Add some fall flavor to classic mimosas and make these three ingredient apple cider mimosas! They’re perfect for brunch, Thanksgiving, or any celebration!
Is it really brunch if mimosas aren’t on the table? If you’re brunching with me, the answer is no. Traditional mimosas are great, but when it’s fall and apple cider is available at nearly every grocery store, I couldn’t help but make these apple cider mimosas!
What Is A Mimosa?
If you’re new to mimosas, you’ve been missing out. A mimosa is a cocktail made with chilled champagne and citrus juice, most common, orange juice. It’s served in a champagne flute and you’ll often see them served at brunch or wedding showers.
Ingredients For Apple Cider Mimosas
- apple cider
- cinnamon sugar (optional)
How To Make Apple Cider Mimosas
Start by combining the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Dip the rims of the champagne flutes into the apple cider you’ve measured out and let any excess cider drip off.
Take the glasses and dip them into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Turn them a few times to makes sure the sugar is completely coating the rim.
Pour an ounce of the calvados. Into each glass and then two ounces of apple cider into each glass. Uncork the chilled champagne and pour four ounces into each glass or just pour until each glass is topped off.
Be sure to pour the champagne slowly and tip the champagne flutes at an angle as you pour to prevent it from bubbling over the top.
How To Open A Bottle Of Champagne
Opening a bottle of champagne can be intimidating. Usually there are people standing around watching you, which can add to the pressure of doing it right. Below are some tips to pop that bottle and not have the cork and champagne go flying everywhere.
- Make sure the champagne has been chilled. If it isn’t the pressure inside the bottle will cause the cork to release quickly, possibly causing it to shoot across the room.
- Remove the foil surrounding the cork. If you have a wine key this can make it easier to cleanly remove the foil.
- Use a kitchen towel or cloth napkin and place it over the cage and cork. Simultaneously, put pressure on the cork and untwist the cage counterclockwise.
- Once the cage is loose, twist the bottle to loosen the cork. Don’t twist the cork as this can result in it breaking off inside the bottle.
- When the cork starts to feel loose slowly pull it from the bottle. The slower the cork is removed the less of loud pop you’ll have and you shouldn’t lose any of the champagne.
What’s The Difference Between A Mimosa And A Bellini?
While mimosas are generally made with orange juice and champagne, bellinis are made with peach purée and prosecco. Prosecco is similar to champagne in that it’s a sparkling wine. It’s made in Northeastern Italy versus champagne which is made in France.
In my opinion, a mimosa is slightly more tart in flavor than a bellini due to the citrus juice. A bellini tends to be sweeter and almost creamy because of the natural pectin in the peach purée.
More Brunch Cocktails
- Cinnamon Pear Mimosas
- Cranberry Orange Mimosas
- Raspberry Sorbet Bellinis
- Spiced Rum Chai Latte
- Bourbon Eggnog Latte
- 2 ounces calvados (apple liquor)
- 4 ounces unsweetened apple cider
- 8 ounces champagne
Cinnamon Sugar Rim
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl that's wide enough to fit the rim of the champagne flute.
- Dip the rims of the champagne flutes into the measured out apple cider then place them in the cinnamon sugar. Turn them a few times to make sure the rims are completely coated in the sugar.
- Pour an ounce of calvados into each glass, followed by two ounces of apple cider. Top off each glass with approximately four ounces of champagne and serve.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 189Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.