Apple Cider Mimosas

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Mimosas are the ultimate brunch cocktail, but when the weather turns chilly and you crave those cozy autumn flavors, a bright, citrusy drink might not hit the spot on a gray November morning. That’s where the apple cider mimosa comes in – it’s the perfect fall twist on the classic, giving you one more reason to celebrate the season. Serve them up at your holiday gatherings or fall brunches to really embrace that cozy vibe.

Here’s what you need to know:

What’s in an apple cider mimosa?
You only need two ingredients for this fall cocktail: apple cider and Prosecco or Champagne. You can make your own apple cider or buy it from the store, just be sure to let it cool if you’re making it homemade!

We recommend a cinnamon and sugar rim for extra flavor, but you can skip it if you prefer (though we think it’s worth it!).

The best Champagne to use:
Choose your favorite Champagne or Prosecco for this drink. No need to splurge, but since Champagne is one of the key ingredients, pick one that you enjoy.

Want to take your mimosa up a notch? Add a drizzle of caramel to your glass before pouring in your mimosa for a caramel apple twist. For a non-alcoholic option, swap the Champagne for sparkling grape juice for a drink everyone can enjoy.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Servings 4


  • 1 Honeycrisp apple
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 750-ml. bottle Champagne or Prosecco


  • Cut the apple in half, then slice four 1/8″ slices. Make a small diagonal slit in each slice using the tip of a knife. Save the rest of the apple for later.
  • On a small plate, mix sugar and cinnamon. Wet the rims of champagne flutes, then dip them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  • Fill each flute a quarter full with apple cider, then top off with Champagne or Prosecco. Garnish each with an apple slice.

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