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Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa (or Fauxmosa)

This cranberry apple cider mimosa is the perfect easy fall cocktail. Its main ingredient is sparkling cider so it can easily be made into a fauxmosa!

one cranberry apple cider mimosa with a cinnamon stick garnish

This post is sponsored by Martinelli’s – all opinions (and my love for their sparkling apple cider!) are my own.

With the holiday season approaching, I bet you’re starting to think about holiday parties. If you aren’t, it’s time to start!

We are huge fans of hosting parties and over the years, I’ve hosted Thanksgiving, Christmas dinner and several other holiday events. I have an array of go-to recipes for appetizers, dinner and desserts; I’ve got the turkey and ham, sides and pies down to a tee.

I’m usually running around cleaning, cooking and shopping – I’m sure you can relate. Things get so busy that sometimes I forget about drinks and send out frantic texts to guests asking them to pick something up.

two bottles of sparkling apple cider

This year I have a plan and it includes these apple cinnamon cranberry mimosas.

Many of my parties now have children (or women expecting children) in attendance so I needed to think out of the box this year. Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider is the perfect solution!

As a kid, my mom would always pick up a bottle or two of Martinelli’s sparkling cider so I could partake in New Year’s Eve toasts. Bubbly is especially fun when everyone can join in.

sparkling cider being poured into a cranberry apple cider mimosa

1 bottle of sparkling apple cider and several apple cider mimosas

Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa

This cranberry apple cider mimosa, made with sparkling apple cider instead of champagne, can easily be made into a fauxmosa. Because vodka is essentially flavorless, the drink will taste exactly the same if you remove it.

Mimosas and fauxmosas for everyone!

How to make an apple cider mimosa

Add the cranberry juice and vodka to a cocktail shaker and add ice. Shake it until the liquid is cold (give it a couple of really good shakes) and then strain it into a glass. Sprinkle some cinnamon in the glass and then top it off with Martenelli’s Sparkling Cider.

It’s a delicious drink and is so easy to make. You can keep all of the ingredients on hand and you will be ready for any last minute parties.

Look for Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider in the juice aisle of your grocery store. In my grocery store, it’s on the top shelf because the bottle is so tall!

3 cranberry apple cider mimosas

Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa

Cranberry Apple Cider Mimosa

Yield: 1 drink
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This cranberry apple cider mimosa is the perfect easy holiday drink. It’s main ingredient is sparkling apple cider so it can also be made into a fauxmosa!


  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka (optional)
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 cup Martinelli's Sparkling Cider


  1. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the cranberry juice and vodka. Strain into a glass. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the glass and top off with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 265Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 1g

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