Cranberry Mimosa

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Cranberry Mimosa (or a Poinsettia) is the perfect holiday cocktail. Serve this champagne cocktail at brunch, breakfast, dinner!

Cranberry Mimosa (or a Poinsettia) is the perfect holiday cocktail. Serve this champagne cocktail at brunch, breakfast, dinner!


I’m not sure if I have told you…but I love champagne. It’s one of my favorite things to drink. I celebrate with it, I end a week with it, I have it at a BYOB. Love it. Sometimes I think you need to doll it up a bit though to drink it – there is nothing more festive than a Cranberry Mimosa.

I have a list of reasons that a Cranberry Mimosa is my favorite to serve and drink at Christmas time. 1 – it’s not just for Christmas no matter what I just said. It makes a fantastic brunch drink, great for a shower of any kind – it really is versatile. 2 – it’s a cheap way to serve up the champagne! 3 – even my husband will drink it with me and he’s not always big on a glass of champs. So I always keep a little cranberry around in case I want to pop the cork (oh that lovely sound) and have a glass. He will join me if I make it a Cranberry Mimosa!

Some people may call this drink a Poinsettia. That’s fine! I, to keep it simple, just call it a Cranberry Mimosa – but whatever you call it – just enjoy it!

If you love drinking Cranberry Mimosa’s you should also try out:

Orange Absolution

Orange Absolution

 Moscato Citrus Berry Splash

Moscato Citrus Berry Splash

 Strawberry Bellini

Strawberry Bellini

Cranberry Mimosa

Cranberry Mimosa


  • Cranberry Juice
  • Sparkling White Wine (I like Spumante cause it has a little sweet to it but Brut would work too)
  • Optional green sugar for rimming glasses


  1. If rimming glass moisten glass and roll it in sugar
  2. Pour cranberry directly into fluted glass - fill about 1/3-1/2 of the way
  3. Top off with Sparkling Wine
  4. Serve Immediately

Cranberry Mimosa (or a Poinsettia) is the perfect holiday cocktail. Serve this champagne cocktail at brunch, breakfast, dinner!


  1. Cheers!!! Thanks so much for bringing this festive cocktail! Love it and hope to see you next week. warmest, Nic

  2. these look so refreshing!

  3. Hi! This looks so good and pretty easy. I do not drink much so I like that you mentioned it would be good for someone like me. 🙂 I was wondering if I could feature you in a ‘Christmas Party Drinks’ round-up on my Tips & Trickslinky party tomorrow on my blog (Gina’s Craft Corner)? I would include the picture and a link to your page. Just let me know. 🙂

    • Gina please do (include it I mean!) Yes, this is a great drink for people who don’t drink much because it’s only half champagne 🙂 So not even a full glass! Enjoy – I love it!

  4. I love this … simple yet perfect to share with friends a wonderful Christmas Eve! Thank you for saving my get together.

  5. So festive! I might try a non-alcoholic version. Very inspiring!

  6. This is a great idea! Very festive and looks very tasty as well!

  7. Would using pink champagne (sparkling wine) change the flavor?

  8. Hello,

    I am working on setting up an online boutique. I am in the process of writing some blogs that my audience would be interested in. The blog I am writing is called “10 Holiday Libation Ideas for Your Christmas Party.” I would love to feature one of your images in my blog (the Cranberry Mimosa). May I have permission to do so? Thank you for your consideration.



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