apple cider mimosas

Apple cider mimosa

This is for all the bubble lovers out there.  I love a good champagne cocktail and mimosas always evoke a celebration or vacation vibe to me.  Traditional mimosas use orange juice but we injected a little seasonal twist, using apple cider instead of orange juice for the Fall season.

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A few years ago we hosted some parent’s at our house on Halloween night while our tweens & teens trick-or-treated in the neighborhood.  I knew some of the parents, but others not so well so I wanted to make sure I covered all my bases, but still remained festive.

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I offered these apple cider mimosas, which could also be made without any sparkling wine if that is your preference.  In preparing for the latter choice I made sure to get the best apple cider I could find so it would still be an elevated beverage if you chose to go sans bubbles.

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The funny part is everyone enjoyed them and yes everyone wanted bubbles.  I am still glad I chose to hunt for a good apple cider since it really makes the drink that much better.  Just like any recipe you want to use the best ingredients you can get your hands on.

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On that note though, you do not need to splurge on the sparkling wine|champagne since you are mixing.  An average | middle of the road bubbly is perfect for any beverage you are going to use mixers.  If you are drinking bubbles alone…that’s another story.
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For traditional mimosas we have used Prosecco since the citrus cuts through the sweetness of the Prosecco.  Since cider tends to be on the sweet side already I opted for a brut sparkling wine.  I do not like overly sweet beverages, leaning toward the tart side on my elixirs of choice.  That being said, if you’re a sweet gal or guy, Prosecco might be the way to go for you.  😉

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Since I always say you eat or drink with your eyes first, it’s all about presentation.  For a garnish you can use an apple slice or cinnamon stick.  I also rimmed our glasses with a sugary cinnamon garnish.  You can use one or all of the above choices.

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For the drink itself we use about 1/3 cider to 2/3 bubbly but others use 1/2-1/2 depending on taste and preference.  There is no wrong or right way just your way.

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It’s a festive beverage, which can be enjoyed throughout the entire Fall season.  I set our cocktails in the front sitting area, which is fairly new and can read about here and here.  We sprinkled some fun all around for the upcoming Halloween Holiday.

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Although my children are too old to trick-or-treat {one is actually in college and currently under quarantine since his roommate tested positive for Covid, so no Halloween for him} but we are keeping it festive over here for all the littles in the neighborhood.

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Cheers  ~  Salud  ~  Sante  !
“There cannot be good living where there is not good drinking.”
~Benjamin Franklin~

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