Mimosas & Mistletoe – A Drink Recipe for Christmas Brunch

Who wouldn’t like a celebration in every sip on a holiday like Christmas? For a show stopping brunch drink on Christmas day make this elegant Christmas Mimosa for your guests. Many hosts fall back on the traditional orange juice Mimosa, but there’s a lot more to Mimosa’s than just Champagne and OJ. This Cranberry Mimosa recipe is a refreshing holiday drink and is a nice alternative to the traditional Mimosa. It’s crisp red color fits right in with a Christmas color palette.

Christmas Cranberry Mimosa Recipe


  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 4 ounces Champagne
  • A splash of orange liqueur
  • 1 spring of fresh rosemary
  • 2 or 3 (or more) sugared cranberries – find the recipe here


Pour cranberry juice into a Champagne flute and top with Champagne. Add just a splash of orange liqueur and drop in a few sugared cranberries. If you like garnish, try a sprig of rosemary. You can use sparkling wine like Prosecco in place of Champagne if you prefer. Some people say to pour a Spanish Cava claiming it’s even more refreshing and crisp.

Garnish with Rosemary Sprigs

Green Rosemary springs are a perfect accompaniment to this red Mimosa. The needles have a fragrant woodsy, evergreen, garden fresh smell. To prepare the Rosemary, wash it in cold water and rub it gently between your hands to loosen any dirt. Pat dry on a paper towel and trim with kitchen shears into individual sprigs. It’s not really a garnish you’d want to eat, but its variegated green needles look festive against the red cranberries.

Add a Sugar Rim to the Glass

The trick to adding sugar to the rim of the glass is to work quickly while rimming. To ensure the best results, prepare your glasses and all of the tools and ingredients you need before you begin. Pour a small amount of orange liqueur into a small dish and have sugar ready on a small tray or plate. First, dip the top of the glass in the orange liqueur. Next, roll the rim of the glass in the sugar. The deeper the liqueur and sugar the thicker the sugared rim on the glass. I like to refrigerate the glasses until it’s time to serve up the Mimosas.

Personalize the Champagne Bottle

It wouldn’t be the holidays without decorating everything in sight, including bottles of wine and Champagne. There are so many festive holiday themed labels to choose from. So why not make a personalized Christmas Champagne label by using our Christmas templates. They’re easy to personalize and add a bit of glam to ordinary bottles.

Christmas label Berries and Stars on a Champagne bottle with the wording, "May your holidays bubble over with joy".
Mistletoe and Mimosas saying on a Christmas Champagne label. Personalized Christmas drink labels are simple to make and are elegant party favors.

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