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Apple Cider Mimosas are a festive and fun cocktail to serve at all of your Fall gatherings. Halloween, Thanksgiving or even just to celebrate the cool weather and colorful Fall leaves.
Mimosas are one of my favorite cocktails to serve throughout the year. First, they're super yummy. And second, they're unbelievably easy to make! They take minimal ingredients, and honestly, no real recipe is needed. All you need is champagne and some other beverage or juice.
For Fall, I want everything apple cider, so what's better than apple cider cocktails?? Apple cider and champagne! For this cocktail, all I used was champagne, and apple cider. I coated the rims of the glass with cinnamon and gold sugar and garnished with an apple slice. So easy!
What Kind of Champagne For Apple Cider Mimosas?
What type of champagne you should use in your mimosas is a personal preference. If you want your cocktail on the less sweet side, you should choose a Brut or Extra Brut champagne. If you want your cocktail on the sweeter side, go for a dry or demi sec champagne. Winefolly has a good blog post about the various sweetness levels in champagne.
Can I Use Apple Juice Instead of Apple Cider?
You can substitute apple juice for the apple cider, but the apple cider has a deeper, more intense apple flavor and has a bit more body than apple juice. Apple cider is made from the juice from mashing apples and is usually less sweet and also raw and unpasteurized. Apple juice is overly filtered, pasteurized and sweeter, as most have added sugars.
The color of apple cider is usually darker and a bit cloudy, whereas apple juice is lighter and more clear.
Both will work, but I prefer the taste of apple cider. It just seems more like fall to me!
Can I Use A Wine Glass Instead of A Champagne Glass?
I would definitely use a champagne glass for any mimosa. The tall, skinny glass with a small opening keeps more of the bubbles in the drink, therefore keeping your drink from going flat too soon. The larger the surface area of the drink exposed to the air, the faster the bubbles will escape. So make sure to use a champagne glass!
Apple Cider Mimosas
- 24 ounces champagne
- 24 ounces apple cider
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 small apple sliced thin, for garnish
- Mix cinnamon and sugar and place on a small plate. Lightly dip the rims of the champagne glasses in water, then into the sugar mixture.
- Carefully fill the champagne glasses with 2 ounces apple cider, so as to not remove the sugar rim. Top with 2 ounces of champagne.
- Garnish with apple slices
If you've got Fall on the brain, make sure to try out my Pumpkin Cheesecake Bread. It would go great with these Apple Cider Mimosas for brunch!