That cool breeze is officially in the morning and evening air and I am ready for ALL. OF. THE. FALL. THINGS. You know: wearing jeans, cooking up something warm and hearty, and definitely a fall cocktail or two. Today I’m sharing a super easy recipe for a caramel apple mimosa.
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HOW TO MAKE THIS EASY FALL COCKTAIL
When it comes to brunch cocktails, a mimosa is always at the top of my list. But as the weather cools down, it just doesn’t feel right to order a refreshing, citrus beverage.
This caramel apple mimosa is a simple fall twist on the original brunch cocktail, with apple cider replacing the orange juice. It’s easy to make and perfect for a fall weekend brunch with your besties. Plus, the cozy fall flavors of apple and cinnamon hold up well into November.
Here’s what you’ll need for this easy fall cocktail:
- Ground cinnamon and sugar, mixed together for the rim
- Melted caramel or caramel syrup (you can find this in the baking or ice cream section of a grocery store)
- Apple cider
- Sparkling wine, champagne, or Prosecco
- Sliced apples, for garnish
To make this drink feel fancy, dip the rims of your champagne glasses into caramel sauce, then dip into your cinnamon sugar mixture. Apples and cinnamon are a winning combo for me come fall, and the caramel adds the perfect touch of sweetness as you sip your drink.
What’s great about this caramel apple mimosa is that you don’t need any fancy barware like a shaker or strainer. Just fill each glass about a quarter of the way with apple cider, then top off with champagne!
If you want, add a thin apple slice to garnish.
Be sure you have everything ready to pour, so you can serve quickly; as the caramel sauce will run down each glass thanks to #gravity. Is this not an easy fall cocktail or what?
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CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSA RECIPE
Caramel Apple Mimosa
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- Melted caramel or caramel sauce
- 1 cup apple cider
- 1 bottle sparkling wine, Champagne, or Prosecco
- thin apple slices, for garnish
- In one small bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. In another small bowl, the caramel. Dip the rim of each glass into the caramel and then the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Fill each glass about 1/4 full with apple cider.
- Top off each glass with sparkling wine.
- Garnish each with one apple slice.