Cheers to Black Friday: The Best Apple Cider Mimosa

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to dive in to all things Christmas! (Unless you’re like us, and maybe already set up your tree a week… or two… ago.) Still, making it to Black Friday is deserving of a celebration in and of itself. Whether you’re packing your day with holiday shopping or spending it relaxing with friends and family, one thing is certain: This day calls for a drink! Our drink du jour is a festive Saltsy favorite, the Apple Cider Mimosa.

apple cider mimosa

We know you’re busy this weekend, so we won’t dig into too many details, but we do have to gush for a moment about the perfectness of this drink for all of your post-Thanksgiving festivities. While the apple-forward flavors certainly make it feel appropriate for a continuation of your turkey feast, the cinnamon, spices, and sparkle really herald the coming of the festive season. All in all: It’ll please the whole crowd at your Black Friday brunch — even your crabby aunt — so grab your champagne flutes and start mixing!

Here’s how to pull together for your Black Friday Saltsy Hour…

How to Make the Best Apple Cider Mimosa

Ingredients for 2 drinks:

  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 3 ounces spiced apple cider
  • Champagne or Prosecco to top
  • Garnish: Sliced apple, cinnamon, sugar


  1. Rim your glasses: Fill the base of a shallow dish with caramel. Fill the base of a second dish with sugar (about 2 TBSP) and cinnamon (about 1 TBSP). Dip the rims of your champagne flutes or saucers into the caramel, and then into the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Set aside.
  2. Add 1 ounce of rum and 1.5 ounces of spiced apple cider to each champagne flute or saucer.
  3. Top with champagne or Prosecco.
  4. Garnish with apple slices, either on a cocktail pick or add a notch to your slice and place it on the rim of your glass.
  5. Cheers!

If you’re so busy with brunch that you don’t have time for in-person shopping, we invite you to grab your mimosa and head to www.Saltsy.com. (Pssst… if you hit up our Instagram page first we may have a discount code for you, too!)

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