These blood red halloween mimosas are the perfect spooky cocktail for the halloween season! Fun and festive, this bubbly cocktail is garnished with a sweet bloody rim to really bring in the spooky season!
Welcome to Day 2 of my Halloween Drink Week, y'all! We're celebrating spooky season with spooky drinks: festive cocktails, mocktails, and family-friendly drinks that will make any haunt an absolute blast! Happy Halloween!
Make these Halloween Mimosas for a Bloody Fun Brunch!
You're looking at your new favorite halloween cocktail, honey!
You know that house that serves the passing parents of trick or treaters cocktails on Halloween night? Yep, that's us! Last year we served up spooky cocktails for adults who indulged us in doing the Monster Mash (because halloween is the one holiday that my family is allowed to be totally wacky) and this year will be no different.
So I hope this week will serve as some halloween inspiration for you this year!
This is a good, easy halloween spin on a classic mimosa, and it's perfect for your next halloween themed party. It's an easy recipe make with champagne and fruity flavors, so it's sure to be a hit with all your guests and friends.
This post has step-by-step directions on how to make the classiest cocktail that Lady Dimitrescu or Count Dracula has ever served.
This post may contain Affiliate Links. Please see my Full Disclosure Policy for more details.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Easy to Make - everything, from the bloody rim to the cocktail itself, requires no special technique and no special equipment.
- Perfect for Halloween - especially if you have the skeleton glasses! Nothing says 'spooky season' more than bloody skeleton cups at the brunch table.
- Simple Ingredients - it's literally just five ingredients, two of which are for the bloody rim.
- Champagne Flutes - I use the stemless versions of these that I found at Pottery Barn, but I also have these stemmed skeleton flutes that I really love.
- Small Plate and Toothpick - Mix the food coloring and syrup together with the toothpick on the plate so you get even coloring.
What Kind of Sparkling Wine to Use
A classic mimosa is an equal mix of fruit juice and a dry sparkling wine. Look for affordable sparkling wine options that are crisp, not overly sweet, and have good acidity for that classic mimosa vibe.
- Prosecco: Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine known for its bright and fruity flavors. It's often used in mimosas because of its affordability and pleasant taste.
- Cava: Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine that is dry and has a nice acidity. It's an excellent choice for mimosas, especially if you prefer a drier cocktail.
- Brut Champagne: If you want a more traditional mimosa with true French Champagne, opt for a Brut Champagne. It's drier than other champagne styles, making it a suitable choice for mimosas.
- Whatever sparkling white wine you like!
Ingredients for this Spooky Halloween Mimosa
- Champagne or Sparkling Wine - prosecco is a good choice for a dry wine, but moscato is my fave for brunch since it's sweet to balance out the tart fruit juices we're using.
- Cranberry Juice or Pomegranate Juice - for that blood red look.
- Grenadine - this sweetens and smooths out our mimosa, which is needed in my
- Corn Syrup and Red Food Dye - these 2 ingredients make the bloody rim garnish, it's simple and easy.
How to Make a Halloween Mimosa
Step 1 | Mix the corn syrup and red food dye together in a shallow dish or plate, then dip the rim of your champagne flute into it.
Step 2 | Pour the chilled sparkling wine into your flutes, then top with the fruit juice. Add the grenadine to deepen the fruit juice's blood-red color.
Variations for this halloween cocktail
- Garnish with a gummy eyeball or coat the rim with simple syrup and red or black sanding sugar.
- For extra sweetness, swap the tart cranberry/pomegranate juice for strawberry nectar!
- Make it #teamextra by sprinkling in a little edible glitter for some sparkle.
- Opt for your favorite sparkling grape juice for a mimosa mocktail.
- Make this a part of a mimosa bar with orange juice or fruit punch, different syrups, different mix ins, and garnishes perfect for a halloween brunch.
- Try blackberry, blueberry, or raspberry syrup instead of grenadine to change up the color and fruity flavor of the your spooky halloween cocktails.
If you're making a big batch of bubbly goodness, try serving your delicious mimosa to your party guests in a large cauldron! It's my favorite way to bring oohs and ahhs to the party, especially when it has a chunk of dry ice added.
Use sparkling white grape juice instead of wine or a zero-proof sparkling white wine in lieu of the champagne.
The best champagne to use in mimosas are dry ones, specifically Brut champagne, since mimosas often include sweet fruit juice as well.
More Halloween Drink Recipes
Click here to subscribe SWEET TEA & THYME’S NEWSLETTER for free and fresh recipes right into your inbox!
To pin this recipe and save it for later you can use the Pin button on the recipe card, the sharing buttons above or below this post, or on any of the photos above.
Tag me @sweet_tea_thyme on Instagram to share your remakes with me, I love looking through your photos!
Leave a 5 star rating and comment on the recipe card to let me know if you enjoyed this recipe.
- 4 ounces cranberry juice or pomegranate juice
- 4 ounces sparkling white wine
- 2 teaspoon grenadine
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 3 drops red gel food coloring
Make the bloody rim on your flutes
- Mix the corn syrup and red food coloring together on a small plate until the syrup is completely colored.
- Dip the rims of the champagne flute into the red corn syrup, give it a spin so the flutes grab an excess amount of it. When you flip it right-side-up, the corn syrup will begin dripping down the glass.
Make the Mimosa
- Fill your flutes with equal parts juice and sparkling wine, then top with the grenadine.
- Serve immediately.
Make a Big Batch
To make a big batch of mimosas, simply multiply it by parts. You want equal parts wine and juice with 1/12 part grenadine.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g
All nutrition facts are estimations. Please see a physician for any health-related inquiries.
Eden Westbrook is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Sweet Tea and Thyme. A classically trained chef, Eden has inspired home cooks into the kitchen with cultural comfort foods, easy family-friendly eats and sweets, and glorious spreads for date night and entertaining since 2015.