Apple Cider Mimosas – Apple cider, cinnamon whisky and champagne with a cinnamon sugar rim. The perfect easy cocktails for the holidays!
Apple Cider Mimosas
These Apple Cider Mimosas are so fun and festive, and are a spicy holiday twist on traditional mimosas. I’m usually cooking early in the morning on Thanksgiving day, and I love the idea of having one of these to celebrate. They are also perfect for a early Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, you can definitely just combine apple cider and Champagne, but why not kick it up a notch with a shot of cinnamon whiskey? Even though this mimosa is served chilled, the cinnamon whiskey will warm you up from the inside out!
How to Make Apple Cider Mimosas
- Start by adding a cinnamon sugar rim to the glass. I like using these stemless champagne flutes, I feel like they are less likely to tip over and they take up less room in my already crowded kitchen cabinets.
- To get the cinnamon and sugar to adhere to the rim of the glass, you need something sticky. Most recipes use lemon or lime, but I found an apple slice worked perfectly, and I already had them out. Rub an apple slice around the rim of the glass, then dip it upside down in the cinnamon and sugar.
- Add apple cider and cinnamon whiskey to the glass and stir. If you are making ahead, stop here and wait until just before to top off with champagne. This way, you don’t loose your bubbles.
Depending on the type of apple cider you use, the sweetness will vary, so I do recommend a test run. All-natural apple ciders can be more tart than sweet, but that is easily adjusted if a sweeter cocktail is preferred. You can add simple syrup, sugar or even honey depending on your preference.
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Apple Cider Mimosas - Apple cider, cinnamon whisky and champagne with a cinnamon sugar rim. The perfect easy cocktails for the holidays!
- 16 oz brut champagne
- 8 oz apple cider
- 4 oz cinnamon whiskey
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- apple slices for garnish
in a small bowl or saucer, combine cinnamon and sugar. Rub rim of champagne flute with apple slice and dip in sugar cinnamon mixture.
Divide cider and whiskey evenly between champagne flutes, then add champagne. Garnish with apple slice.
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