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Apple Cider Mimosa: The Perfect Fall Cocktail

If you are looking for the perfect Thanksgiving cocktail, you can’t go wrong with an apple cider mimosa.  Made simply with just two ingredients , it is the perfect simple fall Champagne cocktail. 

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You are probably familiar with the classic mimosa recipe, but for fall, it makes sense to move away from orange juice and onto something even more delicious and autumn-like – an apple cider mimosa. 

Mimosas are always popular for brunch or holiday events and of course, apple cider is the signature drink of the fall season. 

Put Champagne and apple cider together and you get a delicious bubbly cocktail 

There are lots of variations of the classic mimosa including the Poinsettia Cocktail and even a Peppermint bark Mimosa which is perfect for the holidays. 

The apple cider mimosa is another great holiday cocktail that makes a change from other apple cider drinks such as the Apple Cider Moscow Mule

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Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe

To be honest, I wasn’t sure I would like an apple cider mimosa. While I love sparkling wine and I really like apple cider in the fall months, putting the two together seemed like a strange combination. 

However, I was more than pleasantly surprised at how delicious this apple cider cocktail is and it is really perfect for serving at a fall wedding or Friendsgiving brunch. 

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This tasty cocktail is:

  • Fantastic for a holiday brunch
  • The perfect fall cocktail
  • Great for showers and daytime parties
  • Easy to make

What Is In An Apple cider Mimosa?

You don’t need anything too complicated to make this fall mimosa cocktail. No special equipment is necessary and all you need is a Champagne flute or coupe. 

how to make a fall mimosa

Here’s what goes in an Apple Cider Mimosa Cocktail:

Prosecco or similar sparkling Wine

I normally use either Cava or Prosecco in my mimosas. These cocktails are one place where you don’t need to buy the most expensive liquor in order to make a great tasting drink. 

If you want to use Champagne, then you can but if the budget won’t stretch to it, Cava or Prosecco is perfect for that. 

You can buy a great bottle for under $20. 

Apple Cider

During the fall months, you can buy fresh apple cider from farms and orchards but even during the year, you should be able to find it in grocery stores. 

I use the unsweetened apple cider variety in my mimosas. 

Fresh Apple Slices

Any kind of apple is perfect for a great garnish on your apple cider cocktail. 

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe: Directions

how to make an apple cider mimosa

Step 1

Fill your Champagne flute about halfway with sparkling wine. 

Step 2

Next top your glass with unsweetened apple cider.

Step 3

You can add a slice of fresh apple to your glass for a festive touch.

Virgin Apple Cider Mimosa

If you want to make this drink without alcohol, you can use club soda or sparkling water instead of champagne. 

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Yield: 8

Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with a delicious apple cider Mimosa!

It is the perfect fall cocktail when you want something bubbly with an autumn vibe.

One standard bottle of Champagne or Prosecco should make 8 glasses of this classic mimosa.


  • 1 Bottle Champagne or sparkling wine
  • 2 Cups apple cider
  • Slices of fresh apple


  1. Fill the Champagne flute about halfway with Prosecco or another sparkling wine
  2. Top with apple cider
  3. Garnish with a slice of fresh apple


  1. Non-alcoholic version - substitute the Champagne for club soda or sparkling water
  2. You can use any sparkling wine you wish for this cocktail. My preference is Cava as it is cheaper (!) and a bit lighter.

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