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Orange cranberry mimosa mocktail or cocktail recipe! A gorgeous and festive holiday drink for everyone in the family.
Happy holiday season, Rhubarbarians!
Today, I'm sharing a really awesome drink that everyone in your family will enjoy this Christmas, a cranberry mimosa. With alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. PLUS, 10 more recipes to make the ultimate vegan holiday menu!
Festive holiday drinks are a MUST for the holidays. They are amazing to enjoy while all that good food is cooking and everyone is getting settled in and friendly. It's not hard to step up your drink game and make it seem just that much more special. It's all about holiday flavors and garnishes. 🙂
There's this picture of me when I was a little girl with my family, and we are all holding up champagne glasses full of bubbly and all having a wonderful time. Mine was OBVS apple cider, but I remember always feeling so fancy when I got to have an "adult" beverage.
So, let's raise a glass to all the youngins, pregnant ladies, and non-alcohol drinkers out there! They deserve a special drink over the holidays too!
How to make an orange cranberry mimosa mocktail:
First things first, you'll want some champagne glasses for this. Bust out the fancy ones, it's Christmas! ?
Next, you'll want to sugar that rim. Pour some sugar onto a small plate so that it's at least 1/8" deep. You only need this a bit wider than the rim of your glass. Rub the rim of your glass with a slice of orange and make sure there is some juice on it. Then flip your glass over and dip the rim into the sugar. Turn the glass a bit to make sure you get it nice and sugary.
Add the fresh orange juice, cranberry juice, sparkling apple cider, and cinnamon. Then top with fresh cranberries, a cinnamon stick, and a rosemary stick for garnish. If you can fit an orange wedge in there that would be pretty too!
How to make an orange cranberry mimosa with champagne or prosecco:
Just follow the same steps as the mocktail, choosing a fancy glass and sugaring the rim. But, instead of apple cider you will use champagne or prosecco.
Top with the same garnishes and everyone will feel like they are drinking the same festive cocktail! But make sure you know whose is whose. 🙂
Variations on the orange cranberry mimosa:
There are a number of ways to switch this up and still have it be a delicious and festive holiday drink for everyone.
- Add a splash of vodka for a delightfully boozy mimosa.
- Use white wine or even rose instead of apple cider or champagne. It won't be fizzy, but it sure will be tasty.
- Try 7-up or Sprite rather than apple cider for more of a citrus flavor.
- Try a different flavor of sparkling cider. Cranberry cider or cherry cider would be amazing!
Orange cranberry mimosa mocktail or cocktail recipe! A gorgeous and festive holiday drink for everyone in the family
- orange slice and sugar for the sugared rim
- 1 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 oz cold sweetened cranberry juice
- 2 oz cold sparkling apple cider (I used Martinelli's)
- pinch of ground cinnamon
- fresh cranberries, cinnamon stick, and rosemary sprig for garnish (optional)
Sugar the rim of a champagne glass by wetting the rim with a slice of orange and dipping into a some white sugar.
Add the orange juice, cranberry juice, and sparkling apple cider to your glass. Top with a pinch of cinnamon and all the garnishes. Enjoy!
See variations for alcoholic and other options above in this post!
OK, now for all the recipes you need to create an amazing vegan holiday menu!
Let's start with the appetizers. There are a LOT! Because, the appetizers are the best part, right? ?
Vegan cream cheese ball from Vegan Blueberry
Vegan sausage stuffed dates from Thyme & Love
Vegan spinach dip with kale from Plant & Vine
Holiday baked vegan cheese with guava swirl from Very Vegan Val
Now for the main dish!
The BEST vegan lasagna from This Healthy Kitchen
Smoky white bean puree from Healthy Helper as a healthy mashed potato option
Vegan brussels sprouts salad from Healthy Midwestern Girl
And, we HAVE to have dessert. Mmmm....
Peppermint candy cane chocolate shortbread cookies from Woman In Real Life
Vegan gingerbread cake from Nutriplanet
Vegan candy cane truffles from Baked By Clo
Go check out all of these amazing recipes! Hope you all have a very happy and safe holiday season!
I hope you’ll give this holiday cranberry mimosa a try! Snap a pic and give me a shout on social media #Rhubarbarians!
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