Food + Wine

Apple Cider Mimosa

This weekend was tough.  And I need today to be a Sunday replacement.  So I decided to take the time to share a supremely simple recipe for a delightfully delicious Fall cocktail.

It’s taking the classic Mimosa and making it feel a little bit cozier.  Which is absolutely what I need right now.  And maybe you do too.

I know I haven’t been here in awhile, and it’s only because I haven’t had the time for anything that requires me to single focus.

And sit still.

But I’ll take the little time that I have right now to say that I appreciate each and every one of you.  And you are loved.

So grab ahold of someone you love- someone who inspires you, someone who builds you up- and cozy up with this Apple Cider Mimosa.

I made it just for you.

Apple Cider Mimosa

recipe for 1 cocktail. duplication recommended 😉

In a champagne flute, combine the following:

  • 1 ounce apple cider
  • 4 ounces cava*
  • optional – 1 ounce of Calvados (apple brandy) if you’re feelin’ extra fancy

Drop in a cinnamon stick and every time you take a sip, you get a little added warmth from a whiff 😉

You can also adjust the amounts to make a large pitcher of these for a brunch party!!

And you’re all very aware that I don’t really measure things, so the Abbey translation for that recipe would be:

  • splash of apple cider
  • topped off with enough cava to fill the glass and almost overfill it, but be ready to slurp the bubbles before they spill and I waste some wine
  • and I’m always feelin’ extra fancy

*If you don’t know this about me already, I am strongly against using champagne in cocktails.  Champagne should be sipped straight, and never blended.  And I also don’t like to use prosecco in most cocktails (remember my Camperol Spritz?) because prosecco has more sugar than most sparkling bruts, and therefore creates a far sweeter cocktail than I ever desire.

SO. I always use cava in my sparkling wine cocktails… it’s a Spanish sparkling wine, you can get yummy bottles for as little as $10, and it’s very dry and crisp – making it the perfect blending base for any cocktail!

Follow the Camperol Spritz link to see my picks for easy to find, inexpensive cavas!

thanks for reading, ya’ll.  love x

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  • Reply Gail November 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Love this! And I’ve been trying out this simple apple cider cocktail which I’m planning for Thanksgiving: equal parts fresh apple cider and brandy on ice with just a few drops of Pimms (I had a lot left over from summer). Stir and garnish with a thin slice of apple.

    • Reply Everyday Champagne November 12, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      That sounds delicious! I actually love adding a splash of brandy or cognac to this mimosa!! You’re reminding me I should have added that note in the post!!! Calvados is especially superb here 😉 Thanks Gail!! x

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