Friday Cocktail Hour : Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosas

Warm cinnamon, apple cider and Champagne – that is a perfect fall drink.

Happy Friday everyone.

This week for Friday Cocktail Hour, I am back at the Winter Park Distilling Company. While they do not sell Champagne, the background of sweet bourbon aging in barrels made for a perfect and inspiring backdrop for mixing cocktails.

I have been tasting & testing Autumnal recipes and been in love with fresh apple cider for a few weeks. Here is another fantastic and SUPER easy recipe that will wow your guests and be perfect on Thanksgiving day or any Fall cocktail party.

It’s a clean and bright apple cider mimosa- combining my two favorite things: champagne and champagne. All kidding aside, there is absolutely nothing I love more than a champagne cocktail . It’s just a bubbly flute of happiness. My go to champagne cocktail when Hunky Hubbie and I are out on the town is a Kir Royal.

But, I’m always looking for new ideas.

Apple cider adds brightness and sharpness while the cinnamon sugar rim just makes the cocktail extra glamorous. So strap on your high heels, put on that red lipstick and pour yourself a coupe of this crisp cocktail.


Again, fresh cider is a must

Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosas

  • 1 Bottle Champagne

  • 1 Cup Fresh apple cider

  • 2 TBSP Sugar

  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon

Dip the rim of your glass in a sugar cinnamon mixture
This is one festive cocktail


  • Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish
  • Dip the rim of your coupe or flute in water then dip the rim of the glass into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Fill glass 1/4 full with apple cider. Top with Champagne.
Fill 1/4 full with cider
Top with the bubbles
So delicious !

This recipe is so simple but so beautiful. I adore using antique coupes instead of a traditional flute. But, if you are wanting to savor the complexities of Champagne, you may want to consider using a red wine glass. The bubbles have space to develop and the nose of the Champagne is brightest with more surface area provided but the shape of the red wine glass. Read this great article from Glass of Bubbly about which shape is best for Champagne drinking.

I’m ready for the weekend…Enjoy!

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