Fall Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe with Fireball Whiskey

Fall is my absolute favorite season and I love to cozy up with a comfy blanket and fall cocktail. No matter if I am having a quiet night in or enjoying Thanksgiving brunch, fireball cinnamon whiskey makes the perfect drink! The best part is this delicious cocktail is an easy drink to make with only a few ingredients and the perfect combination of fall flavors. Full recipe card below ūüėČ

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What is a mimosa?

A mimosa is an alcoholic beverage usually made with sparkling wine or champagne and a non alcoholic mixer or two, frequently juice.

This recipe combines a traditional mimosa with an apple cider fireball cocktail. A great cocktail for fall parties and the holiday season. All you need is apple cider, sparkling wine, and cinnamon whiskey for this hard cider recipe.

Fall Apple Cider Mimosa Ingredient List

This is an easy recipe with simple ingredients to make a delicious spiked apple cider. Here are my notes for you including substitutions ūüėČ

Apple Cider РOne of the main flavors in this cocktail is apple cider. I used fresh apple cider I picked up at my local grocery store. Any brand of regular apple cider will do. I picked the store brand because it came in a smaller quantity. Many times fresh cider is a seasonal item and comes in large gallon containers in the produce section.

Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey¬†– A shot of fireball whiskey will give this cocktail recipe it’s strong cinnamon flavor and boozy kick. If you are not a whiskey fan, don’t worry, this is not your grandpa’s whiskey. It tastes much more like cinnamon than alcohol. But you could also make it with cinnamon schnapps if whiskey is a hard pass.

Sparkling Wine – Champagne or sparkling wine is what turns this fireball cider recipe into a mimosa with a bit of fizz and bubbles. If you would like a less boozy version you can use sparkling grape juice or a splash of ginger ale or ginger beer. I used dry sparkling wine but you can use a spumante if your taste buds prefer a sweeter drink.

Mixing РI did not use my cocktail shaker for this since it has carbonated sparkling wine. If you have ever made this mistake, you know. It will explode. I simply added each ingredient to a glass and stirred.

Ice¬†– Because this fireball cider cocktail is a play on a mimosa, I like this as a chilled version rather than a hot cocktail like many other fall drinks. When I make cocktails with ice I like to use large ice molds or spheres because they don’t melt as fast and water your drink down.

Fancy glasses¬†– I used my grandma’s old fashioned martini glasses because I love the shape, but a rocks glass, a wine glass, or even a champagne flute would be a suitable serving glass for this as well.

Garnish РYou can garnish this cocktail with slices of apple, orange, cinnamon sticks and even star anise if you can find it. Caramel sauce is a great addition as well if you like a little extra sweetness.

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Fall Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe with Fireball Whiskey

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Easy fall apple cider mimosa with fireball whiskey. This simple apple cider cocktail tastes like fall in a glass. The whiskey warms you up and the cinnamon and apple cider go perfectly together. Top it off with some bubbly and this is a must try cocktail this holiday season.


  • 2 oz Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • 4 oz Apple Cider
  • 2 oz Sparkling White Wine or Champagne
  • Cinnamon Sticks (for garnish)
  • Orange Slices (for garnish)


  1. Combine the first three ingredients in a glass and stir.
  2. Serve over ice or in a chilled glass.
  3. Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cinnamon, fall, hard cider, holiday cocktail, mimosa, thanksgiving, whiskey drink

I often make this as a cold weather drink, but it is the perfect addition to a holiday party or a night in by the fire with a good book.

Mocktail Option

Maybe you don’t drink or have kiddos who want to join in the fun. No problem. Just mix the apple cider with sparkling grape juice and a sprinkle of cinnamon and omit the alcohol. Garnish with an orange slice or an apple slice, and a cinnamon stick.

Apple Cider Variations

Feel free to put your own spin on this cocktail this fall season. You can top this winter drink with fresh citrus like orange or lemon juice. You can also make an apple pie version with whipped cream topping and caramel sauce. You can also use caramel with a cinnamon sugar rim for sweeter taste buds. If you don’t have apple cider, apple juice can work too. You can even turn this into a traditional hot toddy with hot cider and cinnamon whiskey in a slow cooker. Just add some fresh cinnamon or whole cloves while it cooks.

When to serve Apple Cider Mimosas

Fall is the perfect time of year to serve this hard apple cider mimosa! Not only is it a great party drink with only a few ingredients, it can be made as a large batch drink as well. It’s the perfect cocktail on cold winter nights, for your Halloween party, Thanksgiving, brunch and can even cross over into the Christmas season.

Looking for more cold weather drinks? Check out my adult hot chocolate or my other drink recipes.

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