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Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas is a warm fall twist on a typical brunch cocktail. Packed with apple flavor, plenty of sparkle, and a touch of cinnamon sugar, this drink is perfect for any special meal or for Thanksgiving. Really simple to put together and delicious! This serves two.
Prep Time8 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, Champagne, cocktail
Servings: 2
Author: Lora


  • For the Apple Cider Mimosas:
  • 1 ounce brandy or dark rum (optional)
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ½ cup chilled champagne Prosecco or other sparkling wine
  • apple slices for garnish
  • fresh lemon juice
  • To Rim the Glasses:
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice
  • Additional apple cider


  • Prep Brandy and cider: If using Brandy, mix the brandy with the apple cider and chill for at least an hour.
  • Prep the apple garnish: Slice the apples and take out the seeds. Leave the peel on. Squeeze fresh lemon juice on the apples (to prevent browning)and set aside in a small bowl.
  • Rim glassses: In a small bowl, add the sugar and cinnamon and stir together to combine. In another small bowl, add 1/4 cup apple cider. Dip the rim of glasses in the apple cider. Next, dip in the rim cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • Divide the Brandy/cider mixture in each glass. Pour 4 ounces of bubbly in each glass (use Champagne, Prosecco or whatever bubbly wine you prefer).
  • Garnish with apple slices. CHEERS!


  • Bubbly: If using Champagne, go for a extra dry or brut. You could sub an Italian Proscecco or any sparkling wine you like. You’re mixing 1 part apple cider to 2 parts bubbly for each serving (with a drop of Brandy or rum, if using). To keep the drink lighter, leave out the Brandy or rum.
  • Sprinkles: To make it even more festive, get gold or silver sprinkles for rim of glass.
  • Quantity: Quantities may vary based on the size of your champagne flutes. Double recipe if you are serving for more.
  • Storing: Best to enjoy immediately. The bubbles will go flat and won’t be the same the next day.