Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa

As the holidays roll around, we’re all looking for that special drink to raise a toast to the season of joy and togetherness. Enter the Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa—a delightful concoction that effortlessly combines elegance with simplicity. Also known as the Poinsettia Drink, this effervescent cocktail is perfect for holiday brunches, Christmas dinners, or any festive gathering. Let’s dive into the magic behind this holiday crowd-pleaser.

Why Choose a Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa?

So, what makes this cocktail the talk of the holiday season? It’s simple: the Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa is easy to make, requiring just three key ingredients. It also offers a refreshing twist to the traditional champagne toast. Think of it as a more vibrant, more flavorful, and certainly more Instagrammable version of your regular glass of bubbly.

Cranberry Mimosa

Cranberry Mimosa Cocktail Recipe

Elevate your holiday celebrations with a Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa, also known as a Poinsettia Drink. This effervescent cocktail is a refreshing blend of just three key ingredients: champagne, cranberry juice, and a splash of orange liqueur. It's an effortless yet delightful alternative to your regular glass of champagne. Cheers to making your gatherings extra special!

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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients – What’s in it?

Adjust Servings 1 serving

Instructions – How to make it:

  • Combine Flavors: Pour the orange liqueur and cranberry juice into a champagne flute.
  • Top It Off: Carefully fill the flute with champagne, avoiding overflow from the bubbles.
  • Savor Immediately: Your Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa is best enjoyed right after preparation.

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Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Course Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine Beverage, Cocktail, Drinks
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Ingredient Spotlight

Orange Liqueur

Orange liqueur, such as Cointreau, adds a citrusy zing to the cocktail. It complements the tartness of the cranberry juice while adding a touch of sweetness. A classic in many cocktail recipes, orange liqueur is a versatile ingredient that can elevate the flavor profile of your drink.

Cranberry Juice Blend

The cranberry juice blend is the soul of this cocktail. It brings a unique tartness and a vibrant red hue that’s visually appealing. Opt for a cranberry juice blend or a cranberry cocktail juice for a balanced flavor. The cranberry also offers a nod to the holiday season, making it thematically perfect.


Champagne is what transforms this drink into a celebration in a glass. Its effervescence adds a layer of sophistication while lightening the overall taste of the cocktail. Go for a well-chilled demi-sec for a slightly sweet note or a brut champagne if you prefer something less sweet.

The Sparkling Cranberry Mimosa is more than just a cocktail; it’s a celebration of the holiday spirit in liquid form. Simple to make yet wonderfully complex in flavor, it’s the perfect addition to your holiday menu. So this season, let’s raise our flutes to good times, good company, and great cocktails. Cheers! 🥂🎄