Cocktail of the Week: Cranberry Mimosa

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I’ve still got cranberry juice in the fridge and it’s still Autumn… So, I guess I better figure something out here, huh? I can’t use straight cranberry juice because that would pucker the face of anyone who drank it into some unimaginable nightmare. That is an easy enough fix with some simple syrup. But, what can I do with cranberry juice? Ah, I know, a mimosa!

The ingredients

The ingredients

Cranberry Mimosa

  • 1 part Prosecco
  • 1 part cranberry juice w/ simple syrup

Pour juice and syrup into flute glass, add Prosecco. Garnish with thyme and cranberries if desired (or you have them.)

Note: Only use simple syrup if you’re using 100% cranberry juice. If you bought regular cranberry juice, or as it is sometimes called cranberry cocktail, you don’t need to worry about sweetening it. I mixed the juice and simple syrup in with a 2:1 ratio.

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I had doubts about this cocktail. I couldn’t imagine how bad it would have been if I went with pure cranberry juice but with it sufficiently sweetened this turned out wonderful the dry Prosecco works well with the tartness of cranberries. This cocktail would be a perfect pair with fowl, so give it a try with your Thanksgiving dinner and let me know what you thought!