apple cider mimosas are perfect for this time of year!

apple cider mimosas

I love to use apples around this time of year, whether it’s in my menus or decor accents or as in this case, beverages. It’s a great transitional element into the harvest season. If you like bubbly, like I do, then you’ll love these apple cider mimosas.

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apple cider mimosas are a festive fall drink

Years ago we hosted some parents 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.

apple cider mimosas

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.

apple cider mimosas for fall

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.

how to make apple cider mimosas

  • Apple Cider (the best you can find in your area is preferred)
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Thinly sliced fresh apples for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
apple cider mimosas
  • Fill champagne flute about 2/3s to 1/2 of the glass with apple cider (depends on your preference)
  • Top off the rest with sparkling wine
  • Garnish with apple slice and cinnamon stick

tips on making apple cider mimosas

I do not recommend splurging on expensive champagne or sparkling wine for this drink. An average | middle of the road bubbly is perfect for any beverage you are going to use with mixers.  If you are drinking bubbles alone…that’s another story.

apple cider mimosas for halloween

For traditional mimosas, many times we have used Prosecco since the citrus cuts through the sweetness of the Prosecco.  Since cider tends to be on the sweeter side, I opted for a brut sparkling wine.  I do not like overly sweet beverages, leaning towards 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.  😉

halloween vibes

Since I always say you eat or drink with your eyes first, it’s all about presentation.  For a garnish, I recommend on using an apple slice and | 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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It’s a festive beverage, which can be enjoyed throughout the entire Fall season.  I staged our cocktails in the front sitting area, which you can read all about here {front yard sitting area}.


Although our children no longer trick-or-treat and are actually at college, we still like to maintain some halloween festive vibes over here for all the littles in the neighborhood.

apple cider mimosas for halloween entertaining

We will sprinkle some fun all around for the upcoming Halloween Holiday. Make sure to pop back in soon or sign up to follow the fun.

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apple cider mimosa necessities

other apple inspiration

green apple inspired fall tablescape
on the menu – green apples
a transitional tablesccape
caramel apple bar

“There cannot be good living where there is no good drinking.”

BenJamin Franklin

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. sdsikes says:

    Sounds delicious!!

    1. Thanks ! Cheers. MJ

  2. Cara says:

    You always come up with wonderful ideas and beverages MaryJo. We do not drink alcohol, but I am kind of intrigued. I have had it with orange juice, but never apple cider. I think I will ask my husband if he wants to take a trip to get some apple cider. We have a small place about 40 minutes away where the cider is nearly as clear as apple juice, and it tastes divine! I love the skeleton on your porch. I always love seeing what folks come up with for Halloween. We have a home down a few from us that has a werewolf that stands at their front door, and a few streets over, there is a home that has an 8 ft werewolf that our dog barks at when we pass. It is kind of comical. I never decorated for Halloween until a few years ago, and even now, it is minimal. Maybe I need to dip my toes further into the pool of Halloween, love your ideas! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. EsmeSalon says:

    Super delicious apple drink – will have to give it a whirl.
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    1. TY so much. And I appreciate the reminder. XO- MJ

  4. annafromskylarkhouse says:

    Hi MaryJo – This is such a great idea. We often have a fire outside during the fall in the evening. This is the perfect drink to accompany a fall fire. I also love the cinnamon stick you added for embellishment.

    1. They are very fall festive. Enjoy & cheers. XO- MJ

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