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.

Two tall glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple slice for garnish.

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.

What Kind of Champagne Should You Use for Mimosas?

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.

Bottle of Simple Truth Organic Apple Cider.

Here’s What You Need For the Mimosas

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. 

  • Simple Truth organic apple cider – I highly recommend getting a bottle of fresh apple cider that’s unpasteurized. It tastes so much better! Isaac and I love the Simple Truth cold pressed organic apple cider from Kroger.
  • Prosecco, Cava or Champagne – See my notes above on what type to buy.
  • coconut sugar or cane sugar 
  • cinnamon
  • apple slices – for wetting the rim of the glass, as well as, garnishing the drink.

Upside down glass's rim being dipped in cinnamon sugar.

How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas

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!

Two tall glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim, cinnamon sticks and an apple slice for garnish.

Making Mimosas in Bulk

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.

Bird's eye view of two apple cider mimosa glasses garnished with a cinnamon rim and apple slice.

Watch how to make apple cider mimosas on my stories.

What to Serve With Mimosas

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:

  • Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal – Bubbly apple cider + an apple baked oatmeal = perfect match!
  • Dairy-Free Spinach Quiche – I love having an egg dish at gatherings and this dairy-free quiche is my new go-to. It’s loaded with protein and so tasty.
  • Fruit Salad with Mint – Can’t have brunch without a fruit salad!
  • Fuji Apple Salad – I always love serving a fresh green salad at brunch. This apple salad pairs well, but honestly any side salad works.

More Cocktail Recipes to Try:

If you try these apple cider mimosas please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how they turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers. 

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Two tall glasses of apple cider mimosas with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple slice for garnish.

Apple Cider Mimosas


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

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.


Ingredients

  • 16 ounces (2 cups) cold Simple Truth organic apple cider
  • 16 ounces (2 cups) chilled Prosecco, Cava or Champagne
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • apple slices, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and then place on a small plate.
  2. Grab 4 champagne glasses and use an apple slice to wet the rim of each glass and dip it into the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat the rim.
  3. Pour 4 ounces of apple cider in each glass. Top each glass with 4 ounces of champagne. Enjoy immediately.
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Method: Pour
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 mimosa
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Sodium: 7mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: apple cider mimosas

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    6 comments
    1. Angel
      December 17, 2020 AT 4:10 am

      Loved recipe but I have to point out that there are more differences between champagne, cava and prosecco than those you state. The main difference is that they taste very different!
      The bubbles in each are different, which stems from the fact they are made using different methods. Cava and champagne use traditional method or methode champenoise, with double fermentation in the bottles creating big bubbles. Prosecco has the second fermentation in a tank before bottling so bubbles are smaller. Prosecco needs to be drunk while its young wheteas the other two may be kept longer. That’s why you’ll not find vintage prosecco.

    2. Long
      December 16, 2020 AT 9:41 pm

      Thanks you sharing this. And love your website

    3. Long
      December 16, 2020 AT 9:40 pm

      Yummy recipe, i am going to make this soon. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 17, 2020 AT 7:22 pm

        Yay! Let me know what you think. 🙂

    4. janet
      December 16, 2020 AT 12:25 pm

      How festive! And easy to make non-alcoholic versions for the kids on Christmas morning!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 23, 2020 AT 10:13 am

        Love the idea of a non-alcoholic version, Janet. I hope the kiddos love it!

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