These cinnamon apple cider mimosas taste just like cinnamon apple cider but pack a major punch. With only three ingredients, they’re the perfect Thanksgiving cocktails, Christmas cocktails, or Christmas morning cocktails! Beyond easy to whip together, these cinnamon apple cider mimosas are so popular. They’ll become your new favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, Christmas cocktails, and Christmas morning cocktails, I guarantee it!
I’m a little bit extra, if you know what I mean. I can’t help it.
I signed up to be room parent for my son’s preschool of course. But that’s not the worst of it: I developed and designed branding for their classroom, and every note home as the appropriate Wacky Whale™ mark stamped on it.
It’s the first year Leo really cares about Santa, so, instead of planning a trip to see Saint Nick at the mall, I organized a professional Santa meet-and-greet at our home and invited all our friends.
I somehow managed to get the real Winnie the Pooh to show up at Leo’s second birthday, where we had a bouncy house and Pin the Tail on Eeyore and a field of candy-coated strawberries made to look like rows of carrots ready to picked from Rabbit’s garden.
And, of course, the signature cocktail: the cinnamon apple cider mimosa.
His birth is the second day of autumn, though it certainly never feels like that. But once we reach the end of September, I simply can’t help myself: everything I touch ends up infused with cinnamon, a bit of pumpkin stirred in, a few homemade apple chips to top it all off. And despite the fact that the part was at 10 a.m., I felt compelled by some sort of entertaining demon to serve a fall-inspired cocktail to the parents who braved a crowded house of kids, jacked on our sugary donut hole croquembouche, weaving through grown-up legs and chasing each other around the kitchen island.
So I kept it simple but not too light: champagne + apple cider + cinnamon whiskey. I called it Mrs. Robinson’s Juice, as a nod to the kitschy 70s classic and hoping no one would think too hard about Christopher Robin’s name taking on a few extra letters, and made sure to spell out its potency on the label. Because, y’all…
This stuff is no joke.
It tastes just like a spiced cinnamon apple cider with a refreshing bit of carbonation, but it packs a punch, thanks to the easygoing champagne and sneaky cinnamon whiskey. I’ve made it three times since and will make it on Thanksgiving and Christmas morning. They’re super popular, easy, totally delicious, and just powerful enough to make large family gatherings more digestible.
And it simply can’t get any easier: a bottle of champagne + a bottle of apple cider + a glug or two of cinnamon whiskey. Tada! Throw some apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and sprigs of rosemary in, and you’re fancy as hell.
These cinnamon apple cider mimosas are such perfect Thanksgiving cocktails or Christmas cocktails (or, even better, Christmas morning cocktails), and your entire family will love it. Just make sure none of the kiddos grab a glass; it tastes just like cinnamon apple cider but has a major kick to it!
If you’re not a fan of Fireball, there are plenty of other cinnamon whiskeys out there. If you’re in the South, try Prichard’s Distillery’s Sweet Lucifer. So good!
Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosas (Thanksgiving Cocktails, Christmas Cocktails)
These cinnamon apple cider mimosas taste just like cinnamon apple cider but pack a major punch. With only three ingredients, they're the perfect Thanksgiving cocktails, Christmas cocktails, or Christmas morning cocktails! Beyond easy to whip together, these cinnamon apple cider mimosas are so popular. They'll become your new favorite Thanksgiving cocktails, Christmas cocktails, and Christmas morning cocktails, I guarantee it!
- 1 750-ml bottle dry sparkling wine
- 1 32-ounce bottle organic apple cider
- about 1/4 cup cinnamon whiskey plus more to taste, like Fireball or Sweet Lucifer from Prichard's Distillery
Combine sparkling wine and apple cider in a pitcher, then stir in 1/4 cup cinnamon whiskey. Add more cinnamon whiskey to taste. Garnish with thin apple slices, cinnamon sticks, and fresh sprigs of rosemary. Serve immediately.
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