A White Christmas Mimosa is a deliciously festive drink for celebrating the Christmas season. Stop dreaming of a white Christmas and make one!
This, in my opinion, is the perfect Christmas morning mimosa. It's festive, pretty, and not too boozy. It would be great for a party, too. It's something that you can sip on all night.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
It's easy to make. If you can pour a few ingredients into a glass, then you can make this drink.
It's very festive. White mimosa, red and green accents... could it be more festive?
It tastes great. This is a sweet and bubbly sip.
What is a White Christmas Mimosa?
A White Christmas Mimosa is a bubbly, sweet, and festive champagne cocktail that's perfect for sipping on Christmas morning or at a holiday party. It gets its name from the white (or clear) color imparted by white cranberry juice. Fresh red cranberries and green rosemary give a pop of festive color.
It's totally optional, but rimming your champagne flute with white granulated sugar adds another sparkly, festive touch. The sugar is both tasty and pretty, and also mimics the appearance of freshly fallen snow.
You only need a handful of ingredients to make this mimosa. See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.
- White cranberry juice: White cranberry juice helps to make this a White Christmas Mimosa.
- Orange liqueur: Whatever orange liqueur you use (I used inexpensive triple sec), make sure that it is clear.
- Bubbly: Use the bubbly of your choice!
- Garnishes (not pictured): You can garnish your champagne flute with a sugar rim, fresh cranberries, and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
Substitutions or Variations
- Use regular cranberry juice. If you use the regular (red) cranberry juice, you can make a Poinsettia Drink!
- Use a different kind of bubbles. Use champagne, prosecco, sparkling wine, etc. depending on your preferences.
How to make a White Christmas Mimosa
Step 1. Rim your champagne flute with sugar. Ultimately, this step is optional, but I think it's pretty.
Step 2. Add white cranberry juice to the glass.
Step 3. Add triple sec to the glass.
Step 4. Top everything off with bubbly.
Step 5. Garnish the champagne flute with fresh cranberries and rosemary.
I'd recommend pouring the cranberry juice and triple sec into a number of glasses ahead of time, then topping them off with bubbly right before you're ready to drink.
Basically, you can use whatever you like: champagne, prosecco, sparkling wine, etc.
It would be delightful for most any occasion, but a few in particular come to mind: brunches, Christmas morning, or any time during the winter holiday season!
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White Christmas Mimosa
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
- 3 ounces white cranberry juice
- ½ ounce triple sec
- 3 ounces champagne see notes
- fresh cranberries and rosemary for garnish
- Pour the water onto a small plate; spread the sugar onto another small plate.
- Dip the rim of the champagne flute into the water, then dunk the moistened rim into the sugar, coating the rim with the sugar.
- Pour the white cranberry juice into the champagne flute, followed by the triple sec.
- Top everything off with bubbly.
- Garnish the flute with fresh cranberries and a sprig of fresh rosemary.
- You can use any kind of bubbly that you like: champagne, prosecco, sparkling wine
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.