I don’t know about you, but we definitely have some apple cider left over from the holidays. It’s a staple holiday juice that tastes wonderful on its own, but it also makes a wonderful cocktail.
Have you heard of orange juice mimosas? Well, of course you have. That’s a silly question. Ok, so here is another question… have you heard of apple cider mimosas? Probably not as often as your standard orange juice based one, but lets just say it’s just as delicious. With New Year’s Eve coming up champagne or sparkling wine is the go to celebratory beverage. We thought we’d put our apple cider to great use and mix the two for an appropriate and festive holiday cocktail.
We were specifically inspired by the Cookie Rookie with this recipe. We just replaced the sprinkle garnish with cinnamon sugar one.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- apple cider
- cinnamon sugar or ground cinnamon and granulated sugar
- sliced apple for garnish
Now, are you ready? This cocktail is super easy and super fast.
First, prep your champagne flute by dampening the rim. If you have cinnamon sugar simple coat your rim in it. If you do not have cinnamon sugar, you can very easily make your own version by mixing part cinnamon powder with granulated sugar. Once your rim is coated, take your champagne flute and fill it up with apple cider about 1/2-3/4 cup of the way (depending on how strong you’d like to make it). Then top it off with champagne. You can further garnish your champagne glass with a slice of apple.
We served up our apple cider mimosas in our Air Twist champagne flutes. We just love the whimsical stem that features a playful design.