This easy apple mocktail can be made in less than 5 minutes and has only 4 ingredients, so you’ll be sipping in no time.
Made with fresh apple cider (or cloudy apple juice) and alcohol-free sparkling wine, this delicious apple cider mocktail is perfect for Fall. With an optional decadent caramel cinnamon rim, it’s quick to make and perfect if you’re serving a crowd.
Why This Recipe Works
Made with easily accessible ingredients, this recipe is:
- Simple to make: let’s face it, there really is no easier recipe than a non-alcoholic mimosa. With an apple twist on the original, this pour and serve recipe can be on the table (or bar!) literally in minutes!
- Healthier than the original: it might be somewhat obvious, but alcohol-free sparkling wine is much better for you than alcoholic. Just be mindful of the sugar content and read the label before purchasing. In addition, apple cider shares many of the health compounds of fresh apples, such as potassium, polyphenols and antioxidants. It’s much better for you than regular apple juice because it is unfiltered and often contains less sugar.
- A decadent option: I’ve added an optional caramel and cinnamon sugar rim to this recipe because it adds a touch of indulgence and sweet deliciousness! But I promise, even if you decide not to use it, it will still be delicious!
- Can be made as a batch mocktail: looking for a batch mocktail that can be served in a pitcher? This recipe is perfect! Simply pour one bottle of alcohol-removed sparkling wine and an equal amount of apple cider into your pitcher and stir gently. You don’t want to disturb those lovely bubbles too much!
With ingredients that are easy to source, your delicious apple mocktail will be served in no time.
- Apple cider: fresh apple cider is the hero of this recipe! If you’re outside of the US, I recommend a cloudy or cold pressed apple juice, preferably unfiltered.
- Non-alcoholic champagne: fizzy and delicious, there are so many incredible sparkling wine alternatives available now. I’ll do a blog post on this soon, but feel free to comment below if you have found one you love.
Caramel sauce/topping (optional): I used a store-bought caramel topping made for ice-cream which worked perfectly. You just want to choose a sauce that will stick to the rim of the glass and allow the cinnamon sugar to stick to it - I imagine almost ANY caramel sauce will work for this!
Cinnamon sugar (optional): If you don’t have cinnamon sugar at home, just mix half a cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon to make your own. The ratio is 8 parts sugar to 1 part cinnamon, so you can reduce the quantity and make a smaller portion if you like. Alternatively, make a little extra and keep it for your next round of apple mocktails - I guarantee you won’t want to stop at one!
How to make apple mimosa mocktails
It couldn’t be easier to make this recipe!
To make the caramel rim: dip the rim of your glasses into caramel sauce, then into cinnamon sugar. This step is optional but delicious!
To make the apple mimosa mocktail: pour the apple cider into your glass until it reaches around halfway - don't stress about it being exactly equal, you can always adjust the quantites later!
Then, top with non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Wait for the bubbles to ease, then garnish with a piece of dried apple or a cinnamon stick (optional).
Apple Mimosa Mocktails
- ½ cup apple cider
- ½ cup non-alcoholic sparkling wine
- Caramel cinnamon rim (optional) See note 1
- Dried apple or cinnamon stick for garnish (optional)
- Pour equal parts non-alcoholic sparkling wine and apple cider into your glass and garnish with some dried apple or a cinnamon stick (optional).
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.