Jaw Droppingly Good Cranberry Mimosa

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 23, 2013

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I love my readers! No really, all caps, boldface, italic LOVE!

I especially adore it when people make my recipes, tell me about it, and then even go so far as to use the leftovers for a new creation of their own! That is a trifecta, in my playbook.

And today’s recipe is just that — contributed by a longtime reader, using the leftovers from a ShockD recipe. Swoon. 

Susan Stout of Newbury Park, Calif. who sometimes comments as Suebaby on the blog, sent this, which I consider to be a love letter:

“I am actually excited to have something to share with YOU for a change…something that used your cranberries and was SO good… I had to send it to you to try. SqueeeEEEE, it is GOOD. And super duper simple! 

Best Ever Cranberry SauceWe had our Thanksgiving early this year (last weekend) and as part of the preps, I made your awesome Hall of Fame Cranberries and doubled up the recipe. There wasn’t much left after 15 people demolished them, but there WAS enough for…. drumroll… making jaw-dropping Cranberry Mimosas. I was cleaning up the next day, and had some leftover berries and a half a bottle of bubbly and thought, “Why not?” And dumped them in a glass together — about a tablespoon of cranberries and topped it off with bubbly (adjust to taste). SO GOOD! So good. The combination of tart, sweet cranberries plus the hint of spices really perked up the champagne and was just too delicious to have just one (hic). We used Barefoot Moscato Sparkling Wine since that’s what we had on hand, but if you’re not a fan of that particular one, this would work beautifully with any semi-dry champagne or sparkler. For a brunch, around the Turkey Day table or that peaceful yearned-for moment when you fiiiiinally get to put your feet up at the end of the feast, I hope you enjoy this as much as I did (and will again soon, believe you me).

I even attached a photo so you can see (a) the beautiful cranberry color of the aforementioned mimosa, and (b) what a raving redneck Philistine I am for adding ice and slurping these from a normal wine glass. So be it. Yeehaw!”

😛  Susan, you just made my day, my week, my month and my year!

For those who like their recipes in recipe format, here you go.

Recipe: Jaw Droppingly Good Cranberry Mimosa

Summary: What to do with leftover Best Ever Cranberry Sauce? Use it to color and perk up sparkling wine for a spiced pink Cranberry Mimosa.



  1. Add 1 tablespoon cranberry sauce to a champagne flute or wine glass. Add sparkling wine and serve!
  2. Serves 1.


Recipe by Susan Stout of Newbury Park, Calif.

Preparation time: 1 minute
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 1
Culinary tradition:
USA (Nouveau)

But wait, Susan isn’t done with her suggestions for repurposing the cranberries!
“Also quite by accident, I discovered that them same berries make a rather kickazz topping for white chocolate cheesecake (forgot to mention that earlier too). Just sayin’. I am a fan.”
Thank you, Susan. I’m having this drink for Thanksgiving, and I’m searching the pantry for white chocolate chips to make a cheesecake, too!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert November 30, 2018 at 3:03 pm

These are mouth watering! I love these so much!!!


Katerina @ diethood .com November 30, 2018 at 10:53 am

Yes, please!! This is fantastic!


Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) November 30, 2018 at 7:28 am

Definitely pour me one of these!


Dorothy Reinhold November 30, 2018 at 8:17 am

Cheers…it’s the weekend!


Abeer November 30, 2018 at 12:21 am

Easy and so festive! So perfect for our weekend parties!


Melanie Bauer November 29, 2018 at 10:21 pm

Looks insanely delicious! Such a brilliant idea, looking forward to trying this!


Sabrina November 29, 2018 at 4:17 pm

I can’t wait to try this! Such a great idea!


Amanda November 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm

These look so tasty! I cannot wait to make these!!


Oge @ healthy quick meals November 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

What a great idea! I’m a big fan of repurposing Thanksgiving leftovers, but never would have thought of this.


Lizthechef November 23, 2013 at 8:43 am

Brilliant, truly – Happy Thanksgiving!


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