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Apple Cider Mimosa is an easy, two ingredient cocktail perfect for Thanksgiving morning, afternoon or evening! Make this autumn cocktail with fresh apple cider and champagne for a festive fall drink.

Apple cider mimosas with apple garnish and cinnamon sugar rim.

After planning your whole Thanksgiving menu, it’s important not to forget a key element – the drinks! I’m a big fan of festive, fall cocktails using apple cider. I’ve shared an Apple Cider Irish Mule, and Maple Whiskey Cider and an Apple Old Fashioned. I love this Apple Cider Mimosa because it is a lighter drink that you can sip on during the day if you want to. Not only that – it’s super easy and guests can make their own – less work for you!

Apple cider pouring into a champagne glass with a cinnamon sugar rim.

How do you make an Apple Cider Mimosa?

This drink is super simple and really only has two ingredients – apple cider and sparkling wine. It also has a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple garnish to make it extra festive.

What kind of champagne should be used for Mimosas?

Although you can use champagne in a mimosa if you want, I prefer to use a less expensive option such as prosecco or another sparkling wine. Make sure you are using a dry sparkling wine so that the drink doesn’t turn out too sweet.

Prosecco pouring into a champagne glass with apple cider.

Can apple cider mimosas be made without alcohol?

Yes, you can easily substitute a non alcoholic beverage for the sparkling wine. Try alcohol removed champagne, sparkling apple cider or flavored sparkling water. Ginger beer would also be a great option.

Helpful equipment

You don’t really need anything fancy to make these drinks, but a set of nice champagne flutes will make it more fun. I have had THESE since I got married and love them. If you prefer stemless, THESE are highly rated.

Apple Cider Mimosa in a champagne glass, garnished with a cinnamon sugar rim and an apple slice

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Apple Cider Mimosa

Prep 5 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


For the apple cider mimosa

  • 20 ounces Sparkling Wine
  • 12 ounces Apple Cider

For the cinnamon sugar rim

  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP apple cider


  • apple slices


Prepare the glasses

  • Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Pour about 1 Tablespoon of apple cider in a shallow bowl or small rimmed plate. Dip the rim of the champagne glass into the apple cider, then lift and allow excess to drip off. Dip wet rim into cinnamon sugar.

Make Apple Cider Mimosa

  • Pour 2-3 ounces of apple cider into the glass. Top with champagne or sparkling wine. Garnish glass with an apple slice if desired.


Nutrition facts do not include cinnamon apple rim or garnish.


Serving: 1mimosa | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
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Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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