cranberry mimosas
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Sparkling Rosemary Cranberry Mimosas

Lime juice, sugar, rosemary, cranberry, and prosecco come together to make a remarkably easy and wonderfully memorable holiday cocktail, guaranteed to bring smiles!

cranberry mimosas

If you’re bogged down in all things holiday planning – which is just guaranteed to be weird this year because of all the travel and gathering restrictions, so seriously, cut yourself a break! – then do I have the distraction for you in the form of this beautiful and delicious cranberry mimosa?

This might look a little Christmas festive – and I swear, I have worked really hard to stick to my fall ideas this month, even though around here the decorations have slowly been creeping up and the Michael Buble and Kelly Clarkson and Pentatonix and Lady Gaga and classic Frank Sinatra Christmas albums have been on repeat while I’ve been cooking. Come on, you know we’re all there, because we’re stuck at home and we need some cheer. And it’s okay. But as I was saying, while this may look a little Christmas festive, it’s perfect for Thanksgiving as well – because cranberries!

Let’s just take a look at the festiveness, shall we?

cranberry mimosas

This recipe owes a lot of its beauty to this great idea I picked up from this recipe over on Delish – threading a sprig of rosemary through a few cranberries for garnish. But I added an extra couple of sprigs of rosemary to the drink itself and let it permeate, and it adds a nice little bit of extra herby flavor. I also got the idea to rime the champagne flutes with lime and sugar there, which is essential! Cranberry juice can be extremely tart, and needs a little bit of sugar to sweeten things up.

Because of this, I swapped out the champagne in the traditional mimosa for Prosecco. Prosecco is aged using totally different grapes and a very different process from champagne, and has a much sweeter, lighter, frothier nature than champagne – which is a perfect pairing for the cranberry!

cranberry mimosas

These beauties certainly don’t hang around our house too long when I make them, and I’m looking forward to serving them up at our upcoming {limited and distanced} Thanksgiving celebration!

Oh hey, I’m also excited to be adding a fun new feature to the blog – new improved recipe cards! These recipe cards will let you print or pin the recipe easily, quickly convert to larger batch sizes, allows for measurement conversions, and gives you nutritional information to make the food choices you need! That’s helping me a lot lately. More on that later though – for now, cheers!

cranberry mimosas

Sparkling Rosemary Cranberry Mimosas

Lime juice, sugar, rosemary, cranberry, and prosecco come together to make a remarkably easy and wonderfully memorable holiday cocktail, guaranteed to bring smiles!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 131 kcal


  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup Prosecco (ish)
  • 6 ea fresh cranberries
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary


  • Wet the rims of two champagne flutes with the lime juice. Pour the sugar on a saucer or a shallow bowl and then dip the champagne flutes in the sugar to rime.
  • Pour about 1/4 cup cranberry juice into each glass. Top with Prosecco.
  • Add a sprig of fresh rosemary to each of the glasses.
  • Using a toothpick or skewer, poke holes in the cranberries. Thread a rosemary sprig through three cranberries for each glass.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 49mgSugar: 20gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
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I hope you like these new recipe cards. Now just bear with me as I go back through the blog and update all 250 or so of the old recipes…

This also works really well with my candied cranberries! You can candy the rosemary using the same technique and it comes out looking beautiful, as if it were just caught in a perfect sugar snowfall!

cranberry mimosas

Cheers, y’all! It might not seem like it if you watch the news, but we have a lot to celebrate!

How are you guys looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving?

About the ChefKristin

Career Army officer with a tendency toward workaholism. On the side, self taught cook, carpenter, and gardener, working to build a beautiful life for my family. Trying to tilt my balance in the right direction.

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