This festive Prosecco Mimosa is the perfect cocktail for Christmas morning or other special occasions like Mother's Day or baby showers. Mimosa cocktails are usually just two ingredients, sparkling wine and fresh orange juice. For a fun spin on the traditional mimosa, this recipe uses mimosa ice cubes with fresh fruit, rather than just using straight juice.
If you haven't heard of this sparkling wine cocktail before, it's one of those classic cocktails that has been around for a long time, and will stick around for a long time yet. This classic brunch cocktail is simple to make and perfect for the holiday season. You can easily make a non-alcoholic mimosa by using your favorite zero alcohol sparkling wine.
What's to Love About Prosecco Mimosa's
- easy to make - this simple bubbly cocktail requires very few ingredients and zero cocktail making skill.
- a delicious cocktail - if you're a lover of Prosecco then you will love this perfect mimosa recipe.
- easy to prep ahead - whether you're catering to a small group or large group, it's easy to prep the fruity juice ice cubes ahead of time. They are so pretty that they would be perfect for a mimosa bar!
- easily make non-alcoholic - for your non-alcohol drinking friends, it's easy to make a mimosa mocktail by using non-alcoholic sparkling wine.
Ingredients Notes & Substitutions
Below are a list of key ingredients you will need to make these beautiful, show-stopping cocktails. I've included notes and possible substitutions where possible as well. The ingredient quantities are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Prosecco - Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine, which is generally on the dryer side but with a touch of sweetness. I would recommend using your favorite Prosecco, if you have one. If you don't have a favorite then I would recommend opting for a slightly sweeter Prosecco, if you prefer your drinks on the sweeter side, or a dry Prosecco if the sweetness from the juice is enough for you.
- cranberry juice - I've opted to make a cranberry mimosa to keep this cocktail more festive. You could also use different fruit juices like pineapple juice or a citrus juice like orange juice, grapefruit juice or blood orange juice.
- pomegranate arils - pomegranate arils add a beautiful festive touch. You could also use fresh cranberries if they are available to you.
- fresh oranges - as a nod to the classic drink I've added sliced orange to the ice cubes as well.
- fresh cherries - if you're in the Southern hemisphere then cherries will probably be more available to you around Christmas time. For my Northern hemisphere friends, I recommend using fresh cranberries.
How to Make a Festive Prosecco Mimosa
I mentioned that this is a really easy recipe to make and you're about to see just how easy it is! Follow the instructions below for the best mimosas!
Firstly, select your ice cube trays. I've used a silicone ice cube tray for large ice cubes. If you're using champagne flutes, these will be too big so I would recommend using a smaller square ice cube tray. Make sure the ice cube trays are nice and clean.
Place pomegranate arils into each ice cube mould, about two teaspoons in each. Top with thinly sliced oranges. You can either curl the orange slices or place them in however you wish.
Place a cherry into each ice cube tray mould and then pour cranberry juice into each ice cube tray mould until it reaches about a half centimetre from the top. I like to place my ice cube trays onto a baking sheet as some silicone ice cube trays aren't very sturdy. This way you won't spill juice when moving them to the freezer.
Tip: This recipe makes six mimosas but you can easily double or triple the recipe for large groups.
Place the ice cube trays into the freezer and let freeze overnight. When you're ready to serve, place an ice cube into each champagne glass and top with cold Italian Prosecco. I've used these Boujie Coupes and love them!
How to Make A Classic Prosecco Mimosa
If you're not really vibing the mimosa ice cubes and are feeling more like a classic mimosa recipe for your Sunday brunch, you simply need to add equal parts Prosecco or equal parts Champagne and juice to a champagne flute. This is the classic ratio, but you can be as generous with the Prosecco as you like really, it's really up to your personal preference! You can use Prosecco or another dry sparkling wine like a Brut. If you're still wanting to stick with the festive theme, just add a splash of cranberry juice to your champagne flute followed by your choice of sparkling wine.
For more fun mimosa ideas, check out my variations below.
- Hawaiian mimosas - make a pineapple mimosa and use pineapple juice and chunks of pineapple and fresh coconut flesh.
- Pomegranate - add a splash of grenadine (pomegranate syrup) to the ice cubes, or if making a classic mimosa cocktail add a splash of grenadine to the champagne flute along with the orange juice.
- Apple Cider Mimosas
- Mimosa Sangria
- Large silicone ice cube trays
- Chopping Board
- Sharp knife
- 12 teaspoons Pomegranate arils
- 300 mL cranberry juice
- 6 cherries fresh
- 1 orange cut into thin slices
- 1 bottle Prosecco
- To make the mimosa ice cubes, place the ice cube trays onto a baking tray. Add the pomegranate arils to each mould of the ice cube tray. Top with orange slices and cherries. Fill each ice cube mould with cranberry juice until it is about half a centimetre from the top.
- If using champagne flutes, use smaller ice cube trays and make sure that they will fit into the glasses before making the mimosa ice cubes.
- Place the baking trays with ice cube trays into the freezer on a flat surface. Freeze overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- To assemble, place one large mimosa ice cube into a coupe glass. Top with Prosecco and serve.