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Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas are one of the easiest and most delicious cocktails to make for fall and winter holidays and celebrations. Just two ingredients in these bubbly cocktails. 

Holiday entertaining is always fun and tasty drinks are a must have for any get together. Vodka Party Punch is my go-to large batch cocktail and if it’s a special occasion, these apple cider mimosas are always a hit. You might also like these Apple Cider Margaritas for an easy fall cocktail.

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Apple Cider Mimosas with apple garnish on a wood tray with sliced apples

Apple Cider Mimosas ~ 2 Ingredient Cocktail

You don’t have to be a professional to create tasty cocktails at home and it doesn’t get any easier than a mimosa. Celebrate in style with these fall flavored drinks.

ingredients for apple cider mimosas

Ingredients Needed:

  • Apple Cider
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Coarse Sugar
  • Apple Slices

How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas:

dipping champagne flute into bowl of caramel sauce

  • Place about a tablespoon of caramel sauce into a shallow bowl and dip the rim of champagne glasses into caramel.

dipping champagne glass into coarse sugar for garnished rim

  • In another shallow bowl, add coarse sugar. Dip caramel rim into sugar, turning to coat evenly. 

caramel sugar garnished rim champagne glasses

  • Any coarse or raw sugar will work for this garnish, I used vanilla sugar. This creates an elegant garnish for the cocktails that also tastes great with the apple flavors. 

champagne flutes with apple cider

  • Pour apple cider into glasses.

filling champagne glasses with sparkling wine

  • Fill with sparkling wine. 

4 apple cider mimosas with apple garnish

  • Garnish with apple slices. 

Garnishing Tip:

Dip apple slices in lemon juice to keep them from browning.

What are Mimosas?

Mimosas are cocktails made with sparkling wine or champagne with a splash of fruit juice and sometimes liqueurs. The combinations are limitless and they are the classic brunch cocktail. Great for holidays and celebrations. 

tray of apple cider mimosas with sparkling wine bottle, sliced apples and whole apple

What Sparkling Wine is Best for Mimosas?

I used Barefoot Bubbly for this recipe. I also like Martini and Rossi Asti. It doesn’t have to be super expensive, but use your favorite.

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Apple Cider Mimosas

If you are looking for the perfect cocktail for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving or Christmas this super simple Apple Cider Mimosa is a surefire hit. It’s refreshing and so delicious and looks so festive with the caramel and sugar garnished champagne glasses.


champagne glasses with apple cider mimosas - apple slice and caramel/sugar rim garnish
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Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple Cider Mimosas are one of the easiest and most delicious cocktails to make for fall and winter holidays and celebrations. Just two ingredients in these bubbly cocktails. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider cocktail, champagne cocktail, fall cocktails, sparkling wine cocktails, Thanksgiving cocktail
Servings: 4 cocktails
Calories: 233kcal
Author: Milisa


  • 750 ml Sparkling Wine
  • 12 ounces Apple Cider
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sugar for garnish
  • apple slices for garnish


  • Spoon a tablespoon of caramel sauce into a small shallow bowl. Dip rims of glasses into sauce.
  • Add coarse sugar to another small shallow bowl and dip caramel rimmed glasses into sugar, coating all the way around the edge.
  • Pour about 3 ounces of apple cider into champagne glasses.
  • Top with sparkling wine.
  • Garnish with an apple slice if desired and serve immediately.


Garnish Tip: Dip sliced apples into lemon juice to prevent browning.
Double recipe as needed.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Sodium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g



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