This cinnamon apple cider mimosa recipe tastes just like cinnamon apple cider but packs a major boozy punch. With only three ingredients, this cinnamon apple cider mimosa is perfect for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! Crazy quick and easy, too.
Why this cinnamon apple cider mimosa is so good:
- 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.
- This cinnamon apple cider mimosa recipe is insanely easy to throw together, but they taste like you’ve been infusing them with cinnamon all day.
- You can make just one or you can make batches big enough for 50!
- They’re super popular, easy, totally delicious, and just powerful enough to make large family gatherings more digestible.
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 at his 2-year-old birthday: 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.
This cinnamon apple cider mimosa totally fit the bill: light and refreshing, boozy, and perfect for fall.
- For a healthier take, try a couple drops of cinnamon essential oil instead of cinnamon whisky. Use regular whisky and simply flavor the batch with that natural spiced essential oil.
- Infuse your apple cider with fresh rosemary sprigs and cinnamon sticks for 12-24 hours for a gourmet take on this cinnamon apple cider mimosa recipe.
- Start with less cinnamon whiskey and work your way up to taste. The perfect excuse for sipping an apple cider mimosa before the guests even arrive!
- Garnish with a thinly sliced apple, sprig of rosemary, and cinnamon stick. Gorgeous.
How to make this cinnamon apple cider mimosa recipe:
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 all get out.
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!
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Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosas (Thanksgiving Cocktails, Christmas Cocktails)
- 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
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- fresh rosemary
- cinnamon sticks
- 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.
- To make just one, pour almost equal parts of apple cider and sparkling wine, using a little more apple cider than sparkling wine. Add in a glug of cinnamon whiskey, to taste.
Cheryl Malik is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind the healthy, flavorful, family friendly recipes at 40 Aprons. She’s been a blogger for 10+ years and is known for her delicious recipes and detailed recipe instructions. Cheryl is a mom of three who lives in Memphis, TN.