Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa – a Holiday Mocktail
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.
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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Cinnamon Apple Cider Mimosa - Mocktail
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- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 cups apple cider fresh pressed
- 2 cups apple must or substitute sparkling apple cider
- ¾ cups orange juice freshly squeezed
- 1 apple cut into 12 slices
- 1 orange cut into 6 half rounds
- 6 cinnamon sticks
- 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.
- Place 2 apple slices in each glass, arrange ½ orange slice on the glass rim. Stir gently as you add a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!
Hand Size 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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