Orange Cranberry Mimosa Floats are so beautiful and festive for the holiday season! Just use your favorite bottle of champagne, add some cranberries, orange sherbet and a dash of cranberry juice.
There is no reason to limit yourself …have one for brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack. The sweet bubbly texture of the champagne is perfection with the sherbet. I don’t think I will be making another mimosa without turning it into a float…another yum situation!
Well, I guess 3rd time’s the charm in this recipe scenario. It took me 3 different days/photo sessions to finally get these pictures right. The first session was okay, but my pictures became lost on a cloud in space somewhere (only minor cussing involved).
Anyway, my second photo session was under complete duress. My 1 1/2 year old threw a major tantrum while I was trying to take pictures.
Let’s just say that the photos were not awesome. I kept running up and down from the basement trying to collect props while the sherbet kept melting more and more. Tic toc, tic toc, and we have another epic failure situation.
LOL…I don’t know maybe she did me a favor! Just another excuse to drink more mimosa floats. I love how this cocktail makes it socially acceptable to drink in the morning. 🙂
You would probably get a few comments/looks if you were to have a martini in the morning, but a mimosa is completely fine!
If you are looking for some other festive holiday cocktails, you should definitely check out 2 of my other all time favorites. These Salted Caramel Chocolate Martinis and Apple Cider Moscato Sangrias also happen to be our most popular recipes right now. What good taste you all have! 🙂
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- 1 Bottle of Champagne I used Moscato Pink Champagne
- 1/2 Gallon of Orange Juice
- Cranberry Juice
- Orange Sherbet
Add desired amount of Cranberries (around 1/8 C.) to the bottom of a wine glass or drinking goblet.
Fill glass halfway with champagne.
Add Orange juice; leaving enough room for sherbert.
Add a splash of Cranberry Juice.
Add around 1/2 C. of Orange Sherbet.
Garnish with fresh mint.
Beautiful drink! I’m serving it this year not only at Christmas, but at my New Year’s celebration! ?
Thanks Becky! Sounds like a great idea…I love how festive it looks for the holidays!
Blackberry Babe says
Gorgeous drink! I’d love one of these for New Years!
Thanks so much!
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
This is such a fun drink!! I need this mimosa at our Christmas party! Gorgeous photos too. 😉
Thanks…they would be perfect for a Christmas party! 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
This is gorgeous, Holly! Looks very festive, perfect for the holidays! It goes directly to my “must-try list”!
Justine | Cooking and Beer says
This is GORGEOUS! Love it for the holidays!
Thanks Justine! 🙂
This is such a beautiful holiday drink!
Maryanne @ the little epicurean says
Third time really is a charm. That second photo is gorgeous! This would be the perfect cocktail for a ladies holiday brunch 🙂
Thanks so much! It really is the perfect cocktail for the holidays or a night out with the girls!
amanda @ fake ginger says
Normally having to shoot something 3 times would drive me nuts but I wouldn’t mind drinking these 3 times! They look fantastic!
Thanks…I really did enjoy these 3 times!
Pam Greer says
What a gorgeous cocktail! I would love it if you would link it up to Tipsy Tuesday at Grey is the New Black.
Thanks Pam! I will look into doing that!
What a pretty picture, looks tart but also refreshing. I know 1/2 cup of orange sherbet is not a lot but just for me I would reduce it to 1/4 cup. Pinned and will try it another day.
Thanks Deborah! I think it would still be delicious with half the sherbet.