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Cranberry Orange Mimosa

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In my house, now that all my kids are older, we like to kick off our holidays with a simple brunch and, of course, a mimosa! A Cranberry Orange Mimosa is the perfect choice for any fall occasion, but it’s especially delightful on Thanksgiving.

I actually came up with this drink one Thanksgiving morning a couple of years ago. I always make homemade cranberry sauce but of course hardly anyone eats it so as I was drinking my ordinary mimosa with orange juice I spied the cranberry sauce on the counter.

cranberry orange mimosa in champagne glass

Hmmm I thought, wouldn’t that be yummy if I just added a little spoonful of that to this drink and voila! That’s how I came up with the Cranberry Orange Mimosa!

You don’t have to make your cranberry sauce from scratch, but I have to say, it’s incredibly easy and affordable, especially during the holiday season.

Cranberries are readily available, and I love stocking up when they’re on sale. They make fantastic garnishes and even double as festive mini ice cubes!

You can always buy a can of whole cranberry sauce. Now usually I don’t mind buying the generic brand but this is one thing where I would buy only Ocean Spray. The other brands don’t have nice whole berries in them. Make sure you get whole berry not jellied cranberry sauce!

Now, let’s dive into how to make this delightful Cranberry Orange Mimosa.

Cranberry Orange Mimosa Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 oz Orange Juice (Freshly squeezed if you’re feeling fancy!)
  • 1 glass Champagne (I prefer Korbel)
  • Garnish:
    • 1 small slice of orange
    • 2 fresh cranberries (You can freeze these to keep your drink cold)
    • 1 small sprig of rosemary


  1. Preparation:
    • Gather all your ingredients and equipment, including a tall champagne glass.
  2. Cranberry Base:
    • Begin by putting 3 teaspoons of cranberry sauce into the bottom of your champagne glass.
  3. Add Orange Juice:
    • Pour about one inch (approximately 1 ounce) of orange juice into the glass.
  4. Pour Champagne:
    • Slowly fill the glass with your choice of champagne. I usually go for Korbel, but you can use your favorite brand.
  5. Garnish:
    • If you want to add an extra touch of elegance, garnish your Cranberry Orange Mimosa:
      • Place a small slice of orange on the rim of the glass.
      • Drop in 2 cranberries, which can also serve as charming ice cubes.
      • For a final touch, add a tiny sprig of rosemary to each glass for a beautiful presentation.
  6. Serve Immediately:
    • Your Cranberry Orange Mimosa is now ready to be enjoyed. Serve it up to your friends and family and savor these special moments together!

One wonderful drink in less than five minutes on a holiday is always a winner for me!!

cranberry orange mimosa


Well I hope you enjoy this Cranberry Orange mimosa drink! It’s a simple yet delicious drink that can be used for any occasion, whether it’s brunch with friends or just toasting a special moment.

I love how easy it is to make this drink and the unique flavor combination of cranberry and orange that’s so perfect for fall! Now, let’s get ready to cheers our glasses together and enjoy some good times! 

cranberry orange mimosa

Cranberry Orange Mimosa

A delightful mix of sweet cranberry sauce, orange juice and champagne. The use of whole cranberry sauce gives this drink a yummy twist and layers with the orange juice to look beautiful for your holiday brunch or anytime you desire! Garnish with a mini slice of orange, frozen cranberries and a sprig of rosemary to get you in the festive mood! One bottle of champagne should get you 6-8 mimosas!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • 1 Tall champagne glass


  • 3 Tsp Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Oz Orange Juice Fresh Squeezed if you're trying to be fancy!
  • 1 Glass Champagne I use Korbel


  • 1 Small Slice of Orange
  • 2 Fresh Cranberries You can freeze these so they serve as ice cubes to keep your drink cold
  • 1 Small Sprig of Rosemary


  • Put 3 teaspoons of cranberry sauce in the bottom of your glass
  • Add about one inch of orange juice which should be about an ounce
  • Slowly pour champagne to fill the glass
  • Garnish with a small slice of orange on the rim of the glass
  • Add 2 cranberries and rosemary if you desire
  • Serve immediately
Keyword cranberry orange mimosa, fall cocktails, mimosa, thanksgiving cocktail
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