This Apple Cider Mimosa is a great twist on the Sunday brunch classic. It’s bright, bubbly, and the perfect drink for transitioning seasons. It’s refreshingly tart, slightly sweet, and extremely easy to make. You’re going to love it!
If you’re asking why I’m bothering with a blog post about this super simple drink, I would agree; it feels wrong. I am no bartender or mixologist, nor will I ever claim to be. However, this drink is just plain good. So good, in fact, I wrote this post about it. Plus, assembling it is easy. And with the holiday season rapidly approaching, I thought, why not?
Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe Tips:
- The traditional ratio for a classic mimosa is 1:1. We will use this same ratio but swap out the OJ for apple cider.
- This recipe calls for a cinnamon sugar rim. There are two options depending on your preference. The first option is to utilize a caramel sauce (I had Ghiradelli on hand). Option two is to use maple syrup. Both versions will work.
- This recipe calls for a dry sparkling wine (champagne, prosecco, or cava will work). There is no need to use an expensive sparkling wine, especially considering we are mixing it with apple cider. I’m also not going to tell you how to live. Use whichever you prefer.
- Want to make this non-alcoholic? You can substitute the sparkling wine for sparkling apple or grape juice. Either one will work.
- Chill your wine, apple cider, and glasses! You will not be using any ice in this recipe. Because of this, you want your ingredients to be as cold as possible.
- Garnish with apple or cinnamon sticks if you have them on hand; they add a nice touch.
And that’s it! Apple cider mimosas are delicious and so easy to make. Give them a try, and let me know how you like them. Enjoy!
Apple Cider Mimosa
- 3 oz sparking wine chilled
- 3 oz fresh apple cider chilled
- ⅛ cup sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 oz caramel sauce
- apple slices to garnish – optional
- cinnamon sticks to garnish – optional
- On a small plate, stir together the cinnamon and sugar. Place the caramel sauce in a small bowl. Dip the glass in the caramel sauce, then the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Pour the chilled apple cider into the glass and top with the chilled sparkling wine. Garnish with apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
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