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Christmas Cranberry Mimosas for a Crowd

Making these Christmas Cranberry Mimosas for a crowd will result in very happy guests. These pitcher mimosas are full of tart cranberries. The sparkling hard cider and triple sec help bring everything together.

a close up photo of tow cranberry mimosas with cranberries and rosemary

Christmas Mimosa

You no longer have to make one drink at a time, you can make this pitch mimosas recipe. Your guests list will be excited to enjoy a Christmas themed drink. You can also sit down and drink it with them because you’ll be making this drink by the pitcher! You may be surprised as to how easily this drink goes down.

If you’re thinking hard about WHAT drink to serve to your guests this holiday season, this adult drink is the winner. You can make a whole pitcher of these mimosas in 10 minutes or less. Now that is a win-win for all the thirsty people in your house. You get to spend more time socializing with the people you love to be around.

Ingredients to make Christmas cranberry mimosas

What You’ll Need

  • Gold Sanding Sugar – The mimosas have to be pretty and this gold sanding sugar will help!
  • Triple Sec – If you’ve never used Triple Sec in your brunch mimosas, you’re in for a treat.
  • Cranberry Juice – This is the perfect ingredient around the holidays.
  • Sparkling Hard Cider – Oh, you’ll be glad you have sparkling hard cider on hand.
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs – You’ll want to have this for garnish
  • Fresh cranberries – These fresh cranberries will help you complete this drink.
dipping the rim of a champagne glass in gold sanding sugar to coat

How to Make a Pitcher of Mimosas

  • Start making the Christmas Cranberry Mimosas. Wet the rims of two champagne glasses with triple sec and then dip in the gold sanding sugar to coat. Add crushed ice to each glass.
  • You’ll want to start adding the juice to the drink. Add the cranberry juice into a pitcher filled ¾ of the way with crushed ice.
  • Add the fresh cranberries! Add in the sparkling hard cider and 1 cup of the fresh cranberries.
  • Finish the mimosas. Garnish with a fresh rosemary stem and fresh cranberries.
Two cranberry mimosas garnished with cranberries and rosemary

FAQs and Tips Section

  • What’s in a classic mimosa? A classic mimosa has orange juice and sparkling wine.
  • What do I serve the mimosas in? Champaign flutes work awesome for this drink. You can buy these on Amazon. Go for plastic Champaign flutes or the glass if you have no other options.
  • How can I garnish the rims? If you’d like to take these Christmas Mimosas to the next level, then garnish the rims. You can do this by adding a little water around the rims and then dipping it in sugar. King Arthur Flour Sparkling White Sugar is an excellent choice for this occasion!
  • Can I use frozen cranberries? For this drink recipe, fresh cranberries are best, but you can use frozen cranberries if you’d like!

How to Store

You can pre-make these mimosas 24 hours in advance. Sparkling hard cider will stay bubbly for 24 hours after opening it and mixing it into the mimosas.

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Christmas Cranberry Mimosas for a Crowd

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Making these Christmas Cranberry Mimosas for a crowd will result in very happy guests. These pitcher mimosas are full of tart cranberries. The sparkling hard cider and triple sec help bring everything together.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Ingredients

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  • ¼ cup Gold Sanding Sugar
  • ¼ cup Triple Sec
  • 3 cups Cranberry Juice
  • 2 cups Sparkling Hard Cider
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs, for garnish
  • 1 ½ cups fresh cranberries, divided

Instructions

    1. Wet the rims of two champagne glasses with triple sec and then dip in the gold sanding sugar to coat. Add crushed ice to each glass.
    2. Add the cranberry juice into a pitcher filled ¾ of the way with crushed ice.
    3. Add in the sparkling hard cider and 1 cup of the fresh cranberries.
    4. Garnish with a fresh rosemary stem and fresh cranberries.
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Christmas
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 124
  • Sugar: 21
  • Sodium: 8
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 24
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 0
  • Cholesterol: 0

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