Tim and I are both recovering alcoholics. It was the best decision we both made. Although our decisions were made at different times, we are both committed to maintaining our sobriety no matter what comes our way.
Having said that, sometimes you still want a special drink to celebrate a special occasion……for the holidays or just because.
You all know that I regularly troll Pinterest for recipes. Sometimes, the special drinks look so good. There was a recipe for Apple Cider Sangria and since I had already made Pomegranate Moscato Sangria , I wanted to go a different direction.
Mimosa was always a special Sunday morning treat……back in the day. Apple cider mimosa, good choice, add some caramel, better choice!
My nephew and his girlfriend brought home some apple cider from a recent trip to an apple orchard, so instead of orange juice, apple cider.
Sparkling grape, or ciders, are a great way to have a special drink without the alcohol, and are an easy swap for champagne.
This couldn’t be easier to make and the ingredients can easily be kept on hand for a last minute special occasion or special treat.
We almost always have caramel sauce in the house, and it made the perfect rim for the glasses. I chose champagne flutes, but any pretty special glass will work.
Warm the sauce slightly, dip the rim of the glass into the caramel,and then into a course sugar like turbinado. Make sure not to heat the caramel too much or it and the sugar will just slide completely off the glass.
Place about a tablespoon of the sauce in the bottom of each glass and top with apple cider filling each glass about a third of the way.
Top each glass with the sparkling apple cider and garnish with a slice of apple.
Not only are these really pretty, but they are perfect for those who do not drink.Sweet and bubbly, with a tart apple flavor…….
Alcohol Free Caramel Apple Mimosa!
- ½ gallon apple cider
- 1 bottle sparkling apple cider
- ¼ cup caramel syrup
- Turbinado sugar, for garnish
- apple, sliced for garnish
- Champagne flutes or wine glasses
- In a small dish, pour caramel sauce. In another small dish, pour sugar. Dip champagne flutes into caramel to rim glass, then dip into sugar.
- Place 1 tablespoon caramel sauce in the bottom of each rimmed flute. Pour in apple cider filling glass about ⅓ of the way. Top cider with sparkling apple cider.
- Garnish with an apple slice and serve.