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Christmas Morning Cocktail: Mimosas!

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Make your morning merry and bright with a Christmas Morning Cocktail! This easy Christmas mimosa is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or at a party. You’ll want to make this cheery cocktail all year long.

two red cocktails in champagne flutes garnished with cranberries

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I’m calling this a Christmas morning cocktail but you don’t have to limit them to morning time. The holidays are full of opportunities to enjoy festive cocktails – at bruch, at a gift exchange, a cocktail party…whenever you want to kick up some holiday spirit.

Though typically made with a citrus juice, this mimosa is made with Prosecco (or champagne) and cranberry apple juice. For variety, you can also add a splash of orange juice or pineapple juice.

Slightly sweet and tart from both the juice and Prosecco, this is a stunning Christmas morning cocktail. The garnishes not only add a fun touch, but the cinnamon stick leaves a hint of cinnamon to the drink. It is extremely delicious so do not skip the cinnamon sticks!

You could also easily make a virgin option for the kids and non-drinkers with sparkling white grape juice in place of the Prosecco.

Why you’ll love this Christmas morning drink

  • It’s simple! With only two ingredients, you can make them by the glass or by the pitcher.
  • It’s delicious – not at all a strong cocktail, this mimosa is perfect for sipping on.
  • Readily available ingredients – you probably already have your favorite Prosecco and juice on hand.
  • You can easily adapt them for the kids so they can feel fancy, too.
closeup shot of a red christmas cocktail garnished with cranberries and rosemary

Tools found on Amazon to help you

  • Champagne Flutes – These are stemless and plastic but still look classy.
  • Mixing Spoons – These are so pretty to mix up your drinks.
  • Cinnamon Sticks – These are easy to find at the market, but you can order them in bulk.

Ingredients for this Christmas morning cocktail

Below is a list of ingredients and possible substitutions. Scroll all the way down for the full recipe card with measurements.

Prosecco – Use your favorite brand of prosecco or champagne. If you want to make them virgin, use sparkling white grape juice.
Cranberry Apple Juice – I personally like Old Orchard brand, but use your favorite.
Fresh Cranberries – Cranberries are seasonal. Pro tip: grab an extra bag while they’re available and throw them in the freezer for when you need them in the off-season.
Rosemary Sprigs – Fresh rosemary has evergreen notes making it perfect for the holiday season.
Cinnamon Sticks – The cinnamon sticks infuse into the drink for just a touch of cinnamon flavor.

cran apple juice, prosecco, and cinnamon sticks to make christmas cocktails

How to make a Christmas Morning Mimosa

STEP ONE: First, fill your glass halfway with Prosecco then finish it off with cranberry apple juice, leaving room for garnishes.

STEP TWO: Garnish with fresh cranberries, a rosemary sprig, and cinnamon sticks to the glass and serve.

That’s it!

If you’d like to serve by the pitcher, the ratio for this mimosa is 50% Prosecco or champagne and 50% Cranberry Apple Juice so you can adjust accordingly.

What to serve with Christmas Mimosas

In the morning

If you’re serving this cocktail first thing in the morning while watching presents get unwrapped, pair it with a warm slice of cinnamon quick bread or a raspberry thumbprint donut.

For brunch

If you’re serving the mimosa for brunch, it pairs nicely with a ham and potato breakfast casserole, crescent roll breakfast pizza, or eggs benedict casserole (made easy in the crockpot!).

In the evening/at a party

If you’re serving them at a cocktail party, pass some apps like cheesy asparagus puffs, baked brie with pecans and honey, 3 ingredient pineapple teriyaki meatballs, or macaroni and cheese flatbread.

red christmas mimosas surrounded by cinnamon sticks and cranberries

Possible Substitutions/Additions

  • If you don’t like Prosecco, you can use your favorite champagne.
  • If you’re serving kids or non-drinkers, you can use sparkling white grape juice instead.
  • If you don’t like cranberry-apple juice, straight cranberry juice will work.
  • To switch it up a bit, add a splash of pineapple juice or orange juice to your glass.

How to store Christmas Cocktails

How long with Christmas Cocktails last in the fridge?

Because I generally make these cocktails by the glass, I don’t have leftovers.

If you prefer to mix it by the pitcher, I don’t recommend storing leftovers. Sparkling wine (and champagne) will quickly go flat when mixed with juices so plan accordingly.

Christmas Mimosas FAQs

Is it better to use Prosecco or Champagne in a Mimosa?

That is really a personal preference. Either can be delicious and affordable, so choose whichever you have on hand or whichever you like best!

How many cocktails can you make from one bottle of Prosecco?

Typically you can get 6-8 mimosas from one bottle of champagne/Prosecco.

What if I want to serve it to a crowd?

Want to turn this Christmas morning cocktail into a punch? Combine 4 cups of cranberry-apple juice with a full bottle of Prosecco or champagne into a large pitcher or a punch bowl. Top with the cranberries, rosemary, and cinnamon stick garnishes and serve with a ladle.

Keep in mind that the sparkling wine will go flat rather quickly. There’s nothing wrong with drinking it flat, it just doesn’t taste the same.

What if I need a Christmas mocktail?

To easily turn this cocktail into a mocktail, just replace the Prosecco/champagne with sparkling white grape juice and garnish the same. Easy!

Need more alcoholic drinks for Christmas morning? Try these:

Cranberry Prosecco Spritzer
Boozy White Hot Chocolate
Cranberry Orange Cider (add some champagne)
Hot Toddy
Christmas Cookie Cocktail

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Christmas Morning Cocktail

Melissa Williams
Make your morning merry and bright with a Christmas Morning Cocktail! This easy Christmas mimosa is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or at a party. You'll want to make this cheery cocktail all year long.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 39 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Prosecco chilled
  • Cranberry Apple Juice chilled
  • Fresh cranberries
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Cinnamon Sticks

Instructions
 

  • Fill your glass halfway with Processo. Fill the glass the rest of the way with the cranberry apple juice, leaving room for garnishes.
  • Add fresh cranberries, a rosemary sprig, and cinnamon sticks to the glass and serve.

Notes

The ratio for this mimosa is 50% Prosecco or champagne and 50% Cranberry Apple Juice. It depends on the size of the glass how much you end up using.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 39kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.

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