Mimosas with Cranberry Juice

This is a recipe for Mimosas with Cranberry Juice, It does have vodka but it’s without OJ. Keep reading to see how easy it is to make this flavorful cocktail. This is part of our Beverages Recipes Category.

This is an incredibly VERY EASY cranberry mimosa to make. It has a special additive of vodka with a touch of vanilla extract, topped off with Champagne.
Recipe for Cranberry Mimosa

Mimosas with Cranberry Juice Overview

Confidently make Mimosas with Cranberry Juice for any celebration or event. It is a Mimosa with Cranberry drink is created in an extremely easy fashion. You’ll find it’s very straight forward and simple. We’ve tested several changes of ingredients, along with different sequences of the steps. And, because of its impactful ingredients, we had to run the tests over a period of several weekends. LOL! This is absolutely the best method possible.

Best Cranberry Juice For Mimosas

The first stage of how to make a cranberry mimosa starts with using the best cranberry juice for Mimosas. For the popular drink, you’ll want to use an unsweetened cranberry juice. “Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice” or “365 brand of organic cranberry juice via Whole Foods” are good examples. And, Ocean Spray also has a diet cranberry juice shown as 5 calories per 8 ounces.

How much Mimosa per Person

The standard amount for one Mimosa per person that goes into a flute is about 4 ounces. However, for everyday celebrations or events, a bit more is an accepted volume per drink.

How many Mimosas per Person

That depends if you’re asking how much to make in a batch or if you’re asking what should be the amounts to control per person. So, this is dependent on how well you can manage your party for the intended duration, including the guests, which is also based on the type of celebration or event.

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Completed Cranberry Mimosa

Overall, a common volume of intake will be a minimum of 1-2 per person with a max of 3-4. It will also have an impact on whether you serve appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, or a meal.

Appetizers to Serve with Mimosas

This cranberry mimosa cocktail is very good alone but it serves better with some well deserved appetizers. Some excellent choices along those lines would be like some bagel crisps served with this real crab dip or liver pate served with Club crackers. Visit the appetizers section for other ideas.

This recipe is listed on our Christmas Dinner Meals Ideas article, where you’ll also see other traditional and non-traditional fun recipes for main courses, sides, appetizers, salads, and breads.

Are Mimosas Made with Champagne?

The actual mimosa is made with what is termed a “Sparkling Wine”. That includes items such as champagne, prosecco, or cava. Champagne is popularly the most common.

Traditional Mimosa

You can make the traditional mimosa quite easily. It’s a flute filled with 1/2 orange juice and finished with champagne (or other sparkling wine). So, who invented this drink?

Origin of Mimosa Drink

The origin of the mimosa cocktail drink is varied but there are several notations of 1921 in England and 1925 in France. Hitchcock popularized it somewhat in the 1940s but it didn’t become commonly popular in the United States until the 1960s. The name comes from a popular yellow-flowered Mimosa plant. Regarding cranberry juice, read more about the cranberry and its nutritional values.

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Add juice

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Measure other adds

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Pour into flute

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Top off with Champagne

Nutritional Values of Cranberry Mimosa

The nutritional values are shown in the <Print Recipe> option.


In conclusion, adding cranberry juice and vodka to your mimosa instead of orange juice makes for a delicious and festive drink. Not only is it tasty, but it’s also healthy and packed with antioxidants. So next time you’re planning a brunch or get-together, be sure to include this drink on the menu. And, it’s a classic tradition for weddings and New Year’s Eve celebrations! Here are some other related recipes you might like:

Recipe for Cranberry Mimosa

Recipe for Cranberry Mimosa

This is an incredibly VERY EASY cranberry mimosa to make. It has a special additive of vodka with a touch of vanilla extract, topped off with Champagne.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories: 109kcal


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  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1 oz vodka
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract or double amount vanilla flavoring
  • 2 oz champagne or any sparkling wine such as prosecco or cava
  • ¼ cup ice just for the shaker


  • Pour the cranberry juice, vodka, vanilla, and some ice into a shaker or blender. Then, shake or blend
    1 oz cranberry juice, 1 oz vodka, ¼ tsp vanilla extract, ¼ cup ice
  • Pour 2 ounces of the mixture (no ice, if using a shaker) into a champagne flute or wine glass.
  • Top it off with sparking wine, i.e., champagne, prosecco, or cava.
    2 oz champagne



Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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