Frozen Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa is a frozen mimosa recipe made with cranberry puree, apple cider and champagne that’s perfect as a Thanksgiving mimosa!
Frozen mimosa recipe
If you’re looking for a new cocktail for Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving mimosa look no further!
This is delicious champagne cocktail that’s like dessert and after dinner drink in one.
A frozen mimosa, or fromosa, that is a mashup of cranberry mimosa and apple cider mimosa that can be made almost entirely ahead of time (aside from popping the bottle of bubbly). Basically it’s the perfect Thanksgiving mimosa.
Made by freezing apple cider and cranberry puree until slushy into a cranberry apple sorbet. Then top with champagne. Done.
No matter how you serve them you are going to love these frozen cranberry apple cider mimosas!
- Cranberry Apple Cider Sorbet – Made with fresh or frozen cranberries and apple cider or apple juice that have been simmered, strained and frozen. Or pick up some raspberry sorbet or strawberry sorbet instead.
- Champagne – Champagne or sparkling white wine or sparkling rose. Or make a non-alcoholic mimosa with sparkling cider, kombucha, ginger ale or soda.
- Optional – To increase the alcohol content make it more like a classic champagne cocktail and add an ounce or two of vodka, gin or St Germain Elderflower Liquor to the glass before pouring the bubbly.
Step by Step instructions
Like my spiked apple cider slushie this recipe is as easy as freezing apple cider and topping with a pour of champagne.
- Up to 2 months in advance make cranberry apple sorbet. Puree a sweetened mixture of cranberries and apple cider and strain smooth. Pour into a container and freeze, periodically stirring.
- When ready to serve chill champagne and champagne flutes or coupe glasses.
- Scoop sorbet into chilled glasses.
- Top with champagne, prosecco or other sparkling wine.
Sparkling frozen cranberry apple mocktail
Easily make this a frozen mimosa mocktail by using sparkly kombucha or sparkling water in place of the sparkling wine.
How to make ahead
These frozen mimosas can be made ahead of time in a few different ways.
Scoop sorbet into glasses up to 24 hours in advance. Cover the sorbet filled glasses lightly with plastic wrap and carefully place in the freezer until ready to serve. Then all you have to do is top with sparkling wine.
Cranberry mimosa punch
To turn this recipe into an even bigger batch cranberry mimosa punch fill a punch bowl with champagne and scoops of sorbet. Garnish with fresh cranberries and thinly sliced apple rings to let guests know what to expect. Or rim glasses with cranberry sugar. You can also keep a bottle of chilled vodka nearby for guests who want to spike it up a notch.
Frozen Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa
- 3 cups cranberry apple cider sorbet
- 750 ml champagne chilled
Cranberry Apple Sorbet
- 3 cups apple cider
- 1 cup cranberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- Make cranberry apple cider sorbet up to 2 months in advance. Bring cranberries, apple cider and sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan. Then puree, strain and place in a shallow container in freezer. Freeze until set, breaking up frequently with a fork. Then cover tightly and store frozen until ready to use, up to 2 months.1 cup cranberries, ½ cup granulated sugar, 3 cups apple cider
- Place serving dishes in the freezer to chill.
- When ready to serve scoop sorbet into serving glasses.3 cups cranberry apple cider sorbet
- Top with champagne.750 ml champagne
- Serve immediately.