It’s no secret on this blog that I love a good mimosa. This apple cider mimosa is no exception, and it is so perfect for Fall. Also, can we just talk about how amazing this mimosa would be for Thanksgiving? Of all of my Fall cocktails, I think this one may be one of my favorite.
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What is in a mimosa?
Traditionally, mimosas are made with champagne or sparkling wine, and a fruit or citrus juice. There can also be extras like vodka, triple sec, and even whisky. This mimosa is super simple- you can use just champagne and apple cider. I recommend Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee for an inexpensive, yummy option. It has apple flavors which pair perfectly with the apple cider. I also do not recommend using sparkling apple cider, just because having two drinks that are bubbly may lead to carbonation overload. Regular apple cider works perfectly, and I usually find it in the produce section of my grocery store. In this mimosa, there is-
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup champagne
How do you make a mimosa?
To make this apple cider mimosa, it is so simple. First, you’ll want to garnish your glass.
How to garnish your glass
I used gold and silver sprinkle sugar to rim this glass, and my favorite way to do that is to line the rim of the glass with corn syrup. Corn syrup is really the best way to get your sprinkles to stick to your glass without half of them falling off.
To do this, I’ll pour some corn syrup into a small saucer and dip the rim of the glass into it. Then, I sprinkle a layer of my sprinkles on another saucer, and dip the rim of my glass into those.
Also, I usually garnish my drinks with a piece of fresh fruit. In this case, I used a slice of honeycrisp apple. Aren’t honeycrisp apples the best??! However, I pour my drink first before adding the fruit.
Now , you are ready to pour your mimosa.
Here’s how to make this drink.
- Pour your apple cider into the glass.
- Add champagne- about 1/4-1/2 cup, as much as is desired, to finish the drink.
- Give everything a little stir.
- Finally, add an apple slice to your glass.
You’ll want to make sure your ingredients are all nice and chilled for this, that way there’s no need for any ice.
There you have a bubbly, apple-y drink that is Fall perfection.
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If you like this recipe, you may also like this caramel apple sangria!
For the printable version of this apple cider mimosa, see below.
- Corn syrup to rim the glasses
- Sprinkles or sugar for dipping the rim
- ½ cup apple cider
- ¼-½ cup champagne
- Optional: Apple slices for garnish
- In a small saucer, add a layer of corn syrup, then in another small saucer, add a layer of sprinkles or sugar.
- Dip the rim of your glass into the corn syrup, followed by the sprinkles.
- Add 1/2 cup apple cider to your glass
- Add 1/4-1/2 cup champagne, as desired
- Give the drink a little stir
- Optional, add an apple slice as garnish