Cranberry Orange Mimosas With Triple Sec: Festive Brunch!

No festive holiday brunch is complete without mimosas! Sure, you could go with the old simple formula, but why not add a twist and serve these delicious cranberry orange mimosas with triple sec instead? They’re perfect for all your fall and winter get togethers!

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These cranberry orange mimosas, sometimes known as poinsettia cocktails with orange, are incredibly easy to throw together, but also very delicious! You can scale the recipe up or down from a breakfast for two to a brunch with the whole family with ease.

With just 4 ingredients (aside from any garnishes you’d like) you really can’t go wrong! It’s also very easy to modify if you can’t find certain ingredients or have preferences.

closeup of two cranberry orange mimosas in front of prosecco bottle

Then, just a quick blend and you’ve got a glass (or a pitcher) of mimosas perfect for brunch. With the festive flavors of cranberry and orange, they’re perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any brunch in between!

What You Need: Ingredients

ingredients to make cranberry orange mimosas with triple sec
  • 1 750-mL bottle Prosecco, chilled
  • 1 cup orange juice (pulp free)
  • 1 ½ cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • ½ cup triple sec 
  • Fresh orange slices and 2 Tbsp sugar for garnish (optional)

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • The Prosecco may be swapped for champagne or sparkling wine if preferred. You may also use regular white wine and sparkling cranberry juice
  • Cranberry juice cocktail offers additional sweetness. However, you can use 100% cranberry juice if you like your drink on the tart side
  • You can swap triple sec for any other orange liquor you like, such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or O3

How to Make Cranberry Orange Mimosas

  1. Combine all ingredients in a carafe or pitcher. Make sure to pour the prosecco slowly so it doesn’t foam too much
add all ingredients to pitcher
  1. Gently stir to mix the ingredients
gently stir ingredients together
  1. (Optional sugar rim) Run a cut piece of orange around the top edge of a champagne flute to dampen it. Then, turn the glass upside down onto a plate of granulated sugar to coat it
rub orange around rim and dip in granulated sugar
  1. Fill the champagne flute with the cranberry orange mimosa, and garnish with an additional slice of orange, cranberries, or a sprig of fresh rosemary if desired
overhead view of cranberry orange mimosas with orange slices and cranberry

For a single serving: Fill a champagne glass halfway with a 50/50 mix of orange and cranberry juice. Add 1 Tbsp triple sec, and then fill to the top with prosecco.

What to Serve With Cranberry Mimosas

  • Bruschetta
  • Baked brie
  • Chips and salsa
  • Salted nuts
  • Quiche
  • French fries
  • Salad
  • Eggs benedict
  • Sweet pastries
  • French toast casserole
  • Hash browns
  • Smoked salmon
  • Bacon
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Flatbreads
  • Cheesecake
  • Sliders 
  • Fresh fruit
  • Yogurt
  • Avocado toast
  • Baked eggs

There are so many great things you can serve with mimosas, depending if you’re looking for breakfast or brunch items.

Try my cranberry orange mimosa recipe alongside my Air Fryer Cranberry Brie Bites for the perfect compliment! They’re also great with other brunch favorites, like my easy Air Fryer French Toast Casserole, savory Air Fryer Ham and Cheese Quiche, Air Fryer Eggs Benedict, Air Fryer Avocado Toast, or Air Fryer Huevos Rancheros.

Recipe FAQs

What is the Best Alcohol For Mimosas?

The best alcohol for mimosas is champagne, prosecco, or cava. Any dry, sparkling wine will work well though.

You do not have to spring for a very expensive bottle either, as the fruit juices have a lot of their own flavor.

What Can I Use Instead of OJ in a Mimosa?

You can use any other type of fruit juice instead of OJ in a mimosa. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and lemonade are popular options.

However, nearly any juice or juice cocktail will work well, so feel free to swap the orange for anything else you like.

What is Triple Sec?

Triple sec is an orange flavored liqueur. It’s used in many cocktails, and boosts the orange flavoring of a drink when it is added.

There are many popular brands, but anything labeled as triple sec or as orange liqueur will deliver a similar result.

What is a Mimosa With Cranberry Juice Called?

A mimosa with cranberry juice is called a poinsettia cocktail. This is just the replacement of the orange with cranberry juice as an alternative.

There are many other variation names as well, each indicating the juice that is combined with the sparkling wine to form a mimosa.

Should Mimosas Be Brut or Dry?

Dry is best for mimosas, as the less sweet wine balances well with the much sweeter fruit juice.

Using a brut would make the cocktail very sweet overall. While it works fine for the mix, many find it too sweet to be enjoyable.

What’s the Difference Between a Mimosa and a Bellini?

The difference between a mimosa and a bellini is that a mimosa is made with juice, while a bellini is made with fruit puree. Both use the same base of sparkling wine or champagne.

The terms are often used interchangeably since the difference is somewhat minimal.

Pro Tips

  • Only make what you (and your guests) will consume at one time, so as to not lose all the carbonation
  • Feel free to adjust the proportions of juice to alcohol as you like. Everyone has different preferences as to how “strong” they like their drinks to taste, so tweak as desired!
two cranberry orange mimosas in fluted glasses surrounded by fresh orange slices and cranberries

Storage Tips

  • Store mimosas in a pitcher or carafe for serving. Do not leave it sitting out for longer than two hours (but feel free to refrigerate and come back for more later)
  • If you don’t use your whole bottle of prosecco, I highly recommend a champagne bottle stopper. They do an amazing job of preserving the bubbles until the next brunch!

More Recipes With Wine to Try

Final Thoughts

These cranberry orange mimosas are so easy to make, and with only 4 ingredients you don’t have to go overboard to enjoy. Triple sec adds an extra touch to the citrus flavor of this classic brunch cocktail.

Whether you call it a mimosa or a poinsettia cocktail with orange, this festive beverage is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and more.

Make it by the pitcher for brunch or just a couple glasses for your own celebration. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be delicious!

For another great winter flavor, make sure to check out my Jack Frost Mimosa recipe too!

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Cranberry Orange Mimosa Recipe With Triple Sec

With only 4 ingredients, these cranberry orange mimosas come together quickly and easily. They’re perfect for breakfast and brunch, and look great for the holidays!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6
Calories 195 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 750-mL bottle prosecco (chilled)
  • 1 Cup orange juice (pulp free)
  • 1 ½ Cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • ½ Cup triple sec
  • Fresh orange slices and 2 Tbsp sugar for rim (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine all drink ingredients in a carafe or pitcher. Make sure to pour the prosecco slowly so it doesn’t foam too much
    1 750-mL bottle prosecco, 1 Cup orange juice, 1 ½ Cups cranberry juice cocktail, ½ Cup triple sec
  • Gently stir to mix the ingredients
  • (Optional sugar rim) Run a cut piece of orange around the top edge of a champagne flute to dampen it. Then, turn the glass upside down onto a plate or bowl of granulated sugar to coat it
    Fresh orange slices and 2 Tbsp sugar for rim
  • Fill the champagne flute with the cranberry orange mimosa, and garnish with an additional slice of orange, cranberries, or a sprig of fresh rosemary if desired

Notes

  • The Prosecco may be swapped for champagne or sparkling wine if preferred. You may also use regular white wine and sparkling cranberry juice
  • Cranberry juice cocktail offers additional sweetness. However, you can use 100% cranberry juice if you like your drink on the tart side
  • You can swap triple sec for any other orange liquor you like, such as Grand Marnier, Cointreau, or O3
  • For a single serving: Fill a champagne glass halfway with a 50/50 mix of orange and cranberry juice. Add 1 Tbsp triple sec, and then fill to the top with prosecco
  • Only make what you (and your guests) will consume at one time, so as to not lose all the carbonation
  • Feel free to adjust the proportions of juice to alcohol as you like. Everyone has different preferences as to how “strong” they like their drinks to taste, so tweak as desired!
  • Store mimosas in a pitcher or carafe for serving. Do not leave it sitting out for longer than two hours (but feel free to refrigerate and come back for more later)
  • Exact nutritional values will vary based on brand of ingredients, any garnishes added, and quantity consumed, so please consider this a guideline only

Nutrition

Serving: 243.3gCalories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.1gSodium: 1566mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 26.5gCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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