Bright, bubbly, and refreshing all apply to this tasty mimosa mocktail that kids and adults alike will love to enjoy during the holidays! It's also incredibly versatile, so you can modify it to make a delicious variety of mimosas - mocktails and cocktails!!
Serve this wonderful mocktail drink with some of my easy party appetizers to make any occasion memorable!
This delightfully refreshing and versatile mimosa mocktail can be enjoyed with any holiday or special occasion!
Every year, no matter which household my family and I spend the holidays in, having a festive drink is a must! From pouring sparkling apple cider for everyone to a crockpot full of deliciously spiced Russian tea to something more fun like this easy mimosa mocktail!
This incredibly versatile mocktail is the perfect drink for a special Christmas breakfast. Who doesn't love a great mimosa with an amazing holiday breakfast?! Serve it as-is for kids and adults, or top it off with some of the suggestions below!
When you're ready to celebrate New Year's Eve, grab your juice and get ready to be the hit of the party with this flavorful, bubbly mocktail! It's a tasty drink to start your 'Dry January' right and keep it going strong, too!
- Orange Juice - 1 ounce - You can use orange juice concentrate diluted 50/50 with 7Up, Sprite, or your favorite lemon-lime soda.
- Cranberry Apple Juice - 2 ounces, or 1 ounce each of apple and cranberry juice.
- Sparkling Apple Cider - 2 ounces of your favorite brand of sparkling apple cider. It's always Martinelli's ❤️ for me!!
- Optional Garnish - Orange slice and sugar for the rim of the glass, then a few fresh cranberries and an apple slice or two in the drink if desired.
🍸 How To Make A Mimosa Mocktail
Step 1: Sugar rim the glass (optional). To sugar the rim of your champagne glass, set out a small plate. Add enough granulated sugar so that you have about ⅛th of an inch of sugar to dip the glass into.
Wet the rim of your glass with an orange slice, then turn the glass and dip it into the sugar to coat the rim. Turn your glass to coat the rim evenly.
Step 2: Add the juice and sparking cider. I used cran-apple juice. However, you can also combine apple juice and cranberry juice (1 ounce each) along with 1 ounce of orange juice.
Step 3: Mix the chilled juices with a quick stir, then pour in 2 ounces of chilled sparkling apple cider.
Step 4: Optional garnish. Garnish with optional fresh cranberries and apple slices (cinnamon sticks and rosemary sprigs are also very festive), then serve.
🥂 Cocktail Tips & Variations
- The orange juice concentrate, combined with your favorite lemon-lime soda, adds a bit more citrus flavor to mocktail and cocktail versions.
- Substitute the sparkling apple cider for more lemon-lime soda to heighten the citrus flavor even more. Try other sparkling cider flavors. Martinelli's brand and Welch's fruit juice offer a variety of flavors.
- Sparkling cranberry cider or sparkling apple-cranberry cider are my two 'next-best' options to the sparkling apple cider called for here.
- Set out the juices and flavors of sparkling cider and let everyone make their own mimosa at a 'mimosa bar'!
- For alcohol versions: Swap champagne, prosecco, white wine, or rosé wine for the sparkling apple cider for a matching adult version to enjoy with kids! A simple splash of vodka will also work. Or, make a Long Island iced tea-style holiday cocktail by combining ½ ounce of each vodka, rum, gin, and tequila to replace the sparkling apple cider.
📖 Recipe Card
Mimosa Mocktail Drink
- 1 oz orange juice (or concentrate diluted 50/50 with 7Up or Sprite)
- 2 oz cranberry apple juice (chilled)
- 2 oz sparkling apple cider (chilled)
- orange slice and sugar (optional, for the rim of the glass)
- fresh cranberries (optional, for garnish)
- apple slices (optional, for garnish)
- If you would like to sugar the rim of your champagne glass, set out a small plate and add enough granulated sugar that you have about ⅛th of an inch of sugar to dip the glass into. Wet the rim of your glass with an orange slice, then turn the glass and dip it into the sugar to coat the rim. Turn your glass to coat the rim evenly.
- I used cran-apple juice, however, you can also combine apple juice and cranberry juice (1 ounce each) along with 1 ounce of orange juice. Mix the chilled juices with a quick stir, then pour in the chilled sparkling apple cider.
- Garnish with optional fresh cranberries and apple slices (cinnamon sticks and rosemary sprigs are also very festive) then serve.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!