Christmas Morning Mimosas.
[you can find these champagne flutes here!]
Determined to get you in the holiday spirit, I’m serving you a cocktail so full of festive sparkle that you can’t resist.
I have a ridiculously, embarrassingly easy recipe for you today, but it brings me so much joy that I couldn’t NOT share it! If you’ve been following along with my 12 days of Christmas videos, you probably know that last year, I shot this recipe at the last minute and the photos were a mess. It wasn’t something that I could reshoot and I was just… DONE with 2015 at that point, so I figured that I’d wait a year and see if I still was into the drink.
Spoiler alert: I am! Woohoo.
Aren’t these just adorably fun and cute?
I don’t love mimosas with orange juice (unless it’s blood orange) and often prefer them with grapefruit juice over anything else. And while I never drink cranberry juice on its own, I love the mix of the juice with the champagne. It’s the perfect combo of tart and sweetness.
The rosemary is just a garnish, so don’t freak. Your drink won’t taste like rosemary.
The sugared cranberries are also really just a garnish and you drop them in right before serving. You can eat them if you want to be a rebel.
Do you have any Christmas morning traditions? Eddie and I are still working on our own, especially since Max is only two. But growing up, we’d wake up to a huuuuge hand written letter from Santa (the year that we got our first computer, Santa TYPED his letter which was so insane! omg!), my dad would read it, and inside the letter it would tell us which wrapping paper belonged to my brothers and me.
We’d open gifts and just hang out for the entire morning in front of the Christmas tree with Christmas music playing. It was the best.
This year, our morning will probably be similar here, but just with the three of us. Eddie has already been lighting the trees and turning on Christmas music every morning. I’m thinking of doing cinnamon rolls or something and then – mimosas for us!
It’s like a Christmas present for you wrapped up in a champagne flute. How fun!
- 1 (750mL) bottle champagne
- 3/4 cup cranberry blood oramge or pomegranate juice (your preference!)
- rosemary springs for garnish
- sugared cranberries for garnish
- 4 ounces fresh cranberries
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup water
Add an ounce or so of juice to the bottom of a champagne flute. Fill it up with champagne, garnish with rosemary and sugared cranberries, and serve!
Add 1 cup of the sugar and the water to a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and bring the mixture to a boil, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes. Set it aside until it is cool enough to touch. Once the syrup is cool, either dunk the cranberries in it or pour the liquid over top of them in a bowl. Place the remaining sugar on a plate. I find the cranberries stay the prettiest if you try to remove any syrup “globs” and roll them in sugar one at a time.
And we shall have the merriest house in all the land.