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Apple Cider Mimosa Champagne Cocktail

Apple Cider Mimosas are a delicious champagne cocktail with white sparkling wine and apple cider. Grace the top with a few apple slices and it’s ready for your holiday brunch tables, bridal showers, seasonal events, and cozy fireside nights.

Apple Cider Mimosa
Apple Cider Mimosa with fall colors.

This drink shines beautifully with a gorgeous amber color that works wonderfully well with harvest and Christmas decor.

Club Soda can easily replace the sparkling wine to make this a kid friendly non-alcoholic refreshment that everyone can enjoy. A good quality apple cider makes all the difference in the flavor and richness of this mimosa.

Apple Cider Mimosa
Light and bubbly apple cider refreshment.

What can you substitute for Champagne in Mimosas?

Since mimosas are a mixed drink, you don’t need to use an expensive champagne. The juice will bring the sweetness and the garnishes are a large part of the splendor that mimosas hold. Opt for an inexpensive dry sparkling wine such as Cava or Prosecco. Both pair well with juice and bring balance to the natural sugars in juices.

How do you rim a Mimosa Glass?

This Apple Cider Mimosa makes a beautiful statement when served with a cinnamon sugared rimmed glass. This is of course an optional garnish, but if you are wanting to rim your champagne flutes it’s an easy process that finishes these classy drinks with elegence.

  • Chill the glasses ahead of time
  • In a small saucer pour simple syrup
  • In a second sauce pour a mixture of cinnamon and sugar
  • Invert the champagne flute and dip into the simple syrup, wetting the rim
  • Dip the glass inverted into the cinnamon sugar mixture
Chilled And Rimmed Champagne Glass
chill your glass before rimming for best results.

More Fall Mimosa Recipes

All of these mimosas will work for a brunch cocktail or to create a seasonal mimosa bar.

Apple Cider Mimosa-Ungarnished
Apple cider mimosa is pretty even ungarnished. A simple two ingredient wine cocktail.

What is the proper glass to serve Mimosas?

Mimosas look elegant in champagne flutes but, that’s not the only reason a flute is preferred.

The tall narrow proportions of the champagne flute serve to retain more bubbles.

The bubbles are contained and directed upward rather than dispersing so, the drink stays sparkling longer in a flute. Stemless flutes or similar glasses work just as well as the fancy stemmed champagne glasses.

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe

A simple, classy mimosa that can be garnished to fit your event or left undressed.


Choose your bubbly according to your own tastes. An extra dry brut champagne is less sweet than a white sparkling Prosecco wine.

Apple Cider Mimosa Ingredients
Ingredients you will need for the apple cider mimosa.
  • Sparkling white wine or champagne
  • Filtered apple cider
  • Fresh apple slices for garnish
  • Cinnamon and sugar if you are serving in rimmed glasses

Visual guide to making this Mimosa

Pouring Apple Cider
Pour apple cider into your champagne glass

Tips for the Apple Cider Mimosa recipe

  • Chill the sparkling wine and juice at least an hour before serving.
  • Make the mimosa just before serving to get the best refreshing sparkling result.
  • Watch when pouring to leave headroom. The bubbles will froth a bit.

Garnish Ideas for the Apple Cider Mimosa

This drink can be served without any garnish for a simple, fall flavored refreshment or dressed up to create a beautiful statement drink that elevates the theme of your event. Some garnish ideas that we love are

  • A cinnamon sugar rimmed glass
  • Serving with thin apple slices on skewers
  • Finish with a delicate apple skin curl on the rim of the glass
  • Add a cinnamon stick and star anise clove to the drink
  • Serve with a fresh sprig of rosemary
  • Rim the flute with a caramel drizzle
  • Add spun sugar for an over the top statement drink
Thin Slicing Apple
Cut three thin slices off an apple quarter. Garnish with a pick.
Pouring Sparkling Wine Into Rimmed Glass
A cinnamon sugar rim on your glass add another look entirely to your apple cider mimosa recipe.

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Apple Cider Mimosa
Yield: 8 mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Apple Cider mimosa is an inexpensive and delicious fall cocktail with sparkling wine and apple cider. This wine cocktail works well for a special breakfast or brunch table. Your guests will love it.


  • 4 Cups apple cider
  • 750 ml bottle Prosecco Wine (OR Brut Champagne)



  1. Chill the apple cider and sparkling wine one hour or more ahead.
  2. Chill the champagne flutes if rimming the glasses at least 15 minutes.

Mimosa Recipe:

  1. Pour chilled clear apple cider into bottom of champagne flute to half way.
  2. Carefully pour chilled wine to top.
  3. Garnish as preferred.



This apple cider Mimosa recipe is beautiful and easy to garnish for guests with a few apple slices on a bamboo pick. Or rim the glass with cinnamon and sugar for a warm cozier look.

  1. For best results use a CLEAR filtered apple cider.
  2. Chill your cider and sparkling wine ahead for the most refreshing results.
  3. Use a tall narrow glass like a champagne flute for the prettiest presentation of this champagne cocktail.
  4. A champagne flute is also perfect to retain the fizzy bubbles in mimosas. Use either stemmed flutes or stemless.
  5. Never shake or stir a sparkling wine cocktail.


  1. Mix equal parts sugar and cinnamon on a small flat plate
  2. Spread simple syrup on a separate flat plate.
  3. Invert your CHILLED glass into the simple syrup to wet the rim.
  4. Now set the wet rim into the sugar cinnamon mixture and swirl until it is well coated.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 8mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 0g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for professional nutritional advice

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Apple Cider Mimosas are a delicious champagne cocktail with white sparkling wine and apple cider. Grace the top with a few apple slices and it’s ready for your holiday brunch tables, bridal showers, seasonal events, and cozy fireside nights.

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