Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa – a Holiday Mocktail

Feature Apple Cider Mimosa as your signature mocktail for holiday parties and brunches

Lisa Bernier

Apple Cider Mimosas, alcohol-free

Switching things up from the traditional orange juice mimosa, apples are the star of this easy alcohol-free Apple Cider Mimosa. Apples are the main ingredient in this recipe, but fresh orange juice makes it a hit. This is a very easy recipe that everyone can enjoy!

Apple picking and apple cider

Apple picking has been a family tradition and a fun activity that we do yearly. Living just outside of Montreal, I am lucky to be surrounded by several apple orchards and the beauty of the countryside. I always buy my apple cider fresh from the orchard, one to enjoy right away and the second to freeze for later.

Hiking & Sparkling Apple Must

Always being on the lookout for new trails and mountains to hike, I discovered this delicious apple must which I use in the recipe from the small town of Rougemont, Quebec. This mountain has become one of my favourite hiking destinations. The view at the top of the mountain trails of Cidrerie Michel Jodoin is beautiful and I try to get there weekly. My favourite time to hike is in the fall with the colourful foliage which is breathtaking, but hiking in the winter after a fresh snowfall is also beautiful.

Apple picking has been a family tradition and a fun activity, and picking up fresh apple cider for a holiday mimosa mocktail

What's the difference? Apple cider, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, apple must, cider or hard cider?

Need help understanding all the differences? So did I!

  • Apple cider has a dark caramel colour. It is a tangy unfiltered, unsweetened beverage made from apples that is seasonal and must always be refrigerated.
  • Apple juice is lighter, more transparent in colour and is sweet and tart. It is filtered as well as strained and is available all year long.
  • Apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice from crushed apples, used in many salad dressing recipes and cooking.
  • Apple must is a combination of 100% pure apple juice with carbonated water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure.
  • Cider or hard cider is an alcoholic drink made from fermented apples.

Benefits of Apple cider

Apple cider has many of the same incredible benefits as apples and contains vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

Therefore, eating enough antioxidants can help keep cells healthy and reduce the risk of certain types of diseases.

Enjoy a glass of alcohol-free Apple Cider Mimosa with a twist of orange today!

Apple cider contains polyphenols which are compounds in plants that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect cells against damage caused by free radicals.

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Holiday mocktail recipe for Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa, perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas Brunch, or new Year’s Eve
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Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa - Mocktail

Create a beautifully spiced apple cider mimosa!  Everyone at the party will be able to enjoy this fantastic virgin mimosa recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 132
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

Glass Rim

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Beverage

  • 2 cups apple cider fresh pressed
  • 2 cups apple must or substitute sparkling apple cider
  • ¾ cups orange juice freshly squeezed

Garnish

  • 1 apple cut into 12 slices
  • 1 orange cut into 6 half rounds
  • 6 cinnamon sticks

Instructions

  • Add water to a small bowl
  • Mix cinnamon and sugar in a second bowl.
  • Dip the rim of each of the six glasses in the water & then dip in the sugar mixture to coat the rim of each glass.

Carefully, without touching the decorated rim

  • Add ⅓ cup of apple cider to each glass.
  • Top with ⅓ cup apple must.
  • Add 2 tbsp of orange juice to each glass.

Garnish

  • Place 2 apple slices in each glass, arrange ½ orange slice on the glass rim. Stir gently as you add a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!

Notes

Apple cider has a dark caramel colour. It is a tangy unfiltered, unsweetened beverage made from apples that is seasonal and must always be refrigerated.
Apple juice is lighter, more transparent in colour and is sweet and tart. It is filtered as well as strained, usually pasteurized, and is available all year long.
Apple must is a combination of unpasteurized apple juice with carbonated water that has been infused with carbon dioxide gas under pressure. May be replaced with sparkling apple cider or carbonated water/club soda in this recipe.
Cider or hard cider is an alcoholic drink made from fermented apples.

Hand Size Portions

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa - Mocktail
Serving Size
 
1 glass
Amount per Serving
Calories
132
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0
g
0
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.1
g
1
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.04
g
Cholesterol
 
0
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
8
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
334
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
34
g
11
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
26
g
29
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
143
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
29
mg
35
%
Calcium
 
79
mg
8
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hand Portions

Some handy advice:  You can use your hands to practice calorie control without weighing and measuring.

Using hand position size is an alternative way to decide how much to eat visually. It gives you a way to quickly estimate what's on your plate, using the size of your hand as an alternative to counting macros (which generally has you weighing and reading nutrition labels to count protein, carbohydrates, and fat).

To learn more, read How to Get Started with Hand Portion Sizes.

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