Apple Cider Mimosas

29 December 2018 by Natanja

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  • Sweet apple cider paired with sparkling Prosecco in a light and refreshing mimosa.

    Two glasses of apple cider mimosas in Champagne glasses next to a bottle of Prosecco

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend some time with their ones. With Christmas behind us (and our bellies a ton fuller) it’s time to plan the next celebration, namely the New Year. If you went all out at your Christmas celebration, I got a refreshing and light beverage for your New Years celebration right here.

    What are your plans for the New Year? Have you made any resolutions? While I am not a big believer in resolutions for the new year, I did take some time to write down my goals concerning this blog, my studies and my fitness routine that I’d like to achieve or simply continue with in the next year. I have tried to set the goals as realistic as possible so that I can actually reach them and not feel overwhelmed. 

    I was inspired to make these apple cider mimosas after reshooting the photos for my apple cider recipe which I posted back in 2016. The underexposed and slightly blurry images were always a sore spot for me and I am glad I finally got around to update them!

    Apple Cider

    You can certainly make these mimosas with store-bought apple cider, and if you are pressed for time or planning an elaborate party, it’s definitely a great time saving option. However, if you can take the extra time, I suggest making the apple cider from scratch. While that my seem like a ton of work, it’s really not, as you can tell from my recipe right here. You can basically dump all the ingredients in a large pot and then do something else while it cooks. Plus you’ll get the extra benefit of your home smelling like Christmas. 

    Dipping the rim of the Champagne glass into cinnamon sugar

    To give the mimosas a pretty presentation, I dipped the top of the champagne glasses into sweetened condensed milk and then into a cinnamon sugar mixture. The extra step doesn’t take long but it instantly upgrades the look of your mimosas! (If you are serving the mimosas in anything other than champagne glasses, keep in mind that this only works with thin rimmed glasses.) 

    Make Ahead

    While it’s best to assemble your mimosas shortly before serving, you can prepare all the ingredients ahead of time. Homemade apple cider can be made ahead a few days and kept in the fridge or also frozen for longer (simply thaw it overnight). The cinnamon sugar can also be prepped ahead of time and stored in a Tupperware until you need it. All that’s left to do on the day of is assemble everything. Dipping the glasses in condensed milk and cinnamon sugar is a quick and fun task that kids can help out with. And speaking of kids, you can very easily turn these into kid friendly beverages by omitting the Prosecco. Happy entertaining and a Happy New Year!

    Two glasses of apple cider mimosas in Champagne glasses next to a bottle of Prosecco
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    Two glasses of apple cider mimosas in Champagne glasses next to a bottle of Prosecco

    Apple Cider Mimosas

    • Yield: 12 glasses (serves 6) 1x


    Sweet apple cider paired with sparkling Prosecco in a light and refreshing mimosa.


    • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
    • Homemade apple cider (or store-bought)
    • 1 bottle Champagne or Prosecco



    1. In a small shallow dish, combine the sugar and cinnamon. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into shallow dish as well.
    2. Gently dip the rim of the champagne glasses into the sweetened condensed milk and then into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
    3. Fill the glasses halfway with apple cider and then top them off with Champagne or Prosecco. 


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