Apple Cider “Mimosa”





  • Granulated sugar, as needed

  • Ground cinnamon, as needed

  • Apple cider, as needed

Mix enough granulated sugar and ground cinnamon to cover a small appetizer plate. Pour a little apple cider on another small appetizer plate, enough to cover the plate with 1/8” of cider. Dip the rim of each wine glass in the cider, then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture.

  • 1 quart good apple cider.

  • 1 bottle sparkling wine, inexpensive but tasty. DO NOT BUY KORBEL. or Andre. That stuff is California’s finest sparkling whiz. An inexpensive French sparkler—like Delacroix—is perfect. Or a Prosecco. Something in the $10 to $15 range is fine.

  • Cinnamon sticks, as needed

Pour one and a half ounces apple cider into each wine glass. Top with four and a half ounces sparkling wine. You can eyeball it if you prefer.

Garnish with a cinnamon stick.