good eats | the perfect holiday cocktail… cranberry mimosa

Happy hour is officially calling!!  I’m making everything cranberry I can get my hands on this holiday season and next up, I’ve got this sweet little concoction called a Cranberry Mimosa. A seasonal spectacle worth sipping on, AND a great drink you can make bath-style for easy pouring and serving, too. The homemade cranberry syrup is something that would be a perfect topper for Christmas Day French Toast if you’re planning ahead on that front as well.
And yes, big thanks to my friends at Mackenzie-Childs for keeping my barware looking jolly + holiday party perfect with all my beautiful Courtly Check pieces…
Cranberry Mimosa by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Wine Cooler, Bar Tool Set, Cocktail Shaker, and Wine Glass.

Cranberry Mimosa

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup cranberry juice [I used cranberry cocktail]
1/2 cup sugar
3 thick orange slices
6 oz fresh cranberries [I like to freeze mine and then serve with the drink to help chill]
champagne or prosecco
DIRECTIONS
  • combine juice, sugar, orange slices and cranberries in a saucepan
  • bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes
  • remove from heat and press cranberries through a strainer discarding the skins/pulp + then cool completely
  • place 2-3 TBSP of cranberry syrup in a glass; top with bubbly + garnish as desired [rosemary is my fav holiday topper]
  • stir well before serving!

Have you made a cranberry mimosa before? What’s your favorite holiday drink to mix?  Let me know in a comment below!

1 Comment

  1. Melanie
    December 14, 2020 / 6:22 pm

    This looks so good! I’ll have to try it.

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