Caramel Apple Mimosas – 8 days, 8 ingredients

It’s that time again!  Day 4 of 8 days, 8 ingredients or less is here!  This recipe is for all the adults out there!  The ones working their asses off this whole year and finally getting a break the next few days! You deserve this! This recipe takes literally less then five minutes to put together and it’s seriously pretty!  This is a great simple cocktail for those holiday parties (or a great alternative to champagne on New Years)!  It has a little bubbly, a little caramel, some apples and it’s super yummy!  You could honestly pre-make a whole pitcher of this and just keep refilling drinks!

I really hate cocktails that are too sweet so this one is a happy medium between a little sweet and a little dry.  If you’re more inclined to be on the sweet train, you’re welcome to use sweeter champagne or sweet sparkling wine!  And for the kiddos, you can use sparkling apple juice instead of champagne! So pop that cork, grab your champagne flutes, and let’s get this party started!

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple (we used Granny Smith), sliced into thin wedges with a cut in the middle for the glass – **Tip to ensure they don’t brown put them in a bowl with lemon juice mixed with water!
  • 3 cups of apple cider (about 1/4 cup a glass)
  • 1 – 750ml bottle of dry brut champagne
  • 1/4 cup of caramel sauce (we like Trader Joe’s Salted Caramel Sauce)
  • 12 champagne flutes (can also make a large batch in a pitcher or punch bowl)

Instructions:

Make sure champagne and apple cider are chilled.  Pour caramel into a small shallow bowl (so you can dip glasses, it will ‘bubble up when dipped’ so make sure you leave room for that).  Take champagne flutes and dip them in the caramel sauce, letting excess run off before flipping them over.  Fill each flute half way with apple cider, then the other half with the bottle of brut (be careful, it bubbles up!).  Once each glass is filled, garnish with apple slices on the rim.  Serve immediately and enjoy!

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