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Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas – Easy Fall Cocktail

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Last Updated on October 8, 2023 by Leah Hall

Take your Thanksgiving cocktails to the next level with these Caramel Apple Cider cocktails. These Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas are so easy to make, especially with our homemade caramel vodka.


Apple cider, our homemade caramel vodka and champagne combine to create a delicious mimosa! This is the perfect Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail for Thanksgiving! We even added some edible glitter to make it extra, as well as sparkles are the best was to celebrate, right?!

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Caramel and apple cider are such a great combo, and we used our homemade caramel vodka, but feel free to use store bought. Please note that if you use store bought (it’s clear) the color will be slightly different.

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We love caramel apples in the fall, and always get them when we visit the local apple orchards. They also produce homemade apple cider, so when we made our caramel vodka, we knew we had to combine the idea. Fall cocktails are loved in this house, and this one may become a signature cocktail in your home, too.

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A sweet treat including the caramel-flavored vodka, add a cup apple cider, a little caramel and more resembles the candy apples as a fall treat. Read more to make this caramel apple cocktail below!

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Caramel Apple Cider Cocktails

This easy to make recipe is a quick and simple cocktail for everyone to enjoy for a fall brunch or for Thanksgiving brunch! If you have access to fresh apple cider from your local apple orchard then pour yourself this mimosa in under 2 minutes!

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With fall making its appearance, and it almost being Thanksgiving, it’s time to embrace all the flavors it offers. This recipe for Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas is the perfect way to start your celebration!

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How To Make These Caramel Apple Mimosas?

If you’ve never made mimosas, they are easy. One of the reasons mimosas, bellinis, and sparkling wine cocktails are popular is because they are simple to make! Honestly the measurements don’t even have to be perfectly correct.

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Flavored bellinis, carrot ginger mimosas or French 75’s are easy cocktails to make. But, just because they are easy that doesn’t mean they don’t impress guests, plus taste good! They make for great fall brunch cocktails, too.

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Ingredients Needed for the Caramel Apple Mimosas

This caramel apple cider mimosa cocktail has 3 ingredients (well 4 if you want to get fancy) – caramel vodka, apple cider, and champagne or sparkling wine.

  • Champagne – Since the apple cider and caramel vodka are sweet, using a wine that isn’t sweet like brut champagne is great, or cava. Or a sparkling wine that isn’t sweet. A prosecco will do, but will be sweeter. You can use sparkling wine, prosecco or cava, but in this case we used champagne. Also, try out this champagne saver tool if you don’t use it all at once!
  • Caramel Vodka – we love our homemade Caramel Vodka that is almost like a caramel liqueur. But, grocery store bought is great as well, and a clear vodka. It provides a dash of caramel without a ton of added sweetness. If you would use caramel syrup it can get too sweet, as there is a lot of sugar in it.  The caramel vodka also gives some more booziness to this champagne cocktail!
  • Apple cider – we can find this locally easily, as we have a ton of apple orchards around, but check the cold grocery section in your store to find some for yourself if you don’t have access to some. Apple cider is richer than apple juice, darker in color and more flavorful. So try to get your hands on some cider, not just apple juice. Like I said above, if you have access to fresh local apple cider which makes it fresher and tastier.
  • Edible Glitter – great for making the Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas super fancy. An easy way to bring some sparkle to your table, an easy ingredient to add. White, silver or gold work great to add shine to this cocktail. The fourth (optional) ingredient is a bit of edible glitter. We used a white glitter, but silver and gold work really well too as edible glitter for champagne. Adds a bit of shimmer to the Caramel Apple Cider Mimosa, and makes it even more festive AF!

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Why You Will Love these Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas

  • Perfect Holiday Cocktail Apples are an essential fall flavor. Caramel, cider and champagne all bring a cozy fall or winter vibe. Perfect for Thanksgiving Day or Christmas as brunch cocktails, or at any fall gatherings or winter holidays like a holiday dinner, bridal shower, or more.
  • Perfect for a Crowd You can make a few mimosas at a time, but they are great for a group of people, because once you open a bottle of champagne, you NEED to finish it! (although we found a great champagne stopper that keeps champagne bubbly for weeks!)
  • Not Too Sweet Most of the time when I think caramel I think overly sugary. This one just has the lightest caramel flavor without being cloyingly sweet. The apple cider adds some great sweet to the cocktail, and the champagne adds some tangy bubbles. Another option would be our Thanksgiving Champagne Cocktail!
  • If you want some other champagne cocktails, we suggest one with pomegranate juice- Pomegranate French 75, or Golden Doublet, Death in the Afternoon and the Chicago.

Caramel Apple Cider Mimosa Tips & Tricks

  • Can I Make a Pitcher of These? Yes, in a large pitcher combine caramel vodka and apple cider. Add optional glitter to make a glitter mimosa if you would like. Before serving, make sure to stir, and then add 3 ounces of mixture to each glass. Top with champagne.
  • Can I add Champagne Ahead of Time? No, the champagne will go flat. if you open the champagne to early it will lose it’s effervescence and sparkling wine needs the sparkle.
  • Can I Make this a Non-Alcoholic Mimosa? Yes! Just a few changes – use the apple cider amount as in the alcoholic version, 1/2 ounce of caramel sauce, and then top with non-alcoholic sparkling wine or sparkling cider. Note – this may be sweeter from the caramel, so you can add less to make it less sweet.
  • Chill the Apple Cider and Champagne Make sure the ingredients are cold before serving. This makes the cocktail more refreshing!
  • Garnish – if you are wanting a fun garnish for these apple cider drinks we have some suggestions. You could have a caramel rim with a bit of caramel on the rim of your glass. Or, rim the glass with some brown sugar by dipping champagne flutes in some lemon juice or apple cider and then the brown sugar. Or, a cinnamon sugar rim. Our personal favorite is just some apple slices on a cocktail pick. Just don’t cut the sliced apples too soon, or they will brown before placing them on the champagne glasses.
  • Other flavors – if you are wanting something different for your cocktail game, or want to enhance the flavors of this dessert cocktail, we suggest a few ideas. You could add a bit of vanilla vodka, or if it’s not sweet enough, add some homemade simple syrup. Another option could be to add a dash of ginger beer for the bite! You could also do a mimosa bar, and let people add their own flavors to this apple cider mimosa recipe. Mimosa recipes can be interpreted to be more traditional mimosas with orange juice, or a sweet treat like this delicious caramel apple mimosa.

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What is the Best Champagne for these Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas?

Our main answer is your favorite mid range champagne that is perfect to use for these mimosas.

  • Each 750ml bottle of champagne can make 6-7 mimosas. Once opened, champagne does not last long. Plan for how many bottles you will need for your guests at a party.
  • Mid Range Pricing No need to splurge on a fancy bottle of champagne for a mimosa! We usually choose something between $12 and $20. But, there are some champagnes around $10 that are great. Higher end champagnes are best left to sip au natural! Korbel and Domaine Chandon are favorites. Use something that is brut/extra dry because this is a sweeter drink from the caramel apple vodka.

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Cheers! Try our Lilac Mimosa, White Grapefruit Mimosas or Easter Mimosas, too! If you want a tasty apple juice cocktail, try this one from our friend Erin!


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Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

These Caramel Apple Cider Mimosas are so easy to make, and the perfect fall cocktails for your Thanksgiving brunch!


  • 1 ounce Caramel Vodka
  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 4-5 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon edible glitter


  1. Add vodka and cider inglass. Add in edible glitter if desired.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Top with champagne.
  4. Cheers!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

6 ounces

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: .1gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 7..8gFiber: .1gSugar: 6.2g

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