This vanilla cranberry mimosa recipe is perfect for winter brunches, Christmas, and holiday and New Year’s Eve parties! This cocktail recipe only requires 3 ingredients and is very easy to make.
Do your plans for the holidays include any parties? Because I have found the perfect winter party cocktail!
I think every year I host some kind of holiday gathering. Whether it’s for book club or my family, I love any excuse to have guests over. Thankfully, the holidays give you many reasons to invite over your friends and family.
I also love making fun cocktails specifically for my gatherings. Sure, I could just open up some wine and leave it at that but I think it’s so much more fun to create a signature cocktail.
This year one of my signature cocktails is this fun and festive vanilla cranberry mimosa, made with sparkling wine.
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Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa
This super fun and easy cocktail consists of one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations – vanilla and cranberry. I often will order a cranberry and vanilla vodka when I am out on the town with my friends and that was the inspiration for this drink.
To prepare this easy winter drink, I like to use a cocktail shaker to chill the vanilla vodka and cranberry juice. If you don’t have one, no worries – just refrigerate all of your ingredients beforehand.
This cranberry mimosa is perfect if you’re looking for holiday drinks with vodka. Cranberry cocktails are fun year-round but they are especially great for Christmas.
Also, if you have a bottle of vanilla vodka laying around this is going to be your new go-to vanilla vodka cocktail.
Can this cocktail be made into a punch recipe?
Vanilla cranberry mimosas can easily be made into a holiday punch. All you have to do is multiply the cranberry juice and vanilla vodka by 6 and use an entire bottle of sparkling wine. From there, double or triple as necessary!
What sparkling wine should I use?
You can use champagne, prosecco, or cava in this drink. This guide to finding great sparkling wines that aren’t champagne is fantastic. I often use cava for sparkling wine cocktails because it is a little cheaper and just as delicious as champagne.
What Tools Do I Need?
You don’t need fancy tools for this recipe – just a cocktail shaker and some glasses. And if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, don’t fret.
A spoon works well too. (Stirred, not shaken!)
What type of glass should a mimosa be served in?
Speaking of glasses, you may be wondering what you should serve a vanilla cranberry mimosa in.
Champagne flutes are the go-to glass for mimosas. If you’re serving this cocktail at a party, you may want to consider getting plastic stemless flutes. There are a lot of really pretty options out there.
Another option is a wine glass. Again, I would recommend a plastic stemless glass for a party.
And if you’re in a pinch and you really want a cranberry mimosa, any old glass will do. Don’t forget – it’s your party.
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- 1 1/2 ounces of vanilla flavored vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice
- sparkling wine (champagne, prosecco, cava)
- fresh cranberries
- whole vanilla beans
- In a cocktail shaker, combine the vanilla vodka, cranberry juice and ice. Shake vigorously, then strain into a champagne flute. Fill the glass to the top with sparkling wine. Garnish if desired.
Garnish if desired with cranberries and whole vanilla beans.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 409 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 14g Protein: 1g
Looking for more fun and easy cocktails? Try my orange red wine spritzer
This apple cinnamon cranberry mimosa can easily be made into a fauxmosa!
or my recipe for winter sangria!