Cranberry Orange Mimosa Bellini

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Cranberry Orange Mimosa – this easy 3 ingredient champagne cocktail recipe is perfect for brunch or even as a bellini at a cocktail party!

Cranberry Orange Mimosa - this easy 3 ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for brunch or even as a bellini at a cocktail party!

What are your holiday traditions? Do you celebrate Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Or something else? Every year, I say I’m going to make latkes with Jordan at the beginning of Hanukkah, but I always forget until it’s too late. Even though we celebrate Christmas, I think it’s important to show Jordan the different celebrations that different religions and cultures do this time of year.

Growing up, I had a lot of Jewish friends. One of them had a Hanukkah party every year and we would all bring our cheese graters and make latkes together. I always had so much fun making and eating them, as well as the traditional cookies his mom made every year. (In fact, maybe you can help me: I am still trying to find a recipe for the chocolate ones she used to make. They were like chocolate meringues on the outside – crumbly and crisp – but the inside was gooey and fudgy, like a brownie. Any ideas?)

This year, since Hanukkah starts on Christmas Eve, I think that I’ll remember and have time to make latkes sometime during the 8 nights. It’ll be a fun evening for us once the hubbub of Christmas dies off. Right now, I’m running around crazy, trying to get all the last minute stuff for Christmas done. It doesn’t make it any easier that Jordan’s in school through December 22 this year. I know once we get to Christmas Eve, I’m going to be ready for a cocktail or five. That’s where this Cranberry Orange Mimosa recipe comes in.

I plan to drink a cranberry orange mimosa on Christmas Eve AND Christmas day. And then I’ll probably call them bellinis and drink them for NYE.

Cranberry Orange Mimosa - this easy 3 ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for brunch or even as a bellini at a cocktail party!

There’s something so special about drinking a mimosa for breakfast on a holiday, isn’t there? (Or, let’s face it, any day.) I feel like it’s the only day it’s really acceptable to have cocktails for breakfast (even though I *may* do it more often than once a year).

This champagne cocktail has only 3 ingredients: cranberry juice, orange juice, and sparkling wine. I love using Prosecco (La Marca is my favorite brand), but you can use champagne or any sparkling wine you love. You can make this cocktail one at a time (if, say, you’re the only one who drinks mimosas at Christmas #truestory) or you can make a pitcher if you are watering a crowd.

Basically, this mimosas recipe is just juice, which is healthy and has some good antioxidants (hello, cranberry) and vitamin C (um, OJ) so it’s health food.

Therefore, cranberry orange mimosa cocktails are acceptable all year long, at any meal. Or at least that’s what I’ll tell myself when I pour a second glass. 🙂

Cranberry Orange Mimosa - this easy 3 ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for brunch or even as a bellini at a cocktail party!

Three ingredients, no time at all, and delicious. This is a winner of a cocktail recipe!

Are you in love with champagne cocktails like I am? Then be sure and check out Lisa’s Strawberry Bellini recipe and Cathy’s Lemon Raspberry Champagne Float. You’re going to love them!

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Cranberry Orange Mimosa Bellini

Cranberry Orange Mimosa – this easy 3 ingredient cocktail recipe is perfect for brunch or even as a bellini at a cocktail party!

Ingredients:

For one cocktail:

  • 2 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • Champagne or Prosecco, to fill the glass

For a pitcher:

  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 bottle of champagne or prosecco

 

Directions:

  1. To make single cocktails: add juices to champagne flute, then top off with sparkling wine. Finish with a cranberry and orange slice.
  2. To make a pitcher: add juices to a pitcher, then add the bottle of sparkling wine. Garnish with cranberries and orange slices.

Notes:

Nutritional information shown is per serving based on using the ingredients listed for a pitcher of mimosas.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 drink or 8 drinks, Serving Size: 1/8 pitcher

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 111
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugar: 11g
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7 comments

  1. So many cranberry recipes lately! This seems like a super photogenic drink to serve for my girlfriends!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

  2. This looks like a drink I want to drink on every day, not just every holiday 🙂

  3. What a fun idea for Christmas morning! (or any morning? I jest)
    Cheers!

  4. I would LOVE to cheers you with one of these on NYE!! Perfection!

  5. I wouldn’t mind a glass or two of this cocktail to ring in the New Year

  6. Yum! I adore a good mimosa. Every week I post a Friday Favorites list, and this week in preparation of Mother’s Day, I am rounding up my favorite mimosa recipes, and I am going to link back to this one! Enjoy the rest of your week!
    -Cassandra
    http://www.littlegreenpear.com

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