One of my favorite parts of being an adult is being able to choose my own family traditions! It’s a right of passage when you can say “We are having Christmas at our house, just us, this year.” As much as I adore both our families (I’m so lucky that I actually really do!), there’s something so liberating and wonderful about spending time with your own little family and spending it precisely how you want. How do I really want to spend Christmas morning? Well, it includes several things, but breakfast must include cinnamon rolls and mimosas. This year we’re celebrating with my husband’s family in DFW, but I’m bringing my cranberry mimosas with me! I don’t think I’ll be met with much opposition. The secrets are using fresh orange juice and my cranberry simple syrup.
If you ask me, a mimosa is really just champagne (or sparkling wine) with just a touch of orange and maybe something else. In this case, that something else is cranberry! Simmering fresh cranberries with apple cider, water and sugar and then straining the juice is a special touch to any mimosa. Try it this Christmas! Click under the photos to Steal My Recipe.