Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Poinsetta Mimosas

3 or 4 tangerines (optional)
Maraschino cherries (optional)
3 cups cranberry juice, chilled
1/4 cup Triple Sec, other orange liqueur, or orange juice
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice or grenadine syrup
1 750-milliliter bottle champagne or sparkling apple juice, or one 32-ounce bottle carbonated water or lemon-lime carbonated beverage, chilled
1. If using tangerines, use a vegetable peeler or a thin sharp knife to thinly peel the tangerines (refrigerate fruit for another use). Trim peel to form about 6-inch-long spirals. Place a tangerine spiral in each chilled champagne glass, or set spirals aside to add to the rims. If desired, place 1 or 2 maraschino cherries in each glass.

2. In a glass pitcher, combine cranberry juice, Triple Sec, and maraschino cherry juice.

3. For each serving, pour about 1/4 cup cranberry juice mixture into each champagne glass. Add about 1/4 cup champagne, filling glass nearly to the top. Gently stir with an up-and-down motion to mix the drink without destroying the carbonation of the champagne. Makes 12 to 14 (4-ounce) servings


  1. I am in LOVE...I need one now!


  2. Believe it or not...Every year we have a party in the morning "Mommas, Movie, and Mimosas". We all gather around and watch an arts' e movie that our husbands did not want to see with us. After our movie and mimosas we have some muffins. Everyone has to bring a basket, so we have a variety. It is so much fun!

  3. Connie these look so elegant and so delicious! What a great way to get your healthy cranberry juice!

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  4. Stopping by from the SITs roll call.
    The drinks look fantastic.
    I'd love to have one right now.....or twelve.

  5. Yummm-meeee! Just blog hopping from the SITS roll call. Thanks for sharing the recipe - will have to try it!

  6. I am totally bookmarking this for my Christmas cocktail parties!