Finishing off our Christmas brunch rollout, let’s celebrate with a drink. This drink is great for a crowd as it can be prepared in a pitcher prior to serving. With a few simple ingredients, it is light enough for a brunch and adds a bit of decadence to any holiday gathering. Veering from a traditional mimosa, this drink adds the flavor profile of rosemary and festive cranberries.
Keep reading for the full recipe after the jump!
Cranberry Rosemary Mimosas
Servings: pitcher of mimosas
- 1 bottle prosecco or champagne
- 3 C cranberry juice
- 1 C water
- 1 C granulated sugar (I use turbinado sugar)
- 4 sprigs fresh rosemary, plus 1 sprig per glass
- frozen cranberries for garnish
In a small saucepan over medium high heat, add water and sugar. Bring water to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Stir with a spatula until sugar is dissolved and has the consistency of a syrup. Remove from heat and add sprigs of rosemary to steep in the syrup. Steep rosemary in simple syrup for 10-15 minutes. In a pitcher, add cranberry juice and 1/4 of a cup of rosemary simple syrup. (Wait to complete the mixed drink until ready to serve, keeping the sparkling wine nice and bubbly.) Add bottle of prosecco. To serve pour in glasses and garnish with one sprig of rosemary and a few frozen cranberries. Cheers!
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