How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas are a simple and delicious treat that’s made with only 2 ingredients! They’re the perfect addition to a fall brunch or Thanksgiving dinner. I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and comes out perfect every time!

apple cider mimosas with apples on the side

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Mimosas are my go to drink at brunch, and every fall one of my favorite restaurants makes the most delicious apple cider mimosa. The first time I had it I was hooked – what a great idea! It’s a crisp, refreshing cocktail and tastes like a fall in a glass.

Why You’ll Love Apple Cider Mimosas

Usually mimosas are made with champagne and a splash of orange juice, but in this version you swap out the orange juice for apple cider. I also like to add on a little sugar cinnamon rim to make them feel extra fancy.

I love serving apple cider mimosas at my brunches or to guests at Thanksgiving. They look like such a fun, fancy drink but they’re so easy to make!

Ingredients Needed

To make this recipe you’ll only need a few ingredients:

  • Apple Cider
  • Champagne
  • Optional for cinnamon sugar topping – 3 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp cinnamon and water
bottle of apple cider, empty champagne flute, bottle of champagne

How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas

If you’re planning to do the cinnamon sugar rim, mix together the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl. Fill a separate small bowl with a little water and then dip the top of the champagne flute in it. Dip the top of the flute into the cinnamon sugar mix and spin so it gets completely covered.

Pour in a splash of apple cider (I usually do about 1/4 of the champagne flute), and top off with the champagne. You can add more apple cider or champagne depending on your taste! You could also garnish with a little apple slice on the side!

apple cider mimosas on a tray

What is the Best Alcohol for Mimosas?

The best alcohol to use in Mimosas are any sparkling wine like prosecco or champagne.

The key to making the perfect mimosa is to have the right balance of apple cider and sparkling wine. The traditional mimosa recipe calls for equal parts of each, but feel free to adjust according to your personal preference.

What to Serve with Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas are a perfect cocktail for brunch so I love pairing with breakfast and lunch foods. A few of my favorite dishes to serve are:

Appetizer: Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Side: Yogurt Parfaits with Granola Cups

Entrees: Cheesy Spinach Quiche with Cherry Tomatoes

granola cups with fruit inside a muffin tin

How to Store Leftover Mimosas

If you have leftover mimosas, they won’t store very well in the fridge. The champagne will lose its carbonation and turn flat.

The best thing to do is if you’re unsure if you’ll finish the whole batch of mimosas is to make them individually with smaller bottles of champagne. You can open smaller bottles as you make them and that way you won’t waste any!

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2 Ingredient Apple Cider Mimosa

apple cider mimosas with apples on the side
Apple Cider Mimosas are a simple and delicious treat that's made with only 2 ingredients! They're the perfect addition to a fall brunch or Thanksgiving dinner. I love this recipe because it's so easy to make and comes out beautiful every time!
Ali
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Apple Cider Mimosa

  • 1/2 cup champagne
  • 1/4 cup apple cider

Cinnamon Sugar Rim (optional)

  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Water

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and mix until well combined.
  • In a separate small bowl, fill with water.
  • Dip the top of a champagne flute in the water and then into the cinnamon sugar mix. Spin the glass to make cover all sides.
  • Pour the apple cider in the champagne flute and then top with champagne. Enjoy!

Notes

Serve with a little apple garnish to take this recipe to the next level!

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Author

  • Ali Van Straten

    Ali Van Straten is the founder and journalist of Champagne and Coffee Stains. She is a Peloton expert, certified running coach and certified nutrition coach. Champagne and Coffee Stains provides information and resources on Peloton Interactive, running and recipes.

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