You’re either a Mimosa person or a Bloody Mary person when it comes to Brunch Beverages. But we have a feeling all the Bloody Mary people will convert to Mimosas when they try this amazing Cranberry Orange Mimosa recipe! The natural flavors of the cranberries, fresh squeezed lemon and oranges truly bring this mimosa to the next level of delicious. Tina Marie aka the The Gluten Free Foodsmith created this recipe for our Holiday Blogger Challenge. Her entry in the beverage category caught our eye and our taste buds and is now one of our favorite boozy brunch beverages!
Cranberry Orange Simple Syrup:
In a small-medium sized saucepan combine frozen cranberries, orange juice, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and orange zest and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid has reduced to about half. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat and let cool. (Can store in a sealed jar for up to 3 weeks in the fridge.)
Cranberry Orange Mimosa
In a champagne flute or wine glass add cranberry orange simple syrup and lemon juice. Then layer orange juice and champagne. Garnish with frozen cranberries and orange slices.
Serve chilled with fresh orange slices and frozen cranberries.
Sugared rim: If you would like to have a sugar rim, simply roll the lip of the glass in cranberry simple syrup and then in sugar. The sugar will turn a pretty pink like the picture.