Pomegranate Mimosa

Nothing screams Christmas brunch more than a Pomegranate Mimosa. The light, bubbly, and sweetness this drink offers is perfect to sip while enjoying Christmas Monkey Bread or an amazing egg omelet. Our recipe is personalized for one serving, but seriously… who stops at one? Pace yourself or don’t – that decision is entirely up to you.

Pomegranate Mimosa on a table with holiday decorations

I am down for a mimosa pretty much everyday of the week. It is one of my favorite cocktails of all time. I’m also a sucker for cranberries and pomegranates, especially around the holidays. What’s better than mixing a few things that I love?? The colors are beautiful and the taste is even better. The sprig of rosemary gives it just a slight hint of floral that makes this drink perfectly festive.

Why are mimosas called Mimosas?

Mimosas are named after the mimosa plant! When you mix champagne or sparkling wine and orange juice it creates a light orange color that closely resembles the color of the flower.

What champagne do you use for mimosas?

When you think of a mimosa you usually think of champagne. Fortunately, you do not only have to use champagne to create this delicious drink! A prosecco or a cava are also great options to use when making a mimosa.

Can I premix mimosas?

Absolutely! You can premix mimosas in a pitcher if you would like. However, we recommend making each mimosa individually if possible! This allows each person to customize the champagne to juice ratio! Also, flat champagne is not nearly as tasty.

Ingredients for a pomegranate mimosa

Ingredients for our Pomegranate Mimosa:

  • Champagne
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Rosemary Sprig
  • 1 Pomegranate

How to make our Pomegranate Mimosa:

One special touch we love adding to this festive drink is sugar on the rim! All you need to do is wet the rim of a flute with a damp cloth, making sure there are no drips.

Sugar on a plate to rim a champagne glass

Place sugar, either cane sugar or turbinado, on a flat plate. Once the rim is wet, dip in the sugar and spin the glass. Pull straight up and there ya have it!

Sugar rimmed champagne glass with sugar and pomegranates for a pomegranate mimosa

Place approximately 1 TBS of pomegranate seeds in the bottle of the flute.

Champagne glasses with pomegranate and rosemary for a pomegranate mimosa

Add 1/4 cup of the cranberry pomegranate juice to the flute.

Top with champagne and garnish with a sprig of rosemary!

Enjoy!

Pomegranate Mimosa on a festive holiday table

As delicious as this is, sometimes there is an ulterior motive for a bubbly, little cocktail before noon. Holidays equal lots of family time, and sometimes with family, well, it makes a drink necessary! Am I right?? Treat yourself to one (or three) Pomegranate Mimosas and I promise It’ll dull the roar of Aunt Alice talking non-stop about what your decor is missing. You’re welcome 🙂

Yield: 4 servings

Pomegranate Mimosa

Pomegranate Mimosa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Champagne
  • 1/2 cup Cranberry Juice
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs
  • 4 TBS Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. OPTIONAL: Sugar rim of glass as explained above first.
  2. Place 1 TBS of pomegranate seeds in the base of the glass.
  3. Pour champagne in glass leaving room for juice
  4. Top with cranberry juice
  5. Garnish with a spring of rosemary.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)



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