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Easy Apple Cider Mimosas

If you’re looking for a cocktail for your fall brunch, give these Apple Cider Mimosas a try. With just two ingredients, it’s a fast and easy way to enjoy some champagne with an autumnal twist. 

A close up photo of an apple cider mimosa garnished with apple slices next to a champagne bottle and a jug of apple juice

Can’t get enough of apple cider cocktails? Try this Apple Cider Martini, an Apple Cider Rum Cocktail, and this Sparkling Fall Punch that’s perfect for a crowd. 

Easy Apple Cider Mimosas 

Apple Cider Mimosas are a sweet twist on the classic mimosa. Traditionally, mimosas are made with orange juice and champagne. This cocktail uses apple cider in place of orange juice to make a cocktail that’s perfect for fall. 

The perfect balance of sweet and bubbly, this cocktail is an excellent choice for a fall brunch or breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Since it only has two ingredients, it’s a great way to enjoy a cocktail without much effort. 

These cocktails are such a fun change from a standard mimosa. Garnish with apple slices or a cinnamon stick to dress it up even more. 

Why You’ll Love This Fall Mimosa Recipe 

  • Easy and fast: This cocktail is so easy to make since there’s no shaking, stirring, or even ice involved. 
  • Great for a crowd: With just two ingredients, this cocktail is great for a crowd. Set out the champagne and apple cider and let your guests create their perfect ratio. 
  • Make it your own: You can serve these mimosas as-is or create a mimosa bar with different juices. You can also spike your mimosa with some extra alcohol for an even boozier beverage. 
ingredients to make cider mimosas

What You’ll Need 

  • Champagne – I go for a mid-priced bottle for mimosas. Since you’re mixing it, there’s no need to spring for the top-shelf stuff. 
  • Apple cider – I like the fresh apple cider from the produce section of the grocery store. 
  • Apple slices – Any variety will do, but I think red apples look especially pretty on this cocktail.
Pouring champagne into a glass to make apple cider mimosa

How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas

These apple cider mimosas are the perfect balance of simple to make and delicious to enjoy. 

  • Open up your bubbly! Pop your cork and fill your champagne flutes half to three-quarters full, depending on how strong you like your mimosas.
  • Top with apple cider. Fill the flute the rest of the way with apple cider, garnish with an apple slice, and enjoy. 
An Apple Cider Mimosa garnished with apple slices

Tips & Variations

  • Make it a caramel apple mimosa. Add a drizzle of caramel sauce to your glass for a caramel apple mimosa. 
  • Add some liquor. There are other varieties of alcohol you can add to your cider, like Crown Royal Regal Apple. It’s an apple-infused whisky that’s perfect for giving your autumn cocktails a bit of extra sweetness. Regular spiced rum or brandy will work too. 
  • Make it kid friendly. To make this fall mimosa kid-friendly, simply combine half apple cider and half sparkling water or ginger ale. Of course, there’s also the option of store-bought apple cider champagne, also known as sparkling cider. 
  • Add some fall spices. If you want to spice up your cocktail, add a few pinches of your favorite spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, or orange zest. 
  • Use warm cider. You can easily make a warm apple cider mimosa. Just use a pot to bring your apple cider to a simmer or warm it up in the microwave. Add your champagne to your warmed-up cider. Keep in mind that anytime you heat up alcohol, you’ll change the flavor and also burn off some of the alcohol content. I recommend only heating up your non-alcoholic ingredients anytime you want a warm drink.

Apple Cider Mimosa FAQs

What is the best champagne for mimosas?

You can use any Champagne or prosecco that you like for mimosas. Since you’re mixing the champagne, I wouldn’t choose anything too expensive, but I also wouldn’t go for the cheapest option available.

Can you make apple mimosas in advance?

One of the best things about mimosas is the delicate bubbles from the Champagne. Making the mimosas just as you’re ready to serve them preserves the bubbles for maximum enjoyment.

Can I use apple juice instead of cider in these fall mimosas?

Apple cider has a really special flavor that reminds me so much of fall. Apple juice has a slightly different flavor, but I think it would also make a really delicious cocktail.

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Apple Cider Mimosas

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Make your fall brunch a little festive with these easy Apple Cider Mimosas! All you need is apple cider and your favorite sparkling wine!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • Sparkling Wine (champagne/cava/Prosecco)
  • Apple Cider
  • Red Apple Slices (Garnish)

Instructions

  1. Fill a champagne flute halfway with sparkling wine.
  2. Top with apple cider.
  3. Garnish with apple slices. You can use a toothpick to fan them out.
  4. Cheers!
  • Author: Easy Party Cocktails
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 0 hours
  • Category: Mimosas
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 291
  • Sugar: 37
  • Sodium: 18
  • Fat: 1
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 47
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0

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