This Keto Cranberry Mimosa recipe is the perfect solution for those looking to enjoy a refreshing and bubbly drink while staying low-carb. Bursting with the tangy goodness of cranberries and sparkling champagne, this drink is sure to become a favorite for any holiday or occasion.
This cranberry mimosa is a great sugar free drink for Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve or Christmas morning to kick start your breakfast with holiday spirit! Made with fresh cranberries, you could also use frozen cranberries too for this recipe.. We use a homemade cranberry syrup instead of a cranberry juice cocktail to keep the sugar content of this keto mimosa down.
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Champagne Cranberry Cocktail
A cranberry mimosa is often simply referred to as a "Cranberry Mimosa." However, you may also find it listed on menus or in recipes as a "Cranberry Champagne Cocktail" or a "Cranberry Sparkler." These names are used to describe a cocktail that typically consists of cranberry juice or cranberry syrup mixed with champagne or sparkling wine. Regardless of the name, it's a delightful and refreshing beverage option, especially popular during brunches and celebrations.
Does Cranberry Juice Go Well with Champagne?
Cranberry juice can go well with champagne or sparkling wine to create a flavorful and festive cocktail. The combination of tart cranberry juice with the effervescence of champagne can be quite delightful. Cranberry juice provides a tart and slightly sweet flavor profile, which complements the dryness of champagne. Together, they create a balanced and harmonious taste.
The rich red color of cranberry juice adds visual appeal to the cocktail, making it not only tasty but also visually striking.
Are Cranberries Keto-Friendly?
Raw cranberries contain approximately 4 grams of net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) per 100 grams. While this is higher than some other keto-friendly fruits like berries, it's still relatively low.
Cranberries are a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, and dietary fiber. While they do contain some carbs, they also offer health benefits.
Does Champagne have more sugar than wine?
The sugar content in champagne and wine can vary, and the exact amount of sugar in a specific bottle is typically indicated on the label or can be obtained from the producer's nutritional information.
The sugar content in champagne varies depending on the style. Champagnes are often labeled with terms that indicate their sweetness level, such as Brut Nature (very dry, very low sugar), Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry (which is slightly sweet despite its name), Dry, Demi-Sec, and Doux (very sweet). The sugar content can range from less than 3 grams per liter for Brut Nature to over 50 grams per liter for Doux.
Wine sugar content can also vary widely depending on the type of wine. Dry wines, such as most red wines and many white wines, typically contain very little residual sugar, usually less than 5 grams per liter. However, sweet wines, dessert wines, and some white wines like Riesling can have higher sugar content, ranging from 20 grams per liter to well over 100 grams per liter in some cases.
With just a few ingredients and a low carb sweetener you can have a delicious festive drink in your hand!
- Champagne - When making mimosas, it's best to use a dry champagne or sparkling wine. The dryness of the champagne pairs well with the sweetness of the citrus juice, creating a balanced and refreshing cocktail. Prosecco or Cava can be used too.
- Cranberries - fresh or frozen cranberries. Nothing out of a can though!
- Lime juice - Ideally, fresh lime juice gives a better flavor. If you are using juice from a bottle, check the contents for any hidden sugars. An optional flavor addition.
- Low Carb Sweetener - for a keto mimosa, we prefer to use allulose as it dissolves well without any aftertaste. Other low carb sweeteners such as stevia or monk fruit can be used too.
- Orange extract - We use our homemade orange extract recipe as a sugar free alternative to orange liqueur, but store bought can be used. As ever, check the labels for hidden sugars. Another optional flavor addition.
How to make a keto cranberry mimosa
Rather than using cranberry juice we make our own cranberry syrup.
Add cranberries and low carb sweetener to a pan.
Simmer for 7 minutes, then blend.
Sieve to remove any solids. Cool.
Add lime juice and orange extract. Pour into a glass and top up with champagne.
Cranberry Syrup Storage
This recipe will yield about 10 tablespoons of cranberry syrup. Once cool, store in the fridge in an air tight glass bottle or container.
If you would prefer to use cranberry juice, look for a reduced sugar or sugar-free version.
Sieving the cooked cranberries can be optional. We do it for a smoother syrup but if you are not adverse to a chunk of cranberry in your drink, who are we to judge!
The lime juice and orange extract can be omitted for a simple cranberry mimosa. We like the added citrus flavor of the lime and orange extract. Give both versions a try and see which flavor you prefer.
Garnish each glass with fresh rosemary sprigs and a few floating cranberries. This adds a touch of elegance and a pop of color.
Place slices of lime and fresh cranberries on a long cocktail stick and place on the rim to serve.
For an extra touch of sweetness, you can rim the glass with keto-friendly powdered sweetener (e.g., allulose) and finely grated citrus zest. It not only adds sweetness but also looks impressive.
For a hint of warm spice, add a cinnamon stick to your cranberry mimosa. It pairs well with the fruity and tart flavors.
Keto Cranberry Mimosa
- ½ cup champagne or dry sparkling wine
Make the Cranberry Syrup
- Place the cranberries and low carb sweetener in a pan on a medium heat and simmer for 5 - 7 minutes. Stir occasionally for the juices of the cranberries to break down.
- Once the cranberries are softened, remove the pan from the heat and use a hand blender for a smoother syrup. Or mash firmly with a fork.
- Sieve to remove any cranberry skins or pieces.
- Pour into a glass jar or bottle and allow to cool.
- Add the lime juice and orange extract. Stir well to combine.
To make the Cranberry Mimosa
- Spoon 1 to 2 tablespoons of cranberry mixture into a tall stemmed champagne flutes. Top up with the champagne and serve. Give a stir for an even color.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.