for this year’s cocktail.

Prosecco Cranberry Mimosa, serves one.

Prosecco
cranberry juice
thyme
fresh cranberries

There is much debate on the proper proportions for a mimosa. I believe half Champagne, half juice is technically correct. In my opinion, the 2 parts Champagne (and in this case, Prosecco) to 1 part juice is the best version. It’s less sweet and deeeelicious.

Prosecco and Cranberry Mimosas Garnish with a few pieces of thyme inside the glass and a few cranberries on a stick.

Prosecco and Cranberry Mimosas Prosecco and Cranberry Mimosas Need a mocktail version? I’ve got you covered.

Choose between sparkling juice (I used peach) and ginger ale to replace the Champagne or Prosecco. These are great alternatives that still create a sparkling drink. Ginger ale is sweeter.

Prosecco and Cranberry Mimosas I always make the cocktail for our family Thanksgiving too. It’s so fun. I try a different one each year, and I like recipes like this that allow guests to serve themselves. Do you make cocktails for your Thanksgiving celebration? If so, share your traditions! I’d love to hear.

Cheers!! xo. Elsie

Credits// Author and photography: Elsie Larson. Photos edited with Stella of  The Signature Collection and Imogen of The Folk Collection

Prosecco Cranberry Mimosa

Ingredients

  • Prosecco
  • cranberry juice
  • thyme
  • fresh cranberries

Instructions

  1. There is much debate on the proper proportions for a mimosa. I believe half Champagne, half juice is technically correct. In my opinion, the 2 parts Champagne (and in this case, Prosecco) to 1 part juice is the best version.
  2. Garnish with a few pieces of thyme inside the glass and a few cranberries on a stick.
 

 

  • We also make cranberry mimosas, but we use homemade cranberry juice. You guys could do a post on homemade cranberry juice – it’s super easy and the results are delicious. Way less sweet than the store version (and you can sweeten to taste as well which is always nice).

  • I love these! They are my families’ traditional Christmas morning drink! I’m going to try adding the thyme this year, thanks for the idea!

  • We call these poinsettias- A Christmas morning tradition in my house! the thyme is a nice addition though!

  • This sounds great! I’ll have to give it a try for our Thanksgiving!

    Sarah
    thesurznickcommonroom.com

  • This just looks way too yummy. So can’t wait to try a variation!!

    xx Sarah | Loser Girl Wins

  • This looks delicious! I recently posted a recipe for a really similar Cranberry Mimosa, but I mulled the cranberry juice the same way you do wine – it’s amazing! And can be made in advance so is perfect for Thanksgiving as well.

    Check it out here: http://www.boxesandjars.com/spiced-cranberry-mimosa-2/

    Thanks!!!

  • So simple but sounds amazing and looks fantastic for the festive season. Will have to remember to make this xx

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  • Yum! I’ve never thought to use thyme in a cocktail. Well definitely being trying this one!

    Jenn Kelly
    thecremebruleeblog.com

  • Best holiday mimosa ever, I can’t wait to give this a shot. Though I will take champagne in pretty much any form…recently obsessed with Gloria Ferrer Rose. Crisp and a tiny bit sweet!

    <3 Jill @ Champagne for Everyday

  • This looks so good! Can’t wait to try the recipe.

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  • this looks so delicious!
    ps: of course i went to see the jello shots as well 🙂

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  • We have a christmas cocktail tradition of cosmopolitans.. don’t know how we got so fancy but I am not complaining! Lovely rercipe, I am so making this! Bec x
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  • This looks delicious! As we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Belgium, I might give this a try for our Christmas celebrations.

  • This drink has it’s own name – OJ and bubbly is a mimosa, cranberry and bubbly is a RED HEAD.

  • I love this, Cranberry-Raspberry juice is also delicious with Champagne or Prosecco. But my favorite for Thanksgiving is Pama (pomegranate liqueur) plus Champagne. And hot apple cider with Fireball and Sailor Jerry Rum on the side for guests to suit themselves.

  • THANK YOU for the mocktail version! It’s tradition for my family to make mimosas on Christmas, and I was a bit side I couldn’t participate this year due to my pregnancy. Butttt I am pretty sure this mocktail is gonna make up for it 😉

  • It seems delicious. I will give it try :).
    Thanks for sharing.
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  • I can’t believe I never thought of putting these two together! I bet they’d be so delicious. Now, I must go try this recipe.

  • Such a perfect holiday combination! I am definitely going to be trying this out for my friends and I. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Eeeeek this has made me feel all christmassy 🙂 Looks so pretty and sounds delicious!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

  • You guys inspired me to try a nonalcoholic version of this drink with ginger beer last week for my Thanksgiving shoot. Thanks for introducing me to the wonder that is ginger beer! 😉

  • Yes! Gotta have a signature cocktails at Holiday gathering. And it must be something guests can serve themselves. Last year I did cranberry margaritas (I just made a big pitcher) and this year I’m making a big batch of apple cider sparkling sangria!

  • Mocktail version sounds interesting…will try soon..

    xo
    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • This looks so scrummy!

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  • Aww, this is such a simple but brilliant idea! Plus, it should be easy to tackle for a larger group of people, rather than trying to make super fancy cocktails for 12.

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • At the restaurant where I used to be a bartender, we called cranberry mimosas “poinsettias” 🙂 Though yours look MUCH fancier than the ones we served, lol!

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