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Apple Cider Mimosa

image showcasing an Apple Cider Mimosa in a champagne flute. The drink is a sparkling, golden color, and the glass is filled halfway with apple cider and topped off with champagne, creating a bubbly effect. On the side of the glass, there's a garnish of a thin apple slice or a cinnamon stick. The background is a cozy, autumnal setting with warm colors and maybe a few fallen leaves or apples around the base of the glass to enhance the seasonal feel. The lighting is soft and inviting, making the drink look refreshing and appealing.

Let me introduce you to an amazing drink, the Apple Cider Mimosa. It’s a fantastic choice if you’re looking for something special. This cocktail combines the crispness of apple cider with the bubbly charm of champagne. It’s perfect for brunch, celebrations, or just a relaxing day. Once you try it, you’ll see why it’s a favorite.

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Tasting Notes

The Apple Cider Mimosa is a delightful mix of sweet and tangy flavors. The apple cider brings a fresh, fruity taste, while the champagne adds a sophisticated sparkle. It’s not too sweet and has a lovely, light feel. The aroma of apples and the effervescence of the champagne make every sip a joyful experience.


  • 1 part apple cider
  • 1 part champagne
  • Optional: a slice of apple or a cinnamon stick for garnish


  1. Chill the apple cider and champagne before serving.
  2. Pour the apple cider into a champagne flute, filling half of the glass.
  3. Gently top it off with an equal amount of champagne.
  4. If you like, add a slice of apple or a cinnamon stick for an extra touch.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • For a sweeter drink, choose a sweeter apple cider.
  • To keep it chilled, use frozen apple slices instead of ice.
  • A dry or brut champagne balances the sweetness of the cider well.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

  • Champagne: Go for a brut champagne like Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot.
  • Apple Cider: Local, fresh apple cider is best, but brands like Martinelli’s also work great.

Similar Cocktails or Flavor Variations

  1. Pear Cider Mimosa: Swap apple cider for pear cider.
  2. Cranberry Mimosa: Replace apple cider with cranberry juice.
  3. Peach Bellini: Use peach puree instead of apple cider.
  4. Pomegranate Mimosa: Mix pomegranate juice with champagne.
  5. Apple Cider Sangria: Combine apple cider, white wine, and chopped fruits.
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The traditional Mimosa is a classic brunch cocktail, usually made with orange juice and champagne. The Apple Cider Mimosa is a modern twist on this, bringing in the autumnal flavors of apple cider. It’s become popular in recent years, especially in areas where apple cider is a seasonal favorite.

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Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
4.5 from 15 votes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Mimosa
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
The Apple Cider Mimosa is a popular fall cocktail recipe. Craft a captivating blend of sweetness and sparkle with our easy instructions.


  • Apple cider
  • Champagne
  • Cinnamon sugar optional garnish
  • Apple slice optional garnish


  • Rim the champagne flute with cinnamon sugar. To do this, rub a lemon wedge or some water around the rim of the glass and then dip it in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. This will give your mimosa a sweet and spicy kick.
  • Pour in the apple cider. Fill the champagne flute about 1/3 of the way with apple cider. You can use homemade apple cider or buy it from the grocery store.
  • Top with champagne or prosecco. Fill the rest of the glass with champagne or prosecco. You can also use sparkling cider or sparkling water if you want a non-alcoholic version of this drink.
  • Garnish with an apple slice. Add a slice of fresh apple to the rim of the glass for a juicy and colorful garnish.
  • Toast and enjoy! Raise your glass and enjoy your delicious fall cocktail.
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let us know how it was!


There are many variations of the classic Apple Cider Mimosa that you can try, each with its unique flavor profile. Here are a few variations that you can experiment with:

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Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa

Add a splash of cranberry juice to your Apple Cider Mimosa for a tart and tangy twist. You can also garnish it with fresh cranberries for a pop of color.

Pumpkin Spice Apple Cider Mimosa

Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to your Apple Cider Mimosa for a cozy fall flavor. You can also rim the glass with cinnamon sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

Ginger Apple Cider Mimosa

Add a splash of ginger beer to your Apple Cider Mimosa for a spicy kick. You can also garnish it with a slice of fresh ginger for a bold flavor.

Maple Bourbon Apple Cider Mimosa

Add a splash of bourbon and a drizzle of maple syrup to your Apple Cider Mimosa for a boozy and sweet twist. You can also rim the glass with brown sugar for a caramelized crunch.

Pear Apple Cider Mimosa

Add a splash of pear juice to your Apple Cider Mimosa for a delicate and fruity flavor. You can also garnish it with a slice of fresh pear for an elegant touch.

Apple Cider Mimosa
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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