Apple cider mimosas are a fun twist on the traditional brunch drink and perfect for sipping on fall mornings. Just 2 ingredients needed!
First of all, a quick happy birthday to my Dad! 🎉
We celebrated with him this past weekend (outside and from a distance) but I had to give a quick shout out today. I love you, Dad!
And now, I hope you guys are ready for some fun and festive cocktails!
Today’s recipe for these apple cider mimosas is the first of many I have planned through the rest of the year here on Family Food on the Table.
I am always so focused on the food, I have been a little neglectful of the boozy recipes. Sorry guys! I am working to correct this cause I have so many fun drink recipes to share with you.
And cause it’s 2020. And we all need a drink, amIright??
(Oh, but I have already shared this poinsettia cocktail that is a holiday favorite and another champagne-based drink. Fun fact: That drink recipe was picked up by Women’s World Magazine and published there last year!)
But, back to today.
Apple cider mimosas are such a fun and simple twist on a regular mimosa and are perfect for fall. 🍎🍂
The sweetness of the apple cider and the warmth from the spices it has just pairs so well with the bubbly champagne and creates a really great fall sipper.
It’s light, refreshing and just lovely on a cool autumn morning. Or afternoon.
(These are also a great alternative for people who have trouble with the acidity in orange juice for regular mimosas.)
And while I am not hosting the regular brunch parties we’ve had in the past amid this year’s craziness, I’m hopeful it won’t be too long before we can have get togethers. Cause I can hardly wait to have a big group of friends over to chat and laugh and sip and snack.
You too, I’m sure!
OK, I have a few quick notes coming up on how to make apple cider mimosas. Just tryin’ to be helpful.
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Notes on making apple cider mimosas:
- A dry/brut champagne is best here because the apple cider has enough sweetness. You can use an actual champagne or a cava or sparkling wine.
- Homemade apple cider is delicious, but a store-bought version is fine, too.
- Make sure both the bubbly and apple cider is chilled to make these drinks.
- You can add a cinnamon sugar rim for your glasses if you want to be fancy.
- Other possible garnishes include an apple slice or even a cinnamon stick.
The recipe makes a single drink, but of course you can fix as many of these as you like at a time.
Also, of course you can adjust the quantities listed below to suit your tastes. I sometimes want a little extra bubbly for a stronger drink.
And in case you’re looking for some more ideas to round out your autumn brunch spread, here’s a few recipes for inspiration.
Brunch recipes to try:
Overnight French toast is a classic in my family and cheesy baked eggs are a great way to serve a crowd. And this pumpkin applesauce bread has a streusel topping and is perfect for a fall breakfast treat.
Or, if you’re looking more for fun finger food fare, check out these cheesy baked breakfast sliders. They go quickly!
Whatever else you’re serving, I hope you give these apple cider mimosas a try soon.
Cheers to my favorite month, the cool fall weather, and plenty of bubbly with friends and family. 🥂
P.S. Stay tuned for some other fun holiday drink recipes coming up.
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- 2 oz. champagne (or cava or other sparkling wine), chilled
- 2 oz. apple cider, chilled
- Cinnamon sugar rims, apple slices
- If using a sugared rim, dip the tips of each champagne flute in water and then in a shallow dish of cinnamon sugar to coat the edges.
- Fill each flute halfway with Champagne. Top with the apple cider and serve immediately, garnished with an apple slice if desired.
A dry/brut champagne is best (instead of a sweeter version) because the apple cider has enough sweetness. You can use an actual champagne or a cava or sparkling wine.
You can adjust the quantities listed above to suit your tastes, such as adding some extra champagne if you'd like.
Serving Size:1 mimosa
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g