Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail: Cranberry Mimosa

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Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail, your Go-To Holiday Drink, Perfect from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve

As the leaves change color and the air grows colder, it’s time to transition from fall cocktail choices to winter drink selections that warm the heart.

Look no further than the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail for your holiday festivities.

This stunning cocktail not only elevates your holiday dinner but is perfect from Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas to New Year’s Eve.

Whether you enjoy a Cranberry Mimosa or are new to the cranberry champagne cocktail world, this drink has something special for everyone.

A chilled glass of Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail garnished with a rosemary sprig and whole cranberries.

Why the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail is a Must-Try

This is not just another holiday drink or cranberry champagne cocktail.

The Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail stands out for several compelling reasons:

  • Ease of Preparation: This elegant cranberry-flavored Champagne cocktail only requires 3 ingredients, making preparation a breeze. This drink is festive yet incredibly simple to make.
  • Perfect for Entertaining: Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s Eve, this drink is festive and perfect for entertaining a crowd. Is crisp and delicious cocktail profile ensures that it will be a hit at any gathering.
  • Highly Versatile: From Thanksgiving to holiday parties to Christmas to New Year’s Eve, this drink is festive and adaptable to any holiday setting.
  • Universally Loved: If you’re a fan of the Cranberry Mimosa, this stunning cocktail will be right up your alley.
Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail on a table adorned with holiday decorations like Christmas ornaments, perfect for festive celebrations.

Cranberry Mimosa Ingredients and Their Roles

(See the recipe card below for full ingredient list with quantities & instructions)

  • Champagne: The backbone of this Poinsettia drink, adding effervescence and elegance.
  • Cranberry Juice: Gives the cocktail its stunning red hue and tartness, making it a holiday drink to remember.
  • Triple Sec: Adds a touch of citrus and sweetness, balancing out the cranberry and champagne.
Chilled champagne being poured into a glass flute, already containing Cointreau and cranberry juice, to complete the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail.

How to Make the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail: Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare Your Ingredients

  1. Chill the champagne.
  2. Have the cranberry juice and Triple Sec at hand.
  3. Prepare your champagne flutes.

Craft Your Cocktail

  1. In each champagne flute, pour a small amount of Triple Sec.
  2. Add cranberry juice until the glass is about one-third full.
  3. Top up with chilled champagne.

Serve it Up

  1. Serve immediately to enjoy this crisp and delicious cocktail at its best.
Poinsettia Champagne Cocktails served in a flute glass, placed on a festive table setting with holiday decorations in the background.

Recipe Variations

Non-Alcoholic Version: For those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage, you can replace the Champagne with sparkling water or ginger ale, and use a non-alcoholic orange liqueur instead of Cointreau.

Tropical Poinsettia: Substitute the Cointreau with coconut rum or another tropical-flavored liqueur for a different take on this holiday classic.

Spiced Holiday: Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the cranberry and Cointreau mixture before shaking, giving your cocktail a warm, spiced undertone perfect for the winter season.

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail served in a flute glass, placed on a festive table setting with holiday decorations in the background.


Can this be a Make-Ahead Cocktail?

Yes, you can certainly prepare part of this cocktail in advance to make your event prep smoother. Mix the Cointreau and cranberry juice together and store this mixture in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

This can be done up to 2 days in advance.

When you’re ready to serve your champagne cocktail, simply pour the pre-mixed ingredients into the champagne flutes and then top up with chilled champagne.

Add your garnish, and you’re good to go! Note that it’s essential to add the champagne just before serving to maintain its effervescence and flavor.

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail served in a flute glass, placed on a festive table setting with holiday decorations in the background.

Is this the same as a Cranberry Mimosa?

Yes, it’s quite similar to a Cranberry Mimosa but the inclusion of Triple Sec gives the Poinsettia drink its unique character.

Can I make this cocktail in a large batch for parties?

Absolutely, this drink is perfect for entertaining and easily scalable.

What kind of champagne should I use?

You can use any champagne that you enjoy drinking. If you prefer a less expensive option, Prosecco or another sparkling wine will work just as well in this Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail.

What can I use as a substitute for Cointreau?

If you don’t have Cointreau, you can use other orange liqueurs like Grand Marnier or Triple Sec.

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Poinsettia Champagne Cocktails served in a flute glass, placed on a festive table setting with holiday decorations in the background.
Yield: 2 servings

Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

Celebrate the holidays with the Poinsettia Champagne Cocktail! This elegant cranberry-flavored Champagne drink is perfect for every festive event, from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Crisp, delicious, and easy to make!


  • 4 oz Cointreau
  • 8 oz cranberry juice (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 glass champagne
  • For the garnish: 1 rosemary sprig, whole cranberries


  1. Chill Champagne.
  2. Measure 4 oz Cointreau and 8 oz unsweetened cranberry juice.
  3. Prepare garnish: rosemary sprig and whole cranberries.
  4. In a shaker, mix Cointreau and cranberry juice. Shake well.
  5. Pour mixture into a glass, filling halfway.
  6. Top with chilled champagne until three-quarters full.
  7. Garnish with rosemary and whole cranberries.
  8. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 285Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 11mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 2gSugar 28gProtein 1g

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