I am thrilled to report that this year’s Thanksgiving with the in-laws was a smashing success! Nothing burned, people were mostly on-time, and the food was delish (if I do say so, myself).
Almost everything on the menu at Casa de Crews was made from scratch with less processed ingredients. Except for the rolls, which were store bought, and the Jiffy cornbread I used to make the stuffing.
And you guys, I want to tell you if you like cranberry sauce, use this recipe! It was a hit. Even Jason ate some. And he doesn’t like cranberries, or honey (which was used to sweeten the sauce instead of sugar). He rubbed his stomach like Monica does in the Thanksgiving episode of Friends where Rachel makes a trifle with beef by mistake, lol. I love that man, I swear it.
So anyway…cranberries. We had a lot leftover, [see more Thanksgiving leftover ideas on my Pinterest board] and I wanted to do something with them. We are planning to run/walk the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving with friends, and then they’re coming over post run for a quick brunch. I’m excited to see my friends, get a run in (let’s be honest, I’ll probably plan to mostly walk as I have been slacking on training) and drink mimosas before then heading to my parents house for a feast, and family time. I expect it to be a glorious day of gluttony, which will start with these Cranberry and Prosecco Mimosas!
I love mimosas. I prefer prosecco to champagne, but you can use either for this drink; such a festive cocktail, that you can make for any holiday brunch you’re planning this season. Or maybe a cookie swap party. Or just because it’s Tuesday…
To make: Mix equal parts bubbly, and cranberry juice (not cranberry juice cocktail – this is just extra sugar, and not the real deal). Garnish with fresh cranberries, and fresh sprigs of thyme. Fact: I had never added fresh thyme to a cocktail before – turns out, thyme is a real game changer; try it! That’s all it takes to make this mimosa. So simple, that there is no need for a fomal recipe, my friends.
Simply mix well, and enjoy!
Yes, Yes and more Yes! I love this festive remix to my brunch fave!
Mmmm mimosas… Well it is Thursday, and it’s cocktail hour somewhere in the world. 🙂
“Because it’s Thursday”, is a good enough reason for me!
Jane's Adventures in Dinner says
This looks like such an awesome cocktail! BTW our husbands are total twinsies.
Tara @ Anything & Everything says
Looks so good! Perfect drink for the Holidays, and parties! Pinning! Can’t wait to try.
Thanks, Tara! I hope you enjoy it!
This sounds so delicious! I love trying new cocktails, especially during the holiday season for parties and events!
Awesome idea! I am printing the recipe for Thanksgiving and Christmas… and maybe New Year’s too!
This would be perfect for a New Year’s Day beverage! Good call, Sarah!
This looks so yummy! sip one for me, ok?
I promise to, sweet friend
Haley @ Running with diapers says
I love cranberry sauce. This looks delish! Pinning right now.
Yay! Enjoy, Haley
Oh wow, this is getting pinned immediately! I LOVE anything cranberry!
Me too. I also love easy recipes so this one is a no brainer!
It’s not too early to taste test these right! These sound delicious!
No ma’am! I had to taste test to post it 😉
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
I love a pretty drink. I’m glad everything came off well!
Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) says
This drink looks amazing and perfect for the holiday season! I love mimosas and we usually drink the traditional one on Thanksgiving but maybe we need to try something different this year 🙂
Danielle K says
This drink would be great after a 5k…or any time really 🙂 So glad your Thanksgiving went well!
My sentiments exactly. Also, I’m glad too that Thanksgiving went well! It was a wonderful time, but I am also glad I can be a kid at my parents on the actual day 😉
Kate @ Like American Honey says
Those looks amazing!! I’m wish you on prosecco vs. champagne, and the tartness of the cranberry would be such a perfect flavor to balance it all out. I will have to try these soon!
I hope you do! Enjoy, Kate
Amy Albers says
Mmmmm! Might be perfect for our December book club gathering!
Ooh, a great idea for a book club! What is the latest book your book club is reading, Amy?
Amy Albers says
The Orphan Train. Can’t remember the author, but it’s on the KIndle, ready to go!
Oh this sounds delicious. Is it wrong that I’d like to have it midday at work? 🙂
Hahaha, I don’t think so! LOL
These look awesome! Pinning to my Mommy Drinks board so I remember for holiday brunch!
Yay! Enjoy xoxo
Evelyn @ My Turn for us says
Oh I am loving this!!! YUM!!!
I love Prosecco, this sounds really good. Glad the feast with the in-laws went well.
What a beautiful drink! Cranberries are so festive looking! And so glad your Thanksgiving with the in-laws was a roaring success!