Make this cranberry mimosa a new Thanksgiving tradition! We all know the best part of Thanksgiving dinner is the sides. Whether it’s honey butter corn, grape salad or sweet potato latkes, we all declare our loyalties (I, myself, am a mashed potato fiend).
However, we all respect the incredible spread of veggies and carbs that truly complete the American Thanksgiving experience.
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For me, Thanksgiving dinner always started as a morning affair, complete with brunch-appropriate cocktails. The preparations began shortly after breakfast. When we would peel potatoes and mix stuffing, we would pour ourselves a bloody mary or mimosa. While there is always a place for the classics, improvements and homages are always welcome. Enter my boozy ode to a dish that always graces my family’s Thanksgiving table: cranberry relish.
- Geneve Gin
- orange juice
- spiced cranberry syrup
- orange peel (for orange twist)
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Garnishing Your Cranberry Mimosa
Though many may prefer the out-of-the-can experience, my family features a version that includes fresh cranberries married with sweet orange zest, whirred together and allowed to marinate for a few days before serving. The flavor of that macerated cranberry and zing of orange is quintessential to my Thanksgiving experience. So when I sat down to craft the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, I needed to look no further than an old standby.
This cocktail combines the tart notes of cranberries and the warm spice of clove and cinnamon with the sweetness of orange and the malty, botanical undertones of Genenver to deliver a welcome twist to an old favorite. Reinvigorate your morning mimosa with a mix of flavors that will make you extra thankful.
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HOW TO MAKE A CRANBERRY MIMOSA
- Cocktail shaker
- 1 oz Genever Gin will also work
- 1 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- 1 oz Spiced Cranberry Syrup
- 2-3 oz Prosecco
- 6 Whole Cranberries to garnish
- 1 Orange Twist to garnish
- Combine Genever, Orange, and syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake.
- Strain into a champagne flute.
- Top with Prosecco.
- Garnish with frozen whole cranberries and an orange twist.
Non-Alcoholic Option for Cranberry mimosa
If you want to ditch the booze, swap the Prosecco for a non-alcoholic Sparkling Wine, like Noughty AF, or a sparkling apple cider. Instead of Genever, use a non-alcoholic spirit substitute like Seedlip, Bax Botanics, or Pentire.