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Apple Cider Mimosa

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An easy twist on a classic recipe, these Apple Cider Mimosa are perfect for fall! Break them out for brunch with the girls or a Sunday morning in. This drink can be served traditionally or frozen and has the perfect fall crisp flavor.

I love a good breakfast or brunch – try my Sheet Pan Pancakes and Pancake Charcuterie Board with these mimosas for an amazing autumn brunch with apple cider cocktails! But these Apple Cider Mimosa are so perfect for fall, you can serve them any time of the day.

Try making this recipe with these gorgeous stemless champagne flutes!

Apple Cider Mimosa

What do I need to get started?

Like the typical orange juice recipe, this Apple Cider Mimosa only requires two ingredients!

  • Apple Cider
  • Chilled champagne or prosecco. Any bottle of champagne that you love will work just fine.

Also anything you will want for garnish.

How to make an Apple Cider Mimosa

For a standard Apple Cider Mimosa, pour apple cider into the champagne glass 3/4 of the way full. Top it off with champagne and garnish with an apple slice.

Frozen Apple Cider Mimosa

For a frozen treat, pour the apple cider into an empty ice cube tray.

Place in the freezer until the apple cider cubes are completely frozen. Using a blender, pulse the cubes until it is a slushie consistency.

Add the champagne and pulse slowly just until everything is combined. Do not over-pulse after adding the champagne, or it will become un-carbonated. Pour the mixture into a champagne glass and enjoy.

Apple Cider Mimosa
Apple Cider Mimosa

Storage

This fall cocktail is best enjoyed immediately. The frozen version will melt and both versions will lose carbonation if they sit out too long. Whip these up right before serving! You can freeze the completed mixture in a bag or ice cube trays, but it will lose carbonation.

To save some time the day of, you can freeze the apple cider the night before.

Apple Cider Mimosa
Can I use apple juice instead?

Apple juice will work just fine in this recipe, but I think the cider lends to a stronger apple and autumnal flavor.

How can I make this drink non-alcoholic?

You can have a non-alcoholic version by replacing the champagne with seltzer.

What is a good substitute for champagne in mimosas?

I actually prefer using prosecco or sparkling wine in my mimosas over champagne. You can change up any aspect of this recipe to fit what you love.

Apple Cider Mimosa

How to Garnish

To rim the glasses a mimosa, take the empty champagne glass and wet the rims by sticking into a shallow bowl of water. Immediately dip the rim into your garnish. This would pair nicely with a cinnamon sugar mixture.

You can also garnish with cinnamon sticks sticking in the mimosa, or stick an apple slice on the rim of the glass.

Apple Cider Mimosa

Tips and Tricks

  • Try adding some bourbon or brandy for a great flavor.
  • A cinnamon sugar rim would elevate this recipe to the next level!
  • Try making a frozen mimosa with any juice you want – cranberry, white peach, or pomegranate would all make amazing mimosas.
Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

An easy twist on a classic recipe, these Apple Cider Mimosa are perfect for fall! Break them out for brunch with the girls or a Sunday morning in. This drink can be served traditionally or frozen and has the perfect fall crisp flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups apple cider
  • 1 Cup Champagne or Prosecco, chilled
  • Apple slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In an empty ice cube tray, fill with the 2 cups of apple cider and place in your freezer for at least 2 hours or until completely frozen.
  2. Using a blender, add the frozen apple cider ice cubes and blend until smooth and resembles a slushie. Add the 1 cup of chilled champagne or prosecco and lightly pulse until combined. Don’t over pulse as it will become uncarbonated.
  3. Pour the frozen mimosa into champagne glasses and garnish with apple slices or even cinnamon sticks. Serve immediately.

Notes

It is best to enjoy the frozen mimosas right away.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 0g

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