These tasty apple cider mimosas are made with just two simple ingredients: apple cider and sparkling wine. They are bubbly, festive and perfect for the holiday season. This post is sponsored by Kroger.
I don’t have too many cocktail recipes on my site, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love to drink them! I 100% believe that an occasional glass of wine, beer or cocktail can be part of a balanced diet. When brainstorming ideas for the holidays, I had the idea of making a festive (and simple) cocktail with fresh apple cider and am so excited about this creation.
These apple cider mimosas can be made with just two ingredients… or five if you want to go all out with a sugar cinnamon rim and garnish! They’re so delicious.
I’ll be making them for Isaac and myself this holiday season and can’t wait until we can gather with friends and family in the future and treat them to this drink! It’s the perfect cocktail to pair with a holiday breakfast or brunch.
I rarely use actual Champagne for mimosas and instead pick up a bottle of Cava or Prosecco because they’re typically cheaper than Champagne. It’s also helpful to use a dry sparkling wine since the juice, or cider in this case, is already quite sweet. If you do buy Champagne look for Brut or Extra Brut on the label.
Fun fact: the only difference between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco is where it’s from and the types of grapes used! Champagne is from the Champagne region of northeast France, Cava originates from Spain and Prosecco is from Italy.
I ordered everything I needed to make these mimosas from Kroger.com for pickup, which is free and so easy! They have a wide selection of affordable cocktail ingredients and spirits for the holiday season. I’m a big fan of their Simple Truth line.
Prep glasses – Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and then place on a small plate. Use an apple slice to wet the rim of each glass and then dip the rim into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Pour & enjoy – Add the apple cider to each glass first and then top with champagne. Enjoy immediately!
As you know, I’m all about meal prep and that goes for cocktails too! If you’re hosting a gathering and want to pre-make mimosas, do so right before guests arrive. Mix equal parts cider and sparkling wine and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve.
My best tip to enjoying alcohol is to make sure you’re eating a well rounded meal! These mimosas pair perfectly with a festive brunch menu. Here’s what I would serve them with:
Be sure to check out the full collection of cocktail recipes here on EBF!