Sunrise Mimosa

Enjoy this surprisingly easy to make, beautiful sunrise mimosa cocktail that’s tart ‘n spritzy, finished with a delicious cherry sweetness. 

Letting the Sunrise on Your Mimosa Morning

Watching the sunrise… *happy sigh* When’s the last time you had a chance to do that? (Without running around, trying to get everything done?) Today, we’re gonna create the easiest mimosa cocktail: made with orange juice, champagne and cherry grenadine. The second you drop the cherry grenadine in, take in a deep breath and enjoy the sunrise—that you created. 🙂 It’s time to treat yourself to a beautiful sunrise mimosa. Sip it, stare at it, and just enjoy.

closeup pouring prosecco creating mimosa sunrise

Sunrise Mimosa Ingredients

The sunrise mimosa is made with just 3 ingredients for one of the prettiest cocktails that also easy to make:

  1. Prosecco – a sparkling wine from Italy that’s crisp and fresh. [1] [2] [3]
  2. Orange Juice – some folks prefer fresh-squeezed orange juice, others prefer store-bought orange juice in their mimosa. It’s up to your personal preference (and convenience, let’s be real)
  3. Grenadine – a “nonalcoholic bar syrup” that’s made with a sweetener and a citric acid component. Today, we’re using a cherry grenadine that allows for the pretty red tint to our sunrise mimosa. [4] [5]

What is a Sunrise Mimosa?

The sunrise mimosa is a delightful twist on the classic mimosa, a cocktail usually enjoyed during brunch. The classic mimosa is made with 1 part champagne or Prosecco, and 1 part orange juice—this can change based on the personal preference of the cocktail sipper. The sunrise mimosa adds in a splash of cherry grenadine to create a beautiful sunrise gradient effect in the spritzy cocktail.

far shot pouring prosecco for mimosa with grenadineright orientation flute with freshly topped off prosecco

How to Make a Sunrise Mimosa

It’s super simple to make a sunrise mimosa.

First, grab your champagne flutes.

Second, fill the flutes halfway with Prosecco.

Third, top the flutes off with orange juice.

Then, drop in a spoonful of cherry grenadine into each flute. As the grenadine drops to the bottom, you’ll see it rise about halfway to the top of the glass, creating a gorgeous gradient of colors resembling a sunrise: yellow, orange and red.

Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry and enjoy!

hand spooning grenadine into mimosa to make a sunrise mimosa

What’s the Difference Between a Sunrise Mimosa and a Tequila Sunrise?

The difference between a Sunrise Mimosa and a Tequila Sunrise is pretty simple: the liquor component. In a sunrise mimosa, you have a combo of Prosecco, orange juice and grenadine. In a Tequila Sunrise, you have a combo of tequila, Prosecco or champagne, orange juice and grenadine. Usually, a tequila sunrise is a sunrise mimosa with just a splash (or an ounce) of tequila. However, the amount of tequila can increase based on your personal preference.

single champagne flute of sunrise mimosa

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Enjoy this surprisingly easy to make, beautiful sunrise mimosa cocktail that’s tart ‘n spritzy, finished with a delicious cherry sweetness.


  • 1 (750 ml) bottle of Prosecco
  • 3 cups orange juice
  • About 6 spoonfuls of grenadine – each spoonful is about 1 tablespoon, but you can use more or less depending on your preference


  1. Set out champagne flutes.
  2. Fill each glass about ½ way with Prosecco.
  3. Add orange juice to the champagne glasses until you reach nearly to the top.
  4. Drop in a spoonful of grenadine into each glass.
  5. Garnish with a wedge of orange and a maraschino cherry. Sip and enjoy!


Tip: to get the orange wedge to stay on the glass, slice it nearly in half, creating an opening for the rim of the glass. Hold the orange wedge open over the rim of the glass then allow it to close over that rim, thereby creating a clamp. For the cherry, slice it nearly in half, then do the same as you did with the orange wedge.

  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 0 minute
  • Category: Drinks, Cocktails
  • Method: Pour

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