The funny thing is, I’m not a huge fan of regular mimosas with orange juice. I’ve never loved orange juice and I know I’m in the vast minority on that one. Even as a kid, I never drank orange juice. I was an apple juice girl through and through. The stuff practically ran through my veins.
I have the same love for apple cider. I can’t even express how much I love it! And I love cooking with it too. I can’t get enough of it this time of year. Especially in the form of doughnuts.
The second best part of these mimosas is the chai spice sugar rim! I mixed sugar with all the chai spices. Cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves, and ginger. SO delish. I love the mixture of the spiced apple cider with chai spices! It’s perfectly fall.
I also had an iced dirty chai the other day and I forgot how amazing they are! This one had two espresso shots, a super spiced strong chai flavor which I loved, and it was made with coconut milk. SO freaking good. And it was iced! I like my coffee iced no matter the temperature. I know I’m weird.
If you’re feeling extra “fall” (spoiler alert: I always am), you can add cinnamon sticks to the glass for serving! Super festive and you get even more spice!
These are so easy to make and would be perfect for a weekend brunch with friends. Especially if you served them with those doughnuts or my favorite apple fritter pull-apart bread! So dreamy.
Can you tell I’m a little obsessed with all things apple?
Apple Cider Mimosas with a Chai Spice Sugar Rim
These fall inspired mimosas are made with apple cider instead of orange juice, and they have a chai spice sugar rim for extra spice and flavor!
For the chai sugar rim
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
For the mimosas
- 2-3 ounces apple cider (per drink)
- champagne or prosecco, chilled
- cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
To make the chai sugar rim, combine the sugar, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and ginger on a plate and stir or use your fingers to combine.
Moisten the rims of your champagne flute with apple cider and rim in the chai sugar. Pour 2-3 ounces of apple cider into the glass and top with champagne. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and serve.