The holiday season is a time for indulgence, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your dietary choices. This vegan-friendly Cranberry Mimosa is festive, delicious, and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. With its rich red and green hues, it’s the perfect vegan cocktail to elevate your holiday celebrations.
For the Homemade Rosemary Cranberry Simple Syrup:
- Cane sugar
- Fresh or frozen cranberries
- Fresh rosemary sprigs
For the Mimosa:
- Prosecco, Champagne, or sparkling wine (ensure it’s vegan)
- Fresh or frozen cranberries (for garnish)
- Fresh rosemary sprigs (for garnish)
Make the Rosemary Cranberry Simple Syrup:
- Combine cane sugar, water, cranberries, and rosemary in a medium saucepan.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly until the sugar dissolves.
- Remove from heat, cover, and refrigerate. The longer it steeps, the stronger the flavors will be. Aim for at least a few hours, or overnight for the best results.
- Strain the syrup to remove solids. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Assemble the Mimosas:
- Add 1.5 oz of the cranberry simple syrup to each champagne flute or coupe glass.
- Drop in 2 whole cranberries for added flair.
- Fill each glass with your chosen vegan Prosecco, Champagne, or sparkling wine.
- Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Tips for a Perfect Cranberry Mimosa:
- If Prosecco or Champagne isn’t your thing, the cranberry simple syrup pairs well with other spirits like triple sec or vanilla vodka.
- Hosting a larger gathering? Consider making a pitcher of cranberry mimosas for easy self-service.
- Not all sparkling wines are vegan, so make sure to check the label before purchasing.
Vegan-Friendly Bubbly Options:
- Vegan Champagnes:
- Veuve Clicquot
- Larmandier-Bernier Crament Nature
- Paul-Etienne Saint Germain
- Moet and Chandon Brut Imperial
- Vegan Proseccos:
- Bottega Prosecco
- San Leo Prosecco
- Princess P. Vegan and Organic Prosecco
- Giol Prosecco Frizzante
- Vegan Cavas:
- Codorniu 1872 Cintage Brut Cava
So there you have it—a vegan Cranberry Mimosa that’s as festive as it is kind to animals. Cheers to a compassionate and delicious holiday season!