Apple Cider Mimosas

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Our apple cider mimosas feature champagne, apple cider, and caramel vodka. Make them individually or in a pitcher for a party!

Kim and I enjoy the occasional mimosa. Usually, we drink them over brunch or when we’re having appetizers for dinner.

For today, Kim is sharing a Fall-themed twist on this classic cocktail. It’s her apple cider mimosas. To add a little kick of flavor and alcohol, she added caramel flavored vodka.

An up-close view of the cocktails in champagne glasses.

How to rim the glasses in decorative sugar:

To begin, grab two small bowls. Just keep in mind they have to be large enough to dip the flutes into them. Afterward, add water (or simple syrup) to one bowl and a few tablespoons of decorative sugar to the other bowl.

Finally, dip the rim of the glass into the water and then the sugar. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have sugar rimmed glasses. Kim and I hope you enjoy the mimosas responsibly and wish you all the best 🙂

The upside down dampened champagne glasses dipped in gold sugar.

How to make individual apple cider mimosas:

  • First, we’re going to go over how to make the drinks individually. After that, I’ll explain how to make them by the pitcher.
  • Start by pouring 1.5 ounces of apple cider into a champagne flute. Be careful and don’t splash it all over the place.
  • Next, add 1/2 an ounce of caramel flavored vodka to the cider. You can use a bar spoon to mix them together. But, that’s optional.
  • Last, top off the mimosa with chilled champagne. That’s it, the apple cider mimosa is done!
Champagne added to the vodka and cider.

How to make the recipe in a pitcher:

To make this drink by the pitcher, here’s what you’ll need:

  • 750 mL Bottle of Champagne (preferably chilled)
  • 6 Ounces Apple Cider (chilled)
  • 2 Ounces Caramel Vodka (chilled)

All you need to do is combine all the ingredients together in a large pitcher and serve. Pretty easy, right?

Well, that’s all there is to making these drinks. With that being said, I’m going to go over how to rim your glasses in sugar.

Two cocktails in glasses garnished with sugar.

Apple Cider Mimosa Tips:

  • For chilled mimosas, simply place the ingredients into your fridge at least 2 hours before preparing. Do not prepare the drinks and then refrigerate them; otherwise, the champagne will go flat. Additionally, we don’t recommend adding ice to the drinks because it will dilute the flavor as it melts.
  • As always, use the best champagne and vodka that you can afford. The cheaper the alcohol, the cheaper the flavor.
  • Adding garnishes, like sugar around the rim, are always optional. Feel free to skip that step if you wish.

Other mimosas you may enjoy:

Two apple cider mimosas in champagne glasses.

Apple Cider Mimosas

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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings


For Rimming the Glasses

  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons gold sprinkles, for rimming the glass

For Individual Mimosas

  • 1 ½ ounces apple cider
  • ½ ounce caramel vodka
  • 6 ounces champagne

For a Pitcher of Mimosas

  • 750 mL champagne, 1 bottle
  • 6 ounces apple cider
  • 2 ounces caramel vodka


For Individual Drinks:

  • Dip the rim of each glass in water, and shake off the excess. Then, dip each watered rim into gold sprinkles.
    4 tablespoons water
    4 tablespoons gold sprinkles
  • Pour apple cider and vodka into a tall champagne glass. Top off with champagne.
    1 ½ ounces apple cider
    ½ ounce caramel vodka
    6 ounces champagne
  • Serve immediately.

For a Pitcher:

  • Pour the champagne, apple cider, and vodka into a large pitcher. Stir to combine, and pour into individual glasses when ready to serve.
    750 mL champagne
    6 ounces apple cider
    2 ounces caramel vodka

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*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in recipe ingredients section and a serving size of about 1 drink. Actual calories will vary.
*For more information and tips, please refer to the post.


Serving: 1drink | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 0.4IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg
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