If you have leftover champagne from New Year’s (or if you just like champagne), these cranberry ginger mimosas will make for excellent brunch accompaniments this weekend! Plus the leftover homemade ginger simple syrup can be combined with seltzer to make ginger ale!

Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup

Ay carumba.

Momma needs a drink.

Preferably with something stronger than champagne (tequila!!! Please Please Please!!), but I’ll take what I can get.

Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup

In a manner that can only be described as Truly Unprofessional (<–capitals for emphasis)…our nanny quit yesterday.

Not in person or by phone or by text or by email or by post it or by note snuck into the Christmas gift that she left for Remy.

But by just not showing up.

I would throw in some sarcastic quip about how (not) classy it was, but to be honest I really did like her. And she was a great nanny. She never watched tv, didn’t spend all day on her phone, really played with Remy with the kind of patience I can only hope to master someday. Their adoration for each other was undeniably mutual and it breaks my heart that I’m going to have to find someone equally as excellent as all that. (Minus the quitting without any notice part…that I could do without.)

Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup

So yes. Drinks for all!

Some of you might have leftover champagne from New Year’s and the rest are probably staring at this bug-eyed thinking, “Leftover Champagne?! Does such a thing exist?!”. Either way, GO OUT AND GET SOME CHAMPAGNE AND DRINK THE MORNING AWAY WITH ME!

Or, you know, be all responsible and save it for brunch this weekend. It’s cool.

Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup

I’m generally not a big mimosa gal because I just don’t really like orange juice all that much. The more tart and tangy juices are much more my thang, so cranberry juice mixed with champagne mixed with a picture perfect homemade ginger syrup is officially my go-to brunching drink of choice. The ginger syrup sounds all fancy, but really just involves bringing water to boil and then letting it sit for 30 minutes. And if you’re not big on alcohol, I’m thinking this could totally also be made with sparkling water and be just as tasty.

Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup
 
If you have leftover champagne from New Year's (or if you just like champagne), these cranberry ginger mimosas will make for excellent brunch accompaniments this weekend! Plus the leftover homemade ginger simple syrup can be combined with seltzer to make ginger ale!
Yield: 2 mimosas
Ingredients
For the ginger simple syrup
  • ¼ lb ginger, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
For the mimosas
  • 4 tbsp ginger simple syrup
  • 1 cup chilled cranberry juice
  • 2 cups chilled champagne or prosecco
Instructions
  1. To make the ginger simple syrup, in a medium pot combine the ginger, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes. Pass through a fine-meshed sieve to remove the ginger and reserve the simple syrup. Set aside.
  2. To make the mimosas, in each cup combine 2 tbsp of the ginger simple syrup, ½ cup cranberry juice, and 1 cup of champagne. Serve cold.
Notes
An Eats Well With Others Original
- store unused ginger simple syrup in the fridge in a sealed container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mimosa

 

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8 Responses to Cranberry Ginger Mimosas with Homemade Ginger Simple Syrup

  1. These look great Joanne.

    Wishing you a very happy 2017!

  2. Sues says:

    This is soooo right up my alley! I’ve been making my own cranberry juice non-stop this winter and love ginger everything (and champagne, duh). It sounds like you especially need a drink right now!! So sorry to hear about your nanny fiasco 🙁

  3. ugh, sorry to hear about the nanny probs. i have mixed feelings about daycare as opposed to a nanny/nanny share (with the exception that my baby’s teachers really do love him) but i AM thankful that i won’t just wake up one day and have no childcare because of someone quitting/sickness/etc. it’s hard! i hope you find someone new soon! this drink sounds awesome…i love the idea of sparkling water too for a fancy drink during the day. 🙂

  4. Annie says:

    Remy is the cutest ever! (of course you know that). I don’t have a kid or a quick-footed nanny…can I have one of these anyways?

  5. Ala says:

    Oh man, that’s the worst. Sorry to hear about your nanny! Hope you find an even more AWESOME new one, and hey–toast to the new year, gal!

  6. Zainab says:

    Yikes! I hope you find someone new soon. Until then, drink all the mimosas and tequila that you can. I can’t imagine the stress of no childcare for a working momma.

  7. Kate says:

    Hi Joanne

    A healthy drink, This is really great, I love having my ginger tea but was looking for other options to add in beside honey. I am not much into alcoholic drink, Is there any alternative to champagne or can I not use that?

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