This easy recipe for Thanksgiving Mimosa is the perfect drink to have for your Thanksgiving holiday or Fall party. Apple cider is mixed with pumpkin puree and spices, then topped with champagne for a holiday cocktail everyone will love.
🎃Why You Should Make This Pumpkin Mimosa
- These versatile mimosa’s have a light fall flavor and can be served in the morning, with appetizers or with dinner and dessert!
- The pumpkin puree truly makes this drink taste like thanksgiving and is unique and special to this pumpkin champagne cocktail.
- It’s easy to whip up using simple ingredients along with your favorite champagne, prosecco, or sparkling white wine making it your favorite Thanksgiving mimosa recipe!
- Apple Cider – This is the sweet base of the drink that gives it a crisp fall flavor.
- Pumpkin Puree – Adding canned pumpkin puree is what truly makes this mimosa unique and tastes just like a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie mimosa.
- Pumpkin Pie Spice – This blend of spices is perfect for adding additional warming flavors to the pumpkin prosecco cocktail.
- Champagne or Prosecco – You’ll need a sparkling champagne, prosecco, or white sparkling wine to make it a fizzy and delicious pumpkin prosecco or pumpkin champagne drink.
- Turbinado Sugar – This is optional, but makes an excellent presentation when used to rim the glass.
- Fresh Apple Slices – Adds garnish and more fresh apple flavor.
📖How To Make Thanksgiving Fall Mimosa
1️⃣ In a pitcher, add the apple cider, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. Whisk until fully combined.
2️⃣ Rim 2 champagne glasses with turbinado sugar, then evenly distribute the pumpkin apple mixture into the glasses.
3️⃣ Top each glass with your desired amount of champagne, garnish with freshly sliced apples and serve chilled.
This fall mimosa recipe is the perfect mimosa for Thanksgiving! Change up the recipe by adding in fun variations to make it your own. You can even make a fall mimosa mocktail!
- Berry Twist: Instead of apple cider, use cranberry or pomegranate juice for a berry twist. These flavors pair well with the festive season and offer a tart contrast to the sweet pumpkin puree.
- Spiced Rim: For an added layer of flavor, mix turbinado sugar with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg to rim the glasses. This will give each sip a subtle spicy sweetness.
- Maple Infusion: Replace the turbinado sugar with maple syrup for a more autum flavor. Lightly dipping the rim of the glass in maple syrup and then into a mixture of crushed nuts can add both flavor and texture.
- Creamy Texture: To make the drink creamier and richer, add a splash of coconut milk or almond milk. This variation gives the drink a delightful velvety texture.
- Citrus Note: Add a splash of orange or lemon juice to the pitcher for a refreshing citrus note. You can also garnish the drink with a twist of citrus peel for added aroma.
- Herbal Touch: Muddle some fresh rosemary or sage at the bottom of the champagne glasses before adding the mixture. These herbs provide a refreshing and aromatic undertone.
- Non Alcoholic Pumpkin Mimosa: If you’re looking for non alcoholic thanksgiving drinks, consider using club soda or tonic water in place of ginger ale for the non-alcoholic mocktail version. For an alcoholic twist, prosecco or cava can be used as alternatives to champagne.
- Tropical Variation: For a tropical touch, replace pumpkin puree with mango or passion fruit puree. This will give the drink a sweet, exotic taste that’s a surprising twist on the original.
How do I rim the glass with sugar without making a mess?
To rim the glass neatly, first wet the rim by dipping it in a shallow plate of water or running a lemon wedge around the edge. Then, dip the moistened rim into the turbinado sugar which is spread out on a flat plate, turning the glass gently to ensure even coating.
Can I prepare fall flavored mimosas in advance for a party?
You can prepare the pumpkin and apple cider mixture ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to add the champagne or bubbly right before serving to retain the fizz.
What if I don’t have turbinado sugar for the garnish?
If you don’t have turbinado sugar on hand, regular granulated sugar, brown sugar, or even crushed graham crackers can be used as an alternative to rim the glasses. The flavor and texture may vary slightly, but it will still be delicious!
What food do you serve with mimosas?
Mimosas pair beautifully with brunch items such as eggs Benedict, quiches, fruit platters, pastries, and smoked salmon bagels. Their light and bubbly nature also complements savory foods like bacon, sausages, and toast spreads.
What should I have for a mimosa bar?
A mimosa bar should feature a variety of chilled juices like orange, cranberry, pineapple, and pomegranate, alongside a well-chilled bottle of champagne or prosecco. Additionally, include fresh fruit garnishes such as berries, citrus slices, and fresh herbs, as well as different glassware options and ice buckets.
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Thanksgiving Mimosa (Pumpkin Apple Spice)
- 1 cup Apple Cider
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Puree
- ½ cup Champagne
- ⅛ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ¼ cup Turbinado Sugar
- 1 Apple sliced
- In a pitcher, add the apple cider, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree. Whisk until fully combined.
- Rim 2 champagne glasses with turbinado sugar, then evenly distribute the pumpkin apple mixture into the glasses.
- Top each glass with your desired amount of champagne, garnish with freshly sliced apples and serve chilled.